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Sr. Buyer, Chassis

You want to make a difference. So do we.

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of making an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


Your key tasks

Act as business owner for responsible commodity & supplier

Responsible for commodity & supplier strategy, development and management according to global category team alignment as regional procurement input

Work in global category team, lead or support regional/global activity and task from global backlog, secure transparent communication and global alignment

Co-create commodity strategy in terms of sustainability, quality, cost, capacity, robust concept, flexibility & footprint, strong link with company purpose

Make sure supplier understand sustainability roadmap, drive CO2 reduction, clean energy and recycle material as priority

New sourcing include RFQ, supplier evaluation, cost analysis, negotiation and contract with global alignment to secure on time delivery

Responsible for and lead cost reduction activity & objective, actively drive cross functional team to achieve common goal

Optimize supplier footprint in Asia Pacific to secure the best support to car assembly plant with better logistic chain and low emission

Support SQM and R&D for escalated issues

Manage Supplier capacity in life cycle

Manage supplier product and tool order

Support running production, work with cross functional team drive precise delivery and continuous improvement, jointly develop VQE strategy

Support change management

Regular evaluate supplier performance, enhance key supplier partnership

Lead regional supplier development to contribute for global procurement objectives

Other assignments by team manager and global category team


You and your skills

Fluent English in written and oral, with excellent communication skill

Automotive OEM and/or tier-1 procurement/purchasing experience is required

Need strong global mindset, proactive way of working

Can manage complicated business case under the pressure and time limit

Demonstrated leadership, can lead cross functional team to achieve challenge target

Highly engagement, self-driven, result-oriented

Willing to support and share with others as team player, challenge with respect

Profession and deep knowledge in procurement & commodity

Strong business acumen, strategic thinking and insight in your specific area

Creative thinking, willing to learn and always curious

Continuous improvement and always drive to better performance

Logical analysis capability for complex case

Flexible in business travel and working hours (interact with EU/US team)

5-10 years automotive experience in chassis or climate/HVAC system is preferred

Engineering, program management, commercial background is plus


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

VCCN-Shanghai Jiading (APHQ), CN

Job requisition ID:  32627

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