Volvo Group Commodity Buyer - Base Engine in Greensboro, North Carolina


Now is the time to join a progressive team with a strong culture, positive mindset and high energy that continues to redefine what is possible. At Volvo, the vision is clear to “be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the World”. In the Base Engine Team we are committed and empowered to live this vision as part of the Powertrain NA Group with global counter parts around the world.

The Commodity Buyer is accountable for the QDCFTSR of the supplier base on their respective segments. He/she is responsible to make sure that the segment strategy is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross functional network during production and after production for revenue segments.

QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to segment strategies & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers

  • To secure that supplier selection is aligned with the Segment strategy/Segment Business Plan

  • To secure the outcome of the sourcing in a contractual package, and that all agreements are approved and signed

  • Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production for Revenue segments

  • Challenge, Negotiate, & Report changes after contract signature and ensure fulfillment of project targets

  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during production phase and after production phase for Revenue Parts

  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with Supplier Quality & Delivery team

  • Ensure deliverables from suppliers to fulfill APQP activities managed by SQE

  • Ensure that the supplier is prepared for production, including capacity and all needed system updates (Parma codes, EDI connection…) with Supplier Host support when needed

  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility

  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments

  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers

  • Manage tooling inventory including repair & replace of tools, and follow up supplier owned tooling

  • Perform hand-over to Uptime buyer when parts are phased out of production for non-revenue parts


  • Business Acumen

  • Technology knowledge

  • Financial analysis

  • Cost Management

  • Negotiation

  • Project Management

  • Production & Supply chain

  • Quality Management

  • Legal Management

  • Relevant process & system knowledge


  • Business acumen

  • BS degree in Business, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience

  • 5 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or extensive negotiation experience in a supplier/customer relationship

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

  • Positive attitude and target oriented approach

  • Strong team player and the ability to take initiatives

  • Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities

About us

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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