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Global Category Manager

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-centred innovation, you'll thrive here. Surrounded by brilliant, curious colleagues all committed to making a difference. We are people who care about other people.


Global Procurement Propulsion at Volvo Cars is responsible for developing purchasing strategies, new vehicle/platforms 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 opportunities ahead related to autonomous driving, electrification, and sustainability. Our team’s motto is “Future is an attitude, and we choose to drive the transformation into the future” as we like to create impact and take the lead in taking our business forward!


What you’ll do


Are you a skilled leader who values business and working with people, coaching them in their business development and inspiring them to grow?


Propulsion Procurement is now looking for a Global Category Manager for Aluminum and HPDC.

You will be part of the section management team and report directly to the Head of PE & Aluminum. As GCM (Global Category Manager) you will lead the global category team operations and be responsible for end-to-end deliveries of the team including strategy development, Industrialization & Launch as well as Running the business. The teams consist of procurement professionals (mainly buyers and SPMs but also Cost estimators) in Europe, China, and the US. 


What you’ll bring


We look for someone who has good communication skills in English and a broad experience in purchasing. Moreover, you have a commercial or technical university degree as well as previous leadership experience. 

As a person, you ensure ownership by inspiring and purpose-based leadership with the mindset that everything is possible. Planning and aligning as well as balancing stakeholders are in your nature. You have a high interest in individual development with the ability to develop the employees’ mindset and behavior. Furthermore, you have the social capacity and a desire to improve cooperation with key stakeholders.


  • Enjoy taking your own decisions and having the freedom to decide on the strategy of your own category. 
  • Be confident in presenting to executive audiences and have negotiation experience with global suppliers
  • Have demonstrated expertise in developing a global team of professionals. The teams are highly diversified and consist of very motivated people that are located in all regions.
  • Enjoy strategic opportunities that can be solved with teamwork within procurement and cross-functionally. You believe that your strength is in the team!
  • Enjoy having a lot of internal and external interactions, acting as an ambassador for procurement internally and for Volvo Cars' externally.
  • You have great business insight, influence for results, and expertise with great negotiation skills. 


We believe that you can control complexity and have analytical and strategic abilities with a strong achievement orientation. Moreover, you are an honest person with integrity and a strong team player.  


Want to know more? We hope so

We’d love 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
Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter via the link below no later than 25th Mar 2023. 
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:  64818

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