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Category Buyer Exterior

It’s all about people


We have always prioritised people in everything we do. Curiosity about others' needs is key to creating safe, personalised, and sustainable mobility solutions. If you believe in the power of people and share our respect for human-centered innovation, you'll thrive here. Surrounded by brilliant, curious colleagues all committed to making a difference. We are people who care about other people.

At the Procurement exterior team, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a global supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services - at the right cost, quality, and technology is essential for the growth of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it's all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a genuine experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.

What you’ll do
Are you a fast-learning and innovative person who wants to work in a high technology area of Automotive?
You will be part of the Exterior System team with global buyers, and you will be involved in new sourcing, secure running projects, and day-to-day business.
The group belongs to Exterior Procurement, and we work with components such as Painted Plastics, Accessories, Lighting, Rear View Mirrors, and Washers/Vipers.
In this role, you will be working in a global cross-functional team with other buyers, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and others. You will be in close collaboration with stakeholders & suppliers to understand your product/service, its market, supply base, and innovation to find ways to increase value for Volvo Cars - including cost, quality, and sustainability. By leading negotiations and building relationships with an international supplier base, you will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the overall performance and competitiveness in the value chain. You will also be handling order management and capacity assurance.

What you’ll bring
We are looking for a person, who is commercial and professional! A person with a positive and energetic mindset - everything is possible!
•    like challenges and are focused on setting and reaching goals
•    are comfortable with handling complex business cases and setups 
•    are creative and motivated to find new solutions and opportunities
•    dare to challenge the status quo, suppliers, and our stakeholders
•    can handle parallel projects and see the whole picture of a business case
•    are excellent in building relations both internally and externally
•    are a strong team player who is honest and actively work with self-development
To succeed in this role, you have a Business or Technical University degree (or equivalent). You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience. You also have good business insight combined with high integrity and can prioritize your own work and always deliver on time. Supplier relations are important, where your good communication skills, are a great ability. Daily negotiation is also one of your strongest areas.
The automotive industry is changing rapidly, and the environment and our company’s strategy might change fast. Therefore, we are not only valuing your previous experience and competencies but also your personality and your desire to develop and embrace unknown future opportunities.

Want to know more? We hope so
We’d like to receive and review your application. If you want more information about the role and its responsibilities or simply learn a bit more about the team, please reach out to the hiring manager at or the recruiter at
We want your application 26th of March 2023, but selection will be running continuously.
Please note due to GDPR we only accept applications via our Recruitment Tool 



Volvo Cars - Driving change together


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential.

For the right person, an inspiring, and creative workplace awaits. Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has the right to our Family Bond, our new all-gender, paid parental leave policy? You’ll also enjoy a culture and benefits package that’s made us one of the world’s most awarded and progressive employers.

By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, 50% of which will be electric vehicles and sold directly to customers through digital channels. Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we create the driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.


Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  64811

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