Volvo Group Indirect Products and Services – Associate Buyer Professional Services in Greensboro, North Carolina

Position Description

Now is the time to join a progressive international 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 Professional Services team we are committed and empowered to live this vision.

The Professional Services North America team consists of eight buyers spanning Canada, US and Mexico with global counterparts around the world. Stakeholders for the group are spread across the North American region.

The Professional Services Associate Buyer’s primary goals are to lead, negotiate and execute sourcing activities within the Professional Services area in accordance to the technical specifications of our stakeholders. You will be able to directly influence Volvo’s future supplier base in collaboration with our global counter parts.

Responsibilities

  • Continuously evaluate the performance of the current supply base, map and identify new suppliers and establish and maintain relationships with the key suppliers

  • Lead, negotiate and execute all sourcing activities to the defined project timelines and approved sourcing strategies

  • Issue RFQ’s, negotiate an optimal cost level for areas of responsibility and carry out contract negotiations and management

  • Support the development of new segment strategies and lead the execution of actions agreed in these strategies

  • Monitor market and technology developments in this commodity and address changes through the strategies

  • Collaborate with global counterparts and internal stakeholders in order to get the best possible results for Volvo in terms of Cost, Quality, Delivery and Features

Requirements

  • 0-3 years experience in Purchasing or related field

  • 4 year degree with Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field of study preferred

  • Ambition the be part of a highly engaged team culture

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge on, or interest in the automotive industry

  • Entrepreneurial thinking

  • Negotiation skills and drive to look for cost improvement opportunities

  • Good communication skills and positive mindset with high energy

  • Strong interest in developing relationships with stakeholders and team

  • Ability to independently drive and complete tasks

  • Strategic understanding and thinking

  • Analytical skills

  • Result oriented

  • Honesty and integrity

  • French/Spanish is a plus

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.

Auto req ID

86793BR

Entity

Group Trucks Purchasing

State/Province

  • Flexible

City/Town

  • Flexible

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional

Last application date

31-Oct-2018

Functional Area

Purchasing

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran