Senior Buyer for Automation focusing on Electronics

Vehicles are becoming autonomous. We are building them. Is your passion to create the best business deals, while contributing to our society and creating the future? Then you will love it here at Volvo Group.
Within Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing , we are certain that this transformation will lead to new ways of working – and we are now looking for a person to help us find new ways of working with purchasing of Electronics connected to Vehicle Automation.
Why is this position an amazing opportunity to develop and challenge yourself?
Well, to begin with the position is brand new for us, meaning you will have the possibility to shape the role. It’s also a great opportunity since you, together with the Vehicle Automation Purchasing Team, will be located in our newly built CampX in Gothenburg, our ecosystem for the development of connectivity, electromobility and vehicle automation solutions within the whole Volvo Group. Working at CampX will mean close cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders, from engineering to suppliers/partners – which definitely means cross-functional learning and a truly opportunity to think outside of the box and be innovative.
Who are we at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP)?
We are a global team working with pride, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies. We work together with speed and agility, and with a strong mandate towards our suppliers and internal stakeholders.
You will belong to the Vehicle Electrical & Electronics Europe department, and our new team Vehicle Automation Purchasing. In our fast changing world, where the transport solutions industry is disrupted by some key society and technology trends – we believe this team is very important.
The Vehicle Automation arena is an extremely dynamic one with new players arising every day, from the traditional automotive ones to the software-based start-ups. The Purchasing function needs to be on top of this game by scouting and selecting new partners worldwide, capturing innovation that will bring value to our customers and developing new ways of working both with partners and with our internal stakeholders.
What will be your mission?
As Senior Buyer for Automation focusing on Electronics you will identify the most critical cost and productivity initiatives for existing and new products, and help Electrical and Electronics teams identify collaboration/negotiation points with suppliers, thereby supporting productivity and cost targets.
Main Responsibilities
  • Drive the day-to-day work of purchasing activities connected to the Electronics area within Vehicle Automation
  • Lead the development of the Electronics segment connected to the Vehicle Automation Journey, meaning being innovative in finding suitable suppliers and the best ways of working
  • Provide expert knowledge on the Electronics area to internal and external partners and other stakeholders
Who are you?
Most important to us is that you have experience of working with electronics from a business perspective. It could be for purchasing, but also sales or similar relevant area. That you have experience of adapting quickly and like to challenge current ways of working is also important since that is what the job is built upon.
More than this, it is important to have excellent communication and relationship skills. You need to be good at working cross-functionally and to build strong relationships with counterparts, as this job will be performed together with both internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Are you ready to step into the future with us?
Apply today – screening starts immediately and interviews will be held continuously during the application period.
For more information about this opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact me:
Gustav Svärd, Acting Manager Vehicle Automation, +46 31 3228767

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 Purchasing has 125 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. Only for the truck business, 2 billion truck parts were delivered to 40 plants around the world. By scouting and working with high performing suppliers, we deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and sustainable sourcing to the purchasing processes.

When you join Volvo Group Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,300 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. We offer unique opportunities for you to connect with people across functions, and we are passionate to accelerate your career through competence development.

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