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Senior Project Buyer

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SummaryWhy not join a progressive international team with strong cultural diversity and high energy that supports the Volvo vision to “be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the World”.Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products and services that add business value. The GTP team consists of 1,300 employees located in 25 countries and 50 sites. We manage 2,588 suppliers in serial production that delivers 2 billion parts to Group Truck plants per year.To achieve the Volvo Group’s mission and vision, together with our suppliers we work towards Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success.ResponsibilitiesDrive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements)Use VPS toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chainDrive supply chain optimization (SCO), (e.g. cost workshops, total SCO), low performance supplier activities etcResponsible for initiating and/or negotiating PCRs in p-stage after project phase, PMRs with no product feature or offering impact and QJsPerform purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliersFollow-up contracts and agreements with suppliers and ensure implementationImplement raw material updates based on contracts/negotiations made by the Sourcing buyer during the production phaseForecast cost evolutionManage risk mitigation and crisis activitiesContribute to Business Review Meetings (BRMs) with production performanceGive regular input to the Sourcing buyer/Supplier Host on supplier performance during the production phaseContribute to cross functional activities related to maintenance activitiesPropose resourcing activities if needed; drive activities related to the supplier switch and ensure the sourcing part is handed over to the Sourcing buyerManage tooling inventory including repair & replace of tools, and follow up supplier owned toolingTake required actions in order to hand-over to After Market buyer when parts are phased out of production (Hand-over 4)Ensure collaboration with the other buyer roles within the respective segment(s)CompetenceBusiness AcumenTechnology knowledgeFinancial analysisCost ManagementNegotiationProject ManagementProduction & Supply chainQuality ManagementLegal ManagementRelevant process & system knowledgeQualificationsBusiness acumenBS degree in Business, Engineering or related field5 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or extensive negotiation experience in a supplier/customer relationshipFluent in English, both written and spokenPositive attitude and target oriented approachStrong team player and the ability to take initiativesWillingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities

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Volvo Group built its first truck in Sweden in 1928, Volvo first entered the North American truck market in 1959. It was not until the mid-1970s that Volvo was established as a permanent part of the U.S. truck market, through Volvo of America Corp.Volvo Trucks is one of the leading heavy truck and engine manufacturers in the world. Today, Volvo Trucks manufactures a broad line of on-highway and vocational Class 8 vehicles. Each new or used purchase is supported by a strong dealer network and by industry-leading parts and service programs to smooth your ride on the road to success.

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