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Sustainability Business Developer - Climate Action & Circular Economy i Göteborg

The best place to work in the Global Automotive Industry. Join us on this exciting journey into the future, we want to hear from you!

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We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?



The Sustainability Team at Global Procurement is a key contributor to delivering Volvo Cars’ sustainability commitments across our global supply chains. With the shift towards electrification and decreased tailpipe emissions, supplier emissions will represent a greater part of the vehicles’ lifecycle footprint. To become a climate-neutral company, the importance of collaborating with our business partners and driving impact across the value chain is more important than ever before, and we must act now. By 2025, our total carbon emissions per car shall decrease by 40%, including major emission reductions from our supply chain. 
The Sustainability Team works across two different products – Climate Action & Circular Economy and Responsible & Ethical Business. We are now looking for a new team member for the Climate Action & Circular Economy team, to enable successful deliveries within the area. In this product, we focus on driving emission reduction projects across the supply chain as well as integrating climate action consideration in Procurements’ business decisions.


Further, we are initiating and defining our work on Circular Economy.
Being part of the Sustainability team in Global Procurement, you will be involved in deliveries like:
Supporting the work of carbon-neutral supply chains, with the ambition of 100% climate-neutral energy by 2025 for tier 1 suppliers. Working to increase circularity in materials, by 2025, secure our ambition of 25% recycled plastics, and significantly increased the use of recycled steel and aluminum. Supporting procurement to secure our supply chains is responsible and ethical at all levels and tiers, aiming for full transparency and traceability. 
Ensuring CO2, Circularity & Responsible Business is part of every sourcing decision and provides tools for buyers to act on sustainability elements with clarity and confidence. Measuring, reporting, and providing a holistic view of Climate action/Circularity/ Responsibility in the supply chain. Investigating new opportunities in renewable energy, materials, and responsible business that can be interesting for Volvo, in collaboration with our suppliers and our sustainability champions.    


Do you fit the profile?


-    Be highly knowledgeable in the sustainability field and know how to balance and merge environmental, social, and economic business aspects to shape the future of mobility.
-    Be forward-looking with a proven track record in how to transform operations to become planet positive and contribute to a responsible and circular society. 
-    Understand the CO2 performance of Volvo Cars suppliers by collecting the right set of data using relevant standards and methodologies (e.g. GHG protocol)
-    Have strong data management skills, take ownership, and have strong collaboration skills.
-    Have prior experience working with supply chain evaluations or due diligence mapping.
-    Be used to analyze complex sustainability data from digital sources to gain insights for business purposes and decision making.

Is this the next step in your career?

Please apply no later than June 20th, 2022, but note that selections will be running continuously.

Should you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Ulrik Persson, Director Procurement,
Questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior Recruiter, Maria Westermark at


Please note due to GDPR we only accept applications via our Recruitment Tool




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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