Uptime Powertrain Buyer

Uptime Powertrain Buyer

Do you enjoy working in an agile and challenging environment with high focus on the customer? Do you want to drive changes and bring innovations in a multicultural environment? Do you embrace continuous improvements and enjoy working in teams? Are you self-driven, service minded and target oriented?
Well, then you should apply today. We at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing are looking for a Buyer in the Uptime & Adaptation team and we need you.

What is our offer to you?

Volvo mission is to drive prosperity in the transport industry and one of the foundation stone is the customer success! Fulfilling customers’ demands rapidly and keep our promises by having their product up and running during its complete life cycle is exiting but might be also a true challenge. That requires a change in mindset and to be innovative, capturing creative supply solutions on the market as well as driving it together with our preferred suppliers.
Typically, we need to challenge design, conventional purchasing methods and manufacturing technologies so that customers get their product quickly after they order! Rapidity and agility are key and it is becoming a standard in customer’s mind.
Are you ready to take the ride and embrace the challenge?

This is your mission

As Uptime Buyer, you will be responsible for a purchasing portfolio of parts delivered to Volvo warehouses globally. You will be leading the purchasing activities on your scope with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the customers maximum satisfaction.
Your main responsibilities are:
  • Manage your Uptime portfolio
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers in order to secure the best QDCF-TSR performance
  • Highlight improvement opportunities and drive negotiations
  • Drive supply chain optimization (SCO), low performance supplier improvement activities
  • Forecast prices evolution
  • Manage risk mitigation and crisis activities
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with internal cross-functional stakeholders such as Service Market Logistics, Commodity and Project buyers, Spare Part engineering, Brands, Quality etc.
  • Lead Performance Reviews with suppliers and contribute to Business Review Meetings with suppliers (BRMs)
  • Propose resourcing activities if needed; drive activities related to the supplier switch
  • Own and develop the global Segment Business Plans
  • Scout and seek for the best suppliers plus bring creative and innovative solutions on this segment on the whole value chain (challenge design, sourcing & contract, procurement)
  • Foster the Volvo values (customer success, trust, passion, change and performance)
  • The ticket to ride
At Volvo Group we believe in the concept ‘Hire for attitude, train for skills’. Therefore, what’s most important to get the opportunity to join us on journey is that you have ability to motivate, engage and involve others with passion for innovation. Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen, customer focus with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell concepts and get desired support.
An important part of this job is to develop our organization, which is why strategic ability, service minded and target oriented approach plus integrity and trust based collaborations are your strengths. You have also demonstrated perseverance, positive mindset and analytical skills.
We also believe that you have:
  • Master degree in Business, Engineering, supply chain or related field
  • High effective written and verbal communication (English)
  • Experience negotiating and interacting with suppliers
  • Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities
Did you know? For many years, as a “disability friendly” company, Renault Trucks SAS has been committed to including people with disabilities in our professional environment.

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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