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Senior Buyer - IT

Do you want to lead the change?

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


Senior Buyer – Information Technology (IT)


About Volvo Car Group

The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand”. We believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people on board. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.

Indirect Procurement (IDP) is a global organisation with highly skilled and motivated employees located in the USA, Sweden, Belgium, China, Malaysia, and India. We are responsible for the procurement of Non-Production Material such as: Professional Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Facilities Management, Logistics, and Machinery & Tooling within Volvo Car Group. We are responsible for development of supplier collaboration together with internal stakeholders in order to reach Volvo Cars' cost, quality and environmental requirements.


You will join a diverse team of 14 skilled Buyers in a dynamic environment where we transform the supply chain at Volvo Cars US Operations Inc. We are currently looking for a Senior Buyer for information Technology (IT) who will be based in Ridgeville, SC.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with internal Stakeholder’s and Supplier’s to drive best-in-class levels of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Volvo Cars
  • Actively drive and manage the 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process to optimize commodities and increase Return on Investment (ROI) for Volvo Cars
  • Lead and execute Supplier negotiations and Request for Quotations (RFQ’s)
  • Create, implement, and continuously enhance Commodity Business Plans
  • Create and nurture commercial relations with Suppliers and internal Stakeholders
  • Be an agent for change and continuously challenge the status quo
  • Present savings opportunities to executive management team
  • Collaborate with your global counterparts in EMEA and APAC to ensure the Volvo Cars supply chain is optimized on both a global and regional level
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest market intelligence and technical trends for the commodities you are responsible for in order to evolve programs in-line with constantly changing market conditions
  • Operate in accordance with Volvo Cars’ “Omtanke” mind-set and way of conducting business


Required Qualifications

  • Four year University degree, or equivalent experience in Business and/or Engineering
  • Change management expertise
  • Expertise in presenting and interacting with Executive Management
  • Ability to multi-task (able to track, manage, and execute on identified strategy)
  • Multiyear Procurement experience within the professional services area
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Project Management software experience


Desired Personal Qualities

  • Strong cognitive ability and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to operate with a high sense of urgency
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism
  • Enthusiastic and self-driven
  • Complete and timely follow-through on commitments


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  21389

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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