Senior buyer and segment leader EATS (exhaust after-treatment system)

Group Trucks Purchasing, is a passionate team of approximately 1300 people located on all continents globally, provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products and services that add real business value for the truck brands of the Volvo Group.
Department: Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing – Powertrain – Combustion
Position: Senior Buyer (Lead Buyer opportunity based on profile)
We are looking for the new segment leader, located either in Gothenburg (Sweden) or Saint Priest (France), for Exhaust After Treatment System (EATS).
You will join a passionate team, creating business value in an open and multicultural, dynamic, on highly innovative products of the powertrain area.
We value team players, with energy and creativity, who are willing to drive the change and strive for the best in order to deliver results, and motivated by challenging situations.
Your main challenges will be to contribute to segment strategies being an active member in the global network of commodity buyers, in order to select the right suppliers, and to continuously secure the best supplier QDCFTSR performance (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management).
Core Responsibilities
  • Develop segment strategy on a complex technology and supply chain
  • Be involved in advanced phase activities and contribute to project key decisions
  • Build segment strategy & business plan
  • Secure supplier selection is done in line with global strategy
  • Own the contract roadmaps, arbitrate contract renewal versus extension, plan renewal of framework agreement & warranty clauses
  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets
Main Activities
  • Connect the regions & align negotiation tactics
  • Drive the global network and share knowledge
  • Be responsible for the segment strategies in the portfolio, and you shall also ensure that they are maintained and implemented
  • Secure that sourcing are in line with the commodity strategy
  • Be the purchasing team representative in cross functional committee and secure purchasing voice to be considered
  • Contribute to continuous improvement with : benchmark, customer feedback, network animation, market intelligence, best practice sharing
  • Connect with Innovative purchasing
  • Several years purchasing experience, preferably in automotive
  • Business acumen
  • Purchasing and negotiation experience
  • Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
  • Master of Science or Business Administration
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • We would like to welcome you to our team where positive attitude, perseverance and focus on continuous improvement are a must
  • You like doing business and you are result oriented, with a proven ability to establish targets and drive results
  • You are agile and ready to work in a segment environment where team synchronization is key and interactions with colleagues & stakeholders are multiple
  • People believe you are a supportive team player and are comfortable working with different cultures, people and also cross functionally, taking the lead in various groups and situations
  • The ability to take ownership for your deliverables is a must, being solution oriented and having analytical mind-set
  • We will offer you a very dynamic, interesting and challenging job where you will be able to personally grow and develop your skills further
  • We strive to be a multicultural organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.
Travel: Travel is required occasionally
Location: mainly Europe
About us
The Volvo Group aims at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people. Volvo Group Purchasing provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers. We are a global division with approximately 1,300 professionals world-wide providing expertise to secure Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success. Volvo Group Purchasing has 120 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, and 1,9 billion parts delivered to the Group Truck plants annually. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and responsible sourcing to the purchasing processes.
Did you know? For many years, as a “disability friendly” company, Renault Trucks SAS has been committed to including people with disabilities in our professional environment.

Over ons

Le groupe Volvo est l'un des principaux constructeurs au monde de camions, d'autobus, d'engins de chantier et de moteurs marins et industriels, commercialisés sous les marques Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus et Volvo Penta. Nous ambitionnons d'être l'employeur le plus admiré de notre secteur en attirant et en fidélisant les plus grands talents.

Volvo Group Purchasing dispose d'un budget de 125 milliards de SEK pour l'achat et fait appel à 2 550 fournisseurs pour la production en série. Rien que pour l'activité Camions, 2 milliards de pièces ont été livrées dans 40 usines du monde entier. Toujours à l'affût des fournisseurs les plus performants avec lesquels travailler, nous proposons les meilleurs produits et services possibles pour apporter de la valeur ajoutée à nos clients. Nous soutenons la mission du groupe Volvo, qui est de contribuer à un monde prospère par des solutions de transport, en appliquant à nos processus d'achat les concepts d'approvisionnement durable et les principes définis dans le Code de conduite.

Lorsque vous rejoignez Volvo Group Purchasing, vous intégrez un réseau international regroupant plus de 1 300 professionnels répartis sur 50 sites différents dans 25 pays. Nous proposons des opportunités uniques de tisser des liens avec des interlocuteurs à tous les échelons et nous travaillons avec passion pour accélérer votre carrière en développant vos compétences.

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