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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.
What do we offer?
At Volvo Cars 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 will you do?
The Cost Engineering Department is now looking for a Cost Engineer for electronics for the Electrical team. The team is dedicated to fast-changing and exciting technology areas, covering all electronics and electrical Architecture in the car. We work closely with the buyers, SPM, Research & Development teams, and our suppliers and sub-suppliers. Estimating cost for electronic parts is done with both engineering and business mindset, i.e., by analyzing actual hardware/technical and commercial prerequisites to understand what requirements are driving cost. The role gives the possibility to deep dive into new and future technologies, which are in a dynamic phase where new functions are designed into future mobility solutions.
Your main responsibilities include the strive to make sure that Volvo Car Group always gets value for money when purchasing parts, by estimating the right cost level (Bill of Material and manufacturing process) and supporting with negotiation arguments to the buyer. Another important task is to support R&D with cost estimates to support design decisions for future products and changes. You contribute to strategic business plans, teardowns, and cost workshops with your expertise in electronic components and manufacturing.
The position includes some international traveling to suppliers’ manufacturing sites to review the production processes from a cost perspective.
Do you fit the profile?
You have a university degree in electronics and at least 5-8 years of relevant working experience in the electronics industry. Moreover, you are fluent in English, both spoken and written. Business experience in purchase/supply chain management/sales with electronics is required
Experience in cost calculations is meritorious. Deeper knowledge of optoelectronics and/or display technologies is a bonus.
Who are you?
On a personal note, we are looking for an open-minded, curious, outgoing personality with strong analytical and communication skills. In addition, you need to be business oriented with strong business acumen and great negotiation skills. You actively seek new ways to grow and to be challenged using both formal and informal channels. You take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
You are curious to learn new things and keep up with technical development, being the expert within your area. You enjoy supporting your colleagues/customers with excellent input since their success is your success.
How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position, please contact Martin Folino,firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark at email@example.com.
We want your application on November 30th, 2022, but selection will be running continuously.
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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