Apprenticeship Indirect Buyer – HR Services & Travel (Bac+5)

You are eager to learn the buyer job by investing yourself in a multicultural and dynamic team?
You feel naturally comfortable in an international workspace, you dream also about interacting with France, Sweden, Belgium, various stakeholders, managers and economic partners….Then we have a mission for you…
Who are we?
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.
Our mission: driving prosperity through transport solutions
Our vision: to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions.
Our values: Customer success, trust, passion, change and performance
Your missions:
You have a great opportunity to join the Travel and HR services Team as an Apprentice Commodity Buyer for Europe.
Our Professional Services and Travel department is managing the services and travel conditions for our employees, the contingent workforce and the marketing services.
Our team is also in charge of providing HR solutions (such as trainings, financial services, recruitment partners…) and travel conditions (Air, taxi, shuttles, bus…).
As part of one of our Team member, you will be asked to support us in:
  • Bringing a critical and analytic view in some purchasing portfolio (cleaning, updates, categorization)
  • Mapping and developing stakeholder network
  • Investigating global purchases Vs. local purchases
  • Leading sourcing within segments like Competence Development, Financial Services, Recruitment France
  • Bringing support to develop segment strategy
  • Bringing sustainable ideas and solutions
And you, what do you earn?
- Trainings: you will learn how to become an autonomous buyer within a skilled team into an international company
- Experience: during your whole apprenticeship, on important topics, interacting with others…and you will create your own opportunities at the end of this period
- Recognition: you will work on high value topics for the company which will contribute to globally promote our brands
Who are you?
To handle successfully your mission, you will need to know our products, our supplier, understand our organization, our processes, our language…you will need to raise questions, make your own opinion, dig into our tools and make proposals. We expect you to challenge the status quo!
Proactive, Creative, dynamic and open minded
If you are comfortable in driving changes, working with continuous improvement and strong interpersonal skills, we will greatly welcome you on board
Because changing is complex to handle for everyone, we need to push the boundaries, show that we can initiate the change.
We are open to all kind of experiences but a purchasing one could be interesting.
Sustainability mindset
You are proactive to bring innovative and sustainable ideas.
Educational background
Currently in Master Degree education, specialization in purchasing would be an additional asset.
English speaking is mandatory!
Happy Trainees
A stimulating work environment, recognition at work, professional growth, motivation, management, pride, fun ... The Volvo Group has again been awarded the HappyTrainees label in 2020!

Over ons

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta. We aim at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people.

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.
We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.
Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

We willen u leren kennen

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