Buyer - Operations
Volvo Group Trucks Technology - United States

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  • 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, MS Office: Excel, Lean Six Sigma experience, CPM a plus
  • BS degree in Business, Engineering or related field and or equivalent experience
  • 5 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or extensive negotiation experience with Sheetmetal in a supplier/customer relationship
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Strong team player, self starter and the ability to take initiatives
  • Willingness to travel from occasionally to frequently based on ongoing activities
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer