Volvo Group Senior Project Buyer in Greensboro, North Carolina


Why not join a progressive international team with strong cultural diversity and high energy that supports the Volvo vision to “be the most desired and successful transport solution provider in the World”.

Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products and services that add business value. The GTP team consists of 1,300 employees located in 25 countries and 50 sites. We manage 2,588 suppliers in serial production that delivers 2 billion parts to Group Truck plants per year.

To achieve the Volvo Group’s mission and vision, together with our suppliers we work towards Purchasing Excellence for Customer Success.


  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements)

  • Use VPS toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain

  • Drive supply chain optimization (SCO), (e.g. cost workshops, total SCO), low performance supplier activities etc

  • Responsible for initiating and/or negotiating PCRs in p-stage after project phase, PMRs with no product feature or offering impact and QJs

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

  • Follow-up contracts and agreements with suppliers and ensure implementation

  • Implement raw material updates based on contracts/negotiations made by the Sourcing buyer during the production phase

  • Forecast cost evolution

  • Manage risk mitigation and crisis activities

  • Contribute to Business Review Meetings (BRMs) with production performance

  • Give regular input to the Sourcing buyer/Supplier Host on supplier performance during the production phase

  • Contribute to cross functional activities related to maintenance activities

  • Propose resourcing activities if needed; drive activities related to the supplier switch and ensure the sourcing part is handed over to the Sourcing buyer

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

  • Take required actions in order to hand-over to After Market buyer when parts are phased out of production (Hand-over 4)

  • Ensure collaboration with the other buyer roles within the respective segment(s)


  • 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

  • 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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Group Trucks Purchasing


North Carolina



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