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Senior Buyer, Procurement of Direct Material

20 februari 2024
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Work with us towards a greener future

Climate change is a reality. As a mobility provider, we recognise our impact on the environment and are determined to play our part in contributing to sustainable solutions. Today, all our cars offer electrified versions, and our goal is to exclusively produce fully electric cars by 2030. If you share our commitment for creating a positive environmental impact, then join us in our mission to advance towards a greener future.
We are now looking for experienced Senior Buyers to join Direct Material Procurement, within Procurement & Supply Chain organization.

Who we are?

At Direct Material Procurement, we are strategically constructing an organization poised for future success. Our Global Category Teams are dedicated to establishing competitive value chains through collaborative efforts with stakeholders. We consider our chosen suppliers as enduring partners in innovation and business, aiming to cultivate long-term relationships while ensuring a sustainable global footprint. Our commitment extends to minimizing supply chain risks, and we continually explore new suppliers and innovative ideas.

We are committed to unleashing the full potential of individuals, fostering innovation, and embracing adaptability in the face of change. Our empowered teams assume ownership and proactively deliver optimal value to consumers. Leaders within our organization are dedicated to developing, coaching, and motivating individuals. By eliminating obstacles and facilitating team deliveries, our leaders actively contribute to the success of the business and operations. Our global team members collaboratively share ownership, offering mutual support to enhance global deliveries in an efficient, enjoyable manner.

Together we contribute to shape global competitive, sustainable and resilient value chains. For Life.
We are now looking for driven individuals to join our cross-functional and international teams covering segments as per bellow:
  • Interior
  • Exterior & Interior trim
  • Power Electronics & Energy solutions
  • New generation of E-Machine
  • Thermal Management

What you´ll do?
  • Develop and execute purchasing strategies aligned with the company's needs for future technologies and concepts
  • Assume ownership and management of the supply base, ensuring the presence of financially sound and competent suppliers with an optimal footprint that supports sustainability
  • Strategically plan and execute supplier selections in close collaboration with the category team and stakeholders
  • Ensure the accuracy, completion, and timely storage of contracts
  • Guarantee the fulfillment of all purchasing deliveries prior to each program milestone
  • Collaborate extensively within the category team and with stakeholders to ensure supplier capability, capacity, quality, and timely deliveries
  • Proactively drive suppliers and internal stakeholders to optimize ongoing business by identifying and implementing opportunities for commercial, technical, and supply chain cost savings
  • Actively seek ways to optimize the ongoing business's supply base while effectively assessing and managing associated risks

What you'll bring?
  • Knowledge and skills from supplier management and contractual topics, such as fact-based negotiations/discussions
  • Structured and organized approach that enables complexity and different interfaces
  • Confidence to act in an international environment and influence stakeholders, and fluent communication in English
  • You have experience of doing business in an international environment with global suppliers where a strong business acumen is a prerequisite as well as an ability to shift between short term focus and long-term ambitions. You gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Consistency in achieve results, even under tough circumstances and active search for new opportunities, by using both formal and informal development channels
  • Collaborative approach and drive to meet shared objectives
Welcome with your application in English at your earliest convenience.

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While submitting the application you will be required to submit your preference about the area you are the most interested to work with.
Location of the position: Gothenburg

We invite you to apply in English at your earliest convenience. We do not have a fixed end date for this advertisement as we are continuously looking for this competence. Please submit your application via our Career site, applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged. If we decide to proceed with you in the process we will reach out to you or keep in our database for future openings for similar roles. If you have any inquiries, please reach out to appointed recruiter, Martina Damis, at martina.damis@volvocars.com.

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Volvo Cars - Driving change together

Volvo Cars' success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with around 43,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations, allowing you to reach your fullest potential.

Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has access to our Family Bond? It's our new all-gender paid parental leave policy, offering 24 weeks of parental leave paid at 80 per cent of the salary. We also have a culture and benefits package that's made us one of the world's most awarded and progressive employers. If you're the right fit, an inspiring and creative workplace awaits you.

By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, with 50 per cent being electric cars and sold directly to customers mainly through digital channels. Join us on this exciting journey as we pioneer the driving and electrification technologies of the future.