Volvo Group Project Buyer - Combustion in Hagerstown, Maryland

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 Project Buyer is the Purchasing interface toward the projects and suppliers on their segments during the entire project phase. They are responsible to secure that the project QDCFTSR targets are met and maintained.

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


  • Develop the sourcing plan for the component according to cross functional component time plan.

  • Manage the following Sourcing activities in the project phase:◦To drive the supplier selection process in Projects

  • To secure that supplier selection complies with the Project Targets/Budget (Sourcing deadline, tooling/SIPD cost…)

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

  • Challenge, negotiate, and report changes after contract signature and ensure fulfillment of project targets.

  • Manage parts and orders in the project phase and ensure a timely part transfer in the system to the Commodity Buyer.

  • 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.

  • Manage Project Performance Reviews with suppliers and stakeholders.

  • Provide input on Supplier Project Performance to the Commodity Buyer


  • Project Management

  • Financial and Cost Management

  • Negotiation

  • Business Acumen

  • Manufacturing & Supply chain


  • BS degree in Business or Engineering / Technology (or equivalent)

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or extensive negotiation experience in a supplier/customer relationship

  • Automotive Purchasing experience is a plus

  • 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


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