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Senior Buyer Logistics (Packaging)

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.


Volvo Car US Operation Inc.


Senior Buyer – Logistics (Packaging)

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”. And 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 Purchasing (IDP) is a global organisation with highly skilled and motivated employees located in Sweden, Belgium, China, Malaysia, India and USA. We have the responsibility for purchasing of Non-Production Material, Logistics, Machinery & Tooling, Services and IT within Volvo Car Group. Our task is also to provide ongoing support for related projects and vehicle programs. We are responsible for development of supplier collaboration together with internal stakeholders in order to reach Volvo Cars' cost, quality and environmental requirements.


We are looking for a talented individual to join our IDP team. You will join a diverse team of 9 skilled buyers in a dynamic environment where we transform the supply chain at Volvo Cars US. The packaging team covers Disposable-, Returnable- and Typebound Packaging as well as packaging services such as Maintenance and Container Management for both production and aftermarket. You will be assigned certain categories/projects from the above described packaging portfolio.


Your responsibility will be to participate and/or lead specific sourcing initiatives, implement them and manage commercial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders. The right candidate has ideally a background within packaging or related supply chain services and a good knowledge of procurement & project management. In this position you will:


Main responsibilities

  • Reduce total cost of ownership within your assigned commodity scope
  • Create and maintain commercial relations with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects & purchasing governance structures
  • Challenge status quo
  • Facilitate sourcing specification documentation and prepare legal agreements
  • Ensure purchasing processes are followed and enhanced


Required qualifications

  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • University degree or equivalent experience in Engineering and/or Business.
  • Ability to work co-operatively in teams, as well as independently to drive and complete tasks
  • 3~5 years purchasing experience
  • Preferred automotive industry experience
  • Experience in SAP or equivalent system
  • Solid project management skills


Personal qualities

  • High integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work in a high paced, agile environment
  • Structured and Analytical
  • Business and performance driven
  • Strong negotiation skills and overall business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills and positive mindset.
  • Strategic understanding and thinking
  • Analytical skills and result oriented.


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:  21583

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

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