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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 we offer
At 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's all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.
We are now looking for an experienced senior buyer to join our Global Category Team in Purchasing Outbound Logistics. The team’s responsibility covers the purchasing of finished vehicle transportation by Road, Rail & Ocean as well as other Logistics services. This buyer role is connected to the road segment.
In our team, you will work in close cooperation with colleagues, internal stakeholders, and external suppliers to secure delivery of our brand-new cars – to the right cost, quality, and service.
You will report to Team Manager Logistics EMEA – and we look forward to extending the team with yet another skilled and experienced buyer who enjoys working in a dynamic global environment.
Your main responsibility will be to lead sourcing initiatives and manage commercial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders. The right candidate has ideally a background in procurement or related supply chain services and also experience within project management and successfully driving complex sourcing projects.
Your key tasks
- Lead and support cross-functional sourcing projects within the category including preparation, execution, analysis, negotiation, supplier selection, and contract management
- You will work towards individual & team targets and perform administrative tasks related to the job.
- Develop and implement category and supplier strategies
- Create and maintain commercial relations with suppliers and stakeholders
- Work proactively with key business stakeholders to understand your product/service, its market, supply base, and potential innovation to find ways to increase value for Volvo Cars including cost, quality, and sustainability
- Perform market analysis, prioritization, and identification of optimal negotiation tactics
- Dare to question status quo or decided routes with stakeholders, suppliers, and people; and work proactively to build a better understanding and work towards common solutions
- There might be some need for global business travel.
Do you fit the profile?
You have a university degree or equivalent experience
You have a minimum of 3 years of experience from a relevant Purchasing role and the above-listed sourcing activities
You are fluent in English, written and spoken
Experience in logistics, project management, or the automotive industry is meritorious.
On a personal level
To be successful in the role you need to have a business mindset, be target-oriented, performance driven with strong commercial acumen.
Your curious and analytical set of mind enables you to challenge the existing setup
You enjoy working co-operatively in teams as well as independent driving and completing tasks
You need to be structured to manage complex sourcing projects and the many interfaces connected with this role
You are confident acting in an international environment
How to learn more and apply
If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Engin Alsancak at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark at email@example.com
We want your application before the 7th of January, 2023 but selection will be running continuously.
Please note that applications via email will not be accepted with respect to GDPR.
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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