Senior/Lead buyer for fossil-free materials – Forging steel

Are you a curious changemaker who thrives in a fast-paced, global, and complex environment? Does the opportunity to make an impact excite you, and are you looking for a career where you grow and learn every day? At Volvo Group Purchasing we shape the world we want to live in, by leveraging our ecosystem of supply network partners to drive prosperity.

Innovation, sustainability, diversity, competitiveness, resiliency, new business models, and digitalization are all key drivers in how we select partners, partners that have the same value-based and people-centric view of the world as we do here at Volvo Group. Together, we deliver a high level of business value to our customers and the Volvo Group organization.

Do you share our values and already know you want to join the Volvo team as your next career move?
Our transformation journey both needs to be sustainable for the success of Volvo Group and for the survival of our planet.

In this context we are creating a brand-new department focusing on Fossil-free Materials, with several new positions to be located in Lyon, France or Gothenburg, Sweden.
You will find passionate and driven colleagues working in an open and collaborative way. You will work in a global environment with exciting challenges.

To reach our sustainability vision and strong commitment, we are looking to recruit 5 Senior/Lead buyers being experts in one of the following field:
  • Flat steel
  • Forging steel
  • Aluminum
  • PGMs (Platinum Group Metals such as Platinum and Palladium)
  • Plastics/resin and rubber
As a Senior/Lead buyer for forging steel materials, you will be taking the lead to develop and drive our fossil-free materials purchasing.
Your purchasing responsibilities will include to:
  • own and develop a direct or directed-buy strategy on your material expertise, consolidate inputs and secure alignment with a network of buyers, internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • be an expert on the related segment, defining purchasing business models, sourcing and managing full supply chain (Tiers 2,3…X).
  • challenge the existing, bring innovation, influence all aspects of the business, including proposing partnership with some core partners, to actively contribute to the Volvo Transformation & Sustainable journey.
  • support the organization with cost evolution for your scope, develop specific contract frame, secure competitiveness and cost levels in line with the market.
You like to do business, you demonstrate great communication skills and you love to work cross-functionally and multi-culturally.
You have a can-do approach with a positive and open mindset, a high level of energy, and you are ready to tackle challenges with passion and purpose.
You enjoy managing many parallel activities, you are structured, analytical and you have a target-oriented approach.
You have a business or engineering degree, with at least 7-years’ experience in purchasing, preferably in automotive.
You are familiar with the specific forging steel raw materials market, with a good understanding of commercial drivers. Experience on directed-buy business is a plus.

If you can tick most of the above, then we are definitely a match: don’t wait and send us your application today!

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.

We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

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