Volvo Group Project Buyer - Forgings in Hagerstown, Maryland
The Project Buyer is the Purchasing interface towards projects and suppliers on his segments during the entire project phase. He is responsible to secure that the project QDCFTSR targets are met, and maintained.
QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk Management.
Develop the Sourcing plan for components & systems according to cross-functional time plans
Manage Sourcing activities in project phase:
Drive the supplier selection process
Secure that supplier selection complies with Targets/Budget (Sourcing deadline, tooling/SIPD cost…)
Secure the outcome of the Sourcing in a contractual package
Ensure deliverables from suppliers to fulfill APQP activities managed by SQE
Challenge, Negotiate, Secure & Report fulfillment of Project targets in terms of QDCFTSR during Sourcing and Project phase
Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in the Project phase
Manage parts and orders in 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…)
Manage Project Performance Reviews with suppliers and stakeholders
Provide input on Supplier Project Performance to the Commodity buyer
Technology knowledge - Forgings
Production & Supply chain
Relevant process & system knowledge
Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering or related field
Experience in Automotive Purchasing
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
It is highly preferred that this role be located in Hagerstown, MD.
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