Purchasing Manager Project Office Vehicle

Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. GTP 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.
GTP is located in 52 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of 120 BSEK. We have 2,550 suppliers in serial production that delivers 1,9 billion parts to Group Truck plants annually. We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world-class Purchasing – do you have what it takes?

Who are we
Vehicle Project Office Purchasing (VPOP) is gathering all Vehicle project managers purchasing (PMP) in Europe. We are handling different kinds of projects including new technologies such as connectivity, vehicle automation and electro-mobility from early phase up to start of production. VPOP is in charge to secure purchasing deliveries of the Vehicle project portfolio in Europe, and to secure that purchasing requirements are safeguarded within the projects. We are also representing Purchasing in all cross-functional governances such as Project Management Teams, steering committees and decision bodies.
What is your Mission?
As Purchasing Manager Project Office Vehicle, you will lead a team of project managers purchasing (PMP) working on the Heavy Duty Vehicle range projects. You act as the owner of your project portfolio, from the budget phases up to the start of production. You are accountable to ensure the achievement of the purchasing targets in the project. You also drive and manage the interface between purchasing and the cross-functional project teams.
Main Responsibilities:
You are responsible for the development, leadership and engagement within your team as well as securing purchasing deliverables within your project portfolio. You drive the department activities towards wanted position and secure needed communication with your main stakeholders. Other main activities:
  • Be a member in Project Office Vehicle Leadership team and in an active way contribute to the development of the department
  • Represent purchasing in relevant projects governance (steering committees, Project Pulse, management support team)
  • Secure set targets and KPI fulfillment for the Purchasing Project organization
  • Work in accordance with the Volvo processes, the Code of Conduct and the Volvo Values
Competence & Experience:
For this role, it is important that you have a strong leadership experience, and a good ability to manage stakeholders. You must be business driven and have good communication skills. We also expect you to have the ability to manage diversity and offer opportunities for personal/professional development, as we are a multicultural organization who believe that the best results are accomplished while working together, valuing our differences and learning continuously. Other key criteria:
  • University degree in Engineering/technology and/or Business Administration
  • Knowledgeable in current and future business trends, technology and markets
  • Ability to communicate, inspire and drive result in a global matrix organization
  • Face problems and act quickly and directly.
  • Provide direct & actionable feedback
  • Ability to handle uncertainty and the unexpected. Holds things together during tough times
Please contact me if you have questions:
Emmanuel Perrod, Director Project Office Vehicle Purchasing, +33 665863590

Om oss

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.

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