Volvo Group Senior Commodity Buyer - Aluminium Castings in Greensboro, North Carolina


The Commodity Buyer is accountable for the QDCFTSR of the supplier base on his/her segments. He/She is responsible to make sure that the segment business plan 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 business plan & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers

  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements) by using your own skills and Purchasing toolbox

  • Use Volvo Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain

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

  • 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 SQ&D team

  • Forecast cost evolution for the scope of responsibility

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

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

  • Coach Buyers when relevant


  • Business Acumen

  • Technology knowledge - Castings

  • Financial analysis

  • Cost Management

  • Negotiation

  • Project Management

  • Production & Supply chain

  • Quality Management

  • Legal Management

  • Relevant process & system knowledge


  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering or related field

  • Experience in Automotive Purchasing

  • 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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