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Director Procurement Sustainability

Do you want to lead the change?

Volvo Cars is on a very exciting change journey from a premium car maker into a global mobility provider, with our purpose of offering freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way at the heart of everything we do as a company. The big changes we see in the world like digitalization, sustainable & flexible mobility, personalization of every aspect of life, and self-driving technology provides opportunities to grow our businesses and create consumer experiences we have never imagined before.



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.  
Global Procurement Propulsion & Sustainability at Volvo Cars is responsible for developing purchasing strategies, new vehicle/platfroms sourcing with the best in class concept, supplier sustainability, supplier quality, supplier footprint set-up/optimization and cost reduction for all direct material supplies to Volvo Cars related to components within our responsibility area.
Our global team has numerous exciting challenges ahead related to autonomous drive, electrification and sustainability. 
Our team’s motto is “We drive the transformation” as we like to drive change and take the lead in driving our business forward!
Within our team, we now have an open position as Director Procurement Sustainability.


What´s in it for you


As Director Procurement Sustainability you will lead a global team of over 10 senior specialist and experts in the sustainability area and have the global responsibility for supply chain sustainability transformation. As global responsible for the transformation, you will work in close cooperation with the entire Procurement direct and indirect material line organizations and hold them responsible to secure the best strategy and implementation of sustainability roadmap. You will be part of the Global Propulsion and Sustainability Management team. You will lead and develop your team as well as contribute in developing the global Propulsion and Sustainability Procurement unit in total. Close collaboration with the central sustainability team of the company, as well as R&D, and Manufacturing sustainability function is the key to drive the sustainability transformation. You need a good holistic understanding and a good strategic view to thrive in a global, cross-functional and fast-moving environment.


What you will do


You will pro-actively work with internal and external partners and stakeholders to find ways to align the supply chain sustainability strategies and roadmaps according to the latest legal and political landscape and company purpose and vision, and push for implementation with your team. You will need to continuously develop the competence and capability of your team and train the rest of the whole procurement organization to achieve the company’s vision of sustainability leadership in the industry. You actively contribute to the Procurement Transformation journey and influence others towards our common goals. Of course, in practical terms, you will do the recruitment, new employee introduction, competence development and salary setting. 
You and your skills


You have previous senior leadership experience for the legal or ESG of multinational companies in central function or Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality or R&D. You can demonstrate experience from leading and coaching people and teams through continuous feedback and coaching. You enjoy driving continuous transformation and breaking grounds for new areas. You possess a strong strategic mindset and understanding of the company or procurement strategies. You drive both long-term strategic issues and short-term operational issues. You hold a commercial or technical university degree. You got analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to facilitate and communicate resolution of complex issues with an attitude, “yes we can!


On a personal level


You favor an inspiring and charismatic leadership with the ambition to develop people and teams. You possess a strong determination and mind-set that everything is possible! That will give you and the team the ability to work successfully towards needed targets. Complex, global and a multitasking environment is the place for you! It stimulates you to develop the business and yourself towards higher goals. You have the ability to manage priorities and schedule to meet deadlines and expectations. You are overall an honest person with high integrity who enjoy working closely with key stakeholders towards common goals.
How to learn more and apply


Does this sound like your next challenge?
Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter via the link below, but he selection process will run contentiously, therefore it is important to register your application as soon as possible but not later than than 30th of Nov. 2021.
If you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Ying He (Frieda), Head of Global Procurement Propulsion and Sustainability, at ying.he@volvocars.com.
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark, Senior Recruiter at Volvo Cars at maria.westermark@volvocars.com. 


Please note due to GDPR we only accept application via our Recruitment Tool.



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.


Job requisition ID:  55578

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