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Commodity Buyer

North Carolina, Greensboro, 27401 Greensboro USA

Commodity BuyerLocation:Greensboro, NC, US, 27409Position Type: ProfessionalTransport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match.Volvo Group Purchasing is a team of changemakers that thrive in a fast-paced and exciting business environment. We are a truly global team with real passion for innovation, sustainability, and people, and where lifelong learning is an essential part of our culture. With our ecosystem of supply partners, we shape the world we want to live in and deliver value to our customers, society, and the Volvo Group.Our Offer To YouVolvo Group offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and team-focused environment in a company that is well known for its state-of-the-art company culture and benefits. Our culture is about how we interact with each other, our customers, and with society as a whole. It helps us to achieve our business objectives, is firmly rooted in our history, and is critical to our company’s long-term success. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.Volvo Group is defined by a set of five carefully chosen values, which include Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change, and Performance. These values are a major force in guiding our day-to-day behavior and drive our decision making at all levels of the organization. Our values are easy to understand, and yet fundamentally important. They express our shared beliefs across countries and entities to form the basis for a high-performing culture that can help maximize the full potential of the organization.To work with us is to work with some of the world’s most iconic brands, and to be part of a reputation that has been earned for over a century. It is our responsibility to honor that heritage and build an even stronger future for our company moving forward. Each of our individual actions collectively define who we are as a company and how the world sees us.Would you like to be a part of our team and join us on our journey?What You WIll Be DoingThis Commodity Buyer is accountable for the Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, and Risk Management (QDCFTSR) of suppliers within the Tanks, Tubes, and Structural Parts segment. You will be responsible for making sure that the segment business plan is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross-functional network during production and post-production phases. This position will be based out of our Greensboro, NC headquarter location and will report to the Head of Tanks, Tubes, and Structural Parts Purchasing North America.Responsibilities will include:

Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in improved supply chain performance, enhanced product quality, innovative technology, and maximum value

Drive negotiations and executive agreements with suppliers within your segment

Contribute to segment business plan & be an active member in the global network of Buyers

Collaborate with other members of the global supply chain to successfully develop and execute global supply chain and technology strategies

Use Volvo Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain

Drive all relevant activities to deliver on Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, and Risk Management targets (QDCFTSR)

Monitor, identify, and mitigate risks in cooperation with the Supply Network Quality (SNQ) team

Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility

Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production and post-production phases

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

What We Are Looking For

3+ years of strategic purchasing (e.g. end-to-end supplier relationship management, sourcing, negotiations, contracts) or business development (client relationship management, negotiations, etc.) experience

Experience within the manufacturing industry

Engineering background a plus

Proven negotiation and communication skills

Strong business acumen, agile in way of working

Desire to work in a collaborative team towards a common purpose

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent working experience


Competitive base salary

Company bonus

Comprehensive health benefits

401(K) with company match, as well as additional automatic company contribution

Culture with a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all

Flexible work environment

5 - 6 weeks of annual vacation

Global organization with expansive career growth opportunities

Volvo Group University for professional and personal development

Workplace health/wellness, and reimbursement programs

On-campus fitness center and café

We value your data privacy and therefore do not accept applications via mail.Who we are and what we believe inOur focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group . Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners. We support Volvo Group's mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions' through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. Joining us means working in a global context with 1,400 colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities across 25 countries while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.Job Category: PurchasingOrganization: Group Trucks PurchasingTravel Required: Occasional TravelRequisition ID: 9225View All Jobs (https://jobs.volvogroup.com/?locale=enUS)Do we share the same aspirations?Every day, Volvo Group products and services ensure that people have food on the table, children arrive safely at school and roads and buildings can be constructed. Looking ahead, we are committed to driving the transition to sustainable and safe transport, mobility and infrastructure solutions toward a net-zero society.Joining Volvo Group, you will work with some of the world’s most iconic brands and be part of a global and leading industrial company that is harnessing automated driving, electromobility and connectivity.Our people are passionate about what they do, they aim for high performance and thrive on teamwork and learning. Everyday life at Volvo is defined by a climate of support, care and mutual respect.If you aspire to grow and make an impact, join us on our journey to create a better and more resilient society for the coming generations.Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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