Apprenticeship Commodity/Project Buyer Aluminium Castings

Do you want to contribute to the Volvo Group performance & transformation journey? Do you have fun doing business? Are you interest in light weight products? Do you want to be part of a diverse and dynamic global organization? If the answers are yes, then you may be the right person for this internship within the aluminium castings team in Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing.
Light weight products are part of Volvo fuel efficiency & performance roadmap, characterized by a dynamic environment, and new customers' demands on sustainability. We strive to be in the front seat of this development and this is where you come into the picture. We offer a chance to together with us be a part of developing and setting the course for our society’s future sustainable transport solutions.
The aluminium castings team is a team of passionate and driven colleagues located in Europe (Lyon, France and Goteborg, Sweden).
We see opportunities, we are flexible and we support each other and are open for dialogue and exchange.
You will work in an exciting and global environment and you will join a team with a positive atmosphere who enjoys working together. We look forward to welcome you and have you on board in our team.
Key responsibilities will be to support buyers’ team with following activities:
  • Cost reduction ideas generation (deep dive and portfolio analysis)
  • Prepare cross functional work with other functions (engineering, logistic, manufacturing) to implement such ideas
  • Assist in commercial negotiations with suppliers
  • Support the Sourcing plan for components & systems according to cross-functional time plans
  • Contribute to all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR (*) targets during Sourcing and/or Project phase together with buyers from the team
  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
  • Support Segment Leader in building strategies in this area, by being part of the early phase investigations with our engineering teams
  • Work in close cooperation with all buyers on this scope
  • Actively contribute to the team development, by bringing improvement ideas, support your peers, coaching buyers when relevant, sharing good cases and ask for support when needed

* QDCFTSR : Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management
We are looking for a strong and flexible team player, eager to learn and improve.
You have a can-do approach: you have a positive mindset, high level of energy, and you are ready to tackle challenges,
You like to do business, you demonstrate superior communication skills and you are comfortable in cross-functional and multi-cultural set-up,
You enjoy managing many parallel activities and you have a target oriented approach,
You are following a engineering or business school academic training, targeting a Master of Science or Business Administration, you are fluent in english,
Former experience in Purchasing, technical background and automotive experience are considered as assets
If you are eager to take on new challenges, contribute and develop in a fast moving scope,
If you believe that key conditions to success are to be curious, persistent and have fun in what you do and that together we are stronger,
You will be a great addition to our team and we are really eager to hear from you !
Maxime Deniau, Manager Aluminium Castings, Castings & Forgings Europe,

Om oss

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!

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