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Experienced Buyer - Outbound Logistics

Volvo Car Corporation(Prd) - Göteborg - Publicerad: 2018-12-06 11:50:16

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.

What we offer

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 to join our team in Purchasing Outbound Logistics. The team responsibility covers the purchasing of finished vehicle transportation by Road, Rail & Ocean as well as other Logistics services. 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.

You will report to Sr. Purchasing Manager of Outbound Logistics – and we look forward to extend 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

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Martin Dahl at  

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Pedram Yousefi at

Kindly register your application as soon as possible but no later than 6th of Jan 2019.

Please note application through E-mail is not accepted.

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 automotive 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.

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