Volvo Group Indirect Products and Services – Associate Buyer Professional Services in Greensboro, North Carolina
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.
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
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
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
Honesty and integrity
French/Spanish is a plus
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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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran