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Commodity/Senior Buyer

at Volvo Group Global

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3S4BW762V84SJ1TR9J
Keywords: purchasing

Job Description

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Mission

The Commodity Senior Buyer is accountable for the QDCFTSR of the supplier base on his/her segments. He/She is responsible to make 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 after production for Revenue segments.

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

Core Responsibilities
  • Contribute to segment business plan & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers
  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements) by using your owns skills and Purchasing tool box
  • Use Volvo Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain
  • Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production for Revenue segments
  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during production phase and after production phase for Revenue Parts.
  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
Competences
  • Business Acumen
  • Technology knowledge - Axles
  • Financial analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Production & Supply chain
  • Quality Management
  • Legal Management
  • Relevant process & system knowledge
Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  • Experience in Automotive and/or commercial truck Purchasing
  • 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

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