Adaptation Parts Senior
AB Volvo
France
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Position Description

Adaptation Buyer, Segment host

Do you enjoy working in an agile and challenging environment with high focus on the customer? Do you want to drive changes and bring innovations in a multicultural environment?

Do you embrace continuous improvements and enjoy working in teams? Are you pro-active, service minded and target oriented?

Do you want to be close to the final product and customer at the same time?

Well, then you should apply today. We at Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing are looking for a buyer in the Uptime& Adaptation (U&A) team to drive Adaptation parts projects and lead your segment, we need you!

What do we offer you? Volvo mission is to drive prosperity in the transport industry and one of the foundation stone is the customer success! Fulfilling customers’ demands rapidly and keep our promises by having their product up and running during its complete life cycle is exiting but might be also a true challenge.

That requires for sure a change in mindset and to be innovative, capturing creative supply solutions on the market as well as driving it together with our preferred suppliers.

Typically, on adaptation parts, the business model for high volume production does not fit with the business we operate.

The challenge is then to structure your segment and operate the business in the way which is efficient for the time to market and in that way, bring high value and innovative solutions to the end customers!

Are you ready to take the ride and embrace the challenge?

This is us, your new colleagues You will have near colleagues working spread across the world and work in different networks, teams and groups.

You will be part of the Adaptation Parts EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) team, daily work in a dynamic and integrated European team located in Gothenburg and Lyon and become a key player in the Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies team.

Uptime, Adaptation and Synergies is a global organization within Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) who support Service Parts Purchasing, Vehicle Adaptation Purchasing and aim at building strong purchasing synergies amongst the various Purchasing organizations of Volvo Group.

This is your mission You will be leading the purchasing activities on your scope with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the customers maximum satisfaction.

  • That means that you will secure delivery of the projects you will lead within more challenging planning than regular production vehicle project;
  • scout and seek for the best suppliers plus bring creative and innovative solutions. You will have the challenge, source and create the ad hoc supplier base .

    You will also lead the negotiations and in order to secure the best QDCF-TSR performance and perform purchasing activities related to ordering, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.

    Your work will affect directly our customers satisfaction since through part of your scope you will have the chance to work on the flag-

    products of our truck brands : Limited truck editions and special vehicles.

    The ticket to ride At Volvo Group, we have a culture of high performance created through employee engagement and we value Customer success, Trust, Passion, Change and Performance.

    We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and to the Volvo Group success.

    We believe in the concept Hire for attitude, train for skills’. Therefore, what’s most important to get the opportunity to join us on journey is that you have ability to motivate, engage and involve others with passion for innovation.

    Since the job is about customer success it is also important that you have business acumen, customer focus with a holistic view and ability to communicate with facts, to sell your vision and get desired support.

    An important part of this job is to develop our organization, which is why strategic ability, service minded and target oriented approach plus integrity and trust based collaborations are your strengths.

    We also believe that you have :

  • Master degree in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 4 years’ experience of buyer experience, automotive is a plus
  • Experience in project and sourcing management
  • High effective written and verbal communication (English)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Perseverance, energy and a drive to improve
  • Extensive experience negotiating and interacting with suppliers
  • Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities
  • Job positioned in Lyon, France. Occasional travelling

    At GTP, we strive to be a multicultural and global organization. We welcome applicants which can even further increase our diversity.

    Come join us, apply today and let’s do business together!

    Did you know? For many years, as a disability friendly company, Renault Trucks SAS has been committed to including people with disabilities in our professional environment.

    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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