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Senior Buyer- Global Indirect Procurement

Be part of the transformation
Reality has made it clear that the actions we take in the next few years will significantly impact our future. Embracing the need for change, Volvo Cars is committed to spearheading the charge in automotive electrification. In this role, you'll play a crucial part in an exciting transformation journey that will change how the world views mobility. Are you ready for a new opportunity? 

 

We are now looking for experienced Buyers to join Indirect Material Procurement.
 

Who we are? 
Indirect Material managing suppliers providing products, services and investments needed to run our business, while Direct Material managing suppliers producing components and material for the manufacturing of our cars.
Together we contribute to shape global competitive, sustainable and resilient value chains. For Life.

 

Some of the opened positions within Global Indirect Procurement that belong to one of our cross-functional and international teams, covering different segments:


•    Investments (Production Process Equipment, Construction, R&D testing)
•    Digital landscape (HW, SW, digital services, licenses)

•    Services (Corporate Services, HR services)

 

Together with our stakeholders, this teams represents the entire company and drives the strategy and tactics in supplying products and services needed to secure a successful transformation of our company. You will play an important role in securing that we get access to the best products and services on the market at the best cost levels.  

 

What you´ll do? 
•    Lead and facilitate cross-functional sourcing projects within the category, including all aspects from preparation and execution to analysis, negotiation, supplier selection, and contract management
•    Develop and execute category and supplier strategies
•    Cultivate and sustain commercial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
•    Collaborate proactively with key business stakeholders to gain a comprehensive understanding of your product or service, its market, supply base, and potential innovations, in order to identify avenues for enhancing value for Volvo Cars, including improvements in cost, quality, and sustainability
•    Conduct market analysis, prioritize initiatives, and identify optimal negotiation strategies
•    Dare to challenge the status quo or established routes with stakeholders, suppliers, and individuals; work proactively to foster better mutual understanding and collaboratively pursue shared solutions
•    You will occasionally participate in international business travel

What you´ll bring? 

•    Knowledge and experience in one or several of the areas defined above and you have worked with supplier management and contractual topics. 
•    Ability drive fact-based discussions and have solid experience from negotiations. 
•    Experience in project management, creating plans and work in a structured way to achieve goals by setting priorities. 
•    Relevant university degree or equivalent work experience, with English as the primary language for written and spoken communication.
•    Experience in doing business in an international environment with global suppliers where a strong business acumen is a prerequisite as well as an ability to shift between short term focus and long-term ambitions.

 

We are looking for both senior procurement specialists as well as less experienced professionals, with the right business mindset, have a high ambition, drive and attitude. 

 

You lead your procurement area with confidence and create collaborative relations with your suppliers and internal stakeholders. Complex environments are something you thrive in, where you skillfully balance the interests of many while not losing focus on deliveries. You love creating from scratch and prefer to throw yourself in, rather than sit and wait for your turn. 


We invite you to apply in English at your earliest convenience.
Welcome!

 

Want to learn more? 
 

We do not have a fixed end date for this advertisement as we are continuously looking for this competence. Please submit your application via our Career site, applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. While submitting the application you will be required to submit your preference about the area you are the most interested in. 

 

Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged. If we decide to proceed with you in the process, we will reach out to you to discuss more and inform you about further steps. Please note that we will save your application in our talent pool for Senior Buyer roles. 

 

If you have any inquiries, please reach out to Staff Recruiter, Martina Damis at martina.damis@volvocars.com. 
 

Volvo Cars - Driving change together 

Volvo Cars’ success is the outcome of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with around 43,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations, allowing you to reach your fullest potential.​

​By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, with 50 per cent being electric cars and sold directly to customers mainly through digital channels. Make sure you’re in the front seat on this exciting journey as we pioneer the driving and electrification technologies of the future.

 

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Gothenburg, SE, 40531

Job requisition ID:  67584

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