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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 make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.
What do we offer
At Volvo Car Group 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 is all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.
What you will do
The cost engineering department is now looking for a cost engineer expert, to the chassis and propulsion team
The cost engineering department is a strategic function within procurement supporting procurement, research & development and finance.
Cost engineering serves to provide the organization with expert competence regarding fact-based cost analysis.
The department have an extensive experience and skills within all different types of components building up a car (plastic, metal and electronics) where the base is production methods used to produce the parts.
We are supported by calculation software’s and knowledge domains to calculate cost for both parts and tools.
As a cost engineer, you work independently and in teams. The job includes international travel to suppliers’ manufacturing sites to review the production processes from a cost perspective as well as Volvo´s offices and plants in different locations.
The team are involved in medium to heavy investments where fact-based negotiation is the base. We work with the buyers, engineer´s and our suppliers.
Estimating cost is done with both engineering and business mind-set, i.e. by analyzing actual hardware/technical and commercial prerequisites to understand what requirements are driving cost.
You will be important for the buyer’s successful negotiations.
You and your skills
The individual we are looking for has a background from manufacturing engineering, process engineering or tool making willing to take on a new challenge.
Deep knowledge about processes like machining, light metal casting, aluminum extrusion, forging and general assembly is of great interest.
You have an extensive experience of minimum five to ten years from the manufacturing industry and proven knowledge from manufacturing of chassis and propulsion component’s or tooling´s.
Your base is a technical university degree or equal relevant work experience.
Experience in quotation preparation or a role as key account manager within the automotive industry is a merit.
You are known for
On a personal note, we are looking for an analytical, open-minded, curious and outgoing personality with good communication skills.
You enjoy collaboration and possess good team working skills. In addition, you need to be business oriented with a strong business acumen, great negotiation skills and an analytical mind-set.
You enjoy supporting your colleagues/customers with excellent input since their success is your success.
Our company is working on the global arena and therefore you are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
How to learn more and apply
If this sounds like your next challenge, please apply as soon as possible but no later than May 30th, 2020, but selection will be running continuously.
For further information, please contact hiring manager Magnus Björkqvist at
Questions regarding the recruitment process? Please contact Maria Westermark,
Please note that applications via email will not be approved.
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.
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