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Forward Sourcing Buyer

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


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


Forward Sourcing support the procurement organization through all sourcings of direct material to all Car and Engine Plants.


The team consist of 10 people with various backgrounds and expertise. We are a multi-national team and frequently interact with our counterparts in both China and US and we communicate in English. We are now looking for a Forward Sourcing Buyer to join us!


What you’ll do


You will work with creating sourcing documentation for sourcing decisions based on input from the Category Buyer, creating and issuing RFQ to suppliers, consolidating supplier fulfilment regarding sourcing requirements before the final negotiation and sourcing decision, and receiving and following up quotes from suppliers – much of this work will be done in Volvo Cars Global Sourcing Tool.


You will also have ongoing responsibilities of creating business case summaries, supporting the procurement organization with expertise during negotiation phase and preparing documentation for sourcing agreements.


Do you fit the profile?


We believe you have a commercial or technical BSc degree and minimum two years of relevant work experience preferably from purchasing/procurement. You possess negotiation skills and have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and also have the ability to handle many issues/projects in parallel. You are of course fluent in English (written and spoken) with great communication skills in general.


What’s in it for you?


We are constantly improving our ways of working and you will definitely be part of the team development.  You will also broaden your network of business contacts within procurement and other functions within Volvo Cars – national as well as global! The number of product areas to work within is infinite within Volvo Cars and since our team source all commodities cross-car, we will get to learn and gain experience from all areas, so for the right person; your own ambition is the only limit.


How to learn more and apply


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Ola Josefsson ( For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Andreas Antefelt ( Please apply by register your application (CV & cover letter in English) as soon as possible but no later than January 6th.




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 automotive 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.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  20675

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