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Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.
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 buyer/”sourcing specialist” to join our Procurement Global Category Team for Inbound Logistics. The team responsibility for this specific role covers the purchasing of inbound transportation from part suppliers to production plants by Road. 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.
Experience of complex sourcing projects and tenders is needed, and the candidate must be independent and hence be able to run projects from start to finish by his/her own.
You will report to Team Manager Logistics EMEA – and we look forward to extending the team with yet another skilled and experienced buyer who enjoy working in a dynamic global environment.
Your key tasks
You will maximize Volvo Cars total value of ownership for your assigned commodity
You will support the development of sourcing strategy and plan for your assigned commodity
You will create and maintain commercial relations with suppliers and stakeholders.
You will lead/support cross-functional sourcing projects including activities of; preparation, execution, analysis, negotiation, supplier selection and contract signing.
You will work towards individual & team targets and perform administrative tasks related to the job.
Do you fit the profile?
You have a university degree or equivalent experience
You have minimum 3 years of experience from a relevant Purchasing role and above listed sourcing activities
You are fluent in English, written and spoken
Experience from 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 mind-set, be target oriented, performance driven and taking commercial responsibility for assigned commodity.
Your curious and analytical set of mind enables you to challenge the existing setup
You enjoy working co-operatively in teams as well as independently 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 to act in an international environment
How to learn more and apply
Does this sound like your next challenge?
Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter via the link below no later than 23th of August, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Engin Alsancak Senior Manager Purchasing, at [email protected]
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Maria Westermark, Senior Recruiter at Volvo Cars at [email protected].
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