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Cost Engineering Interior and Exterior 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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It's not about cars. It's about people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.


Who are we

At Volvo Cars Procurement, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a global supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality, and technology – is essential for the growth of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it is all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a genuine experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.
The Cost Engineering Department is now looking for Cost Engineers to the Interior and Exterior team. 

We work closely with the Procurement, Supply Chain and R&D teams, and our suppliers. Estimating cost for parts is done with both engineering and business mindset, i.e., by analyzing actual technical and commercial prerequisites to understand cost drivers. The role gives the possibility to deep dive into new and future technologies.
Your main responsibilities include the desire to make sure that Volvo Car Group always gets value for money when purchasing parts and technical negotiation support to the buyer. 
The position includes some international traveling to suppliers’ manufacturing sites to review the production processes from a cost perspective. Carbon Footprint is becoming a natural step in the costing activities and will be part of your daily work. 

What you’ll do
Cost Estimation of Part price and Tool cost
Concept Evaluation in early phases
Drive and support fact-based negotiations
Review and analyze supplier quotations and provide gap analysis
Benchmark activities to understand the best cost and technologies for bought parts
Contribute with expert knowledge within your area of expertise
Use your network and expertise to build databases and cost models within your area of expertise
Act as the “go to person” for material and manufacturing questions

What you’ll bring

You have a technical university degree and at least 5-10 years of relevant up to date working experience within the Manufacturing and/or Tooling Industry.
Experience in working in cost engineering or manufacturing with focus on the automotive and related industries.


Area of Expertise we are looking for:
Glass and Rubber
Occupant Safety, Airbags, Seat belts, Steering wheel
Seating and Comfort systems
Aluminum extrusion, casting and machining
Stamping and related assembly methods
General assembly
Willingness to develop knowledge in product carbon footprint analysis and optimization.


Moreover, you are fluent in English, both spoken and written. 
On a personal note, we are looking for an open-minded, curious, outgoing personality with great analytical and communication skills.  In addition, you need to be business oriented and have great negotiation skills. You actively seek new ways to grow and to be encouraged using both formal and informal channels. You take on new opportunities and tough tasks 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 achievement is your benefit.
Want to know more? We hope so
 We’d love to receive and review your application. If you want more information about the role and its responsibilities or simply learn a bit more about the team, please reach out to the hiring manager at or the recruiter at
We want your application on August 14th, 2023


Please note that due to vacation period in Sweden there vill be a delay in communication regarding this recruitment process. We will respond to any questions you may have after 14th of August
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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