Associate Buyer, Adaptation

Adaptation purchasing organization within Group Truck Purchasing is looking for a Driven, Initiative taking and Structured Team Player to take part in the transformation of this interesting and focused area. Our employees describe Adaptation Purchasing as a great place to work, built upon respect and commitment.
We are passionate about what we do and strongly believe that the key to success is having the courage to think outside the box, taking initiative and having fun! Come and join our team!
Adaptation Purchasing today supports: Customer Adaptation (CA) and Special Vehicle Projects (SV). These areas are very close to end customers and require candidates with business acumen and an interest in working cross functionally to find solutions that match customer expectations. The current team is recognized and highly respected for the process allowing a very short lead-time from customer request to production.
Main purpose of the job will be to manage assigned commodities within the supply base to obtain the best combination of time to market, price, quality, delivery, technology, sustainability, and risk as well as working closely with other functional areas such as sales and marketing, quality, plants, engineering.
  • To effectively manage the daily working relationship with your suppliers (delivery, cost and secure material to the production line)
  • To drive negotiations for opportunities to improve cost and take action to implement findings
  • Execute Request For Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ)
  • To develop existing and potential suppliers. Perform purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.
  • To follow-up contracts and agreements with suppliers and ensure implementation.
  • To execute purchasing activities including sourcing in Customer Adaptation/Special Vehicle Projects in collaboration with the Purchasing Project Manager (PMP) to secure supplier Time to Market, Quality, and Cost performance in the projects
  • To contribute to the development of the Purchasing process in Customer Specific offer (Customer Adaptation & Special Vehicle) business
  • To contribute to cross-functional maintenance activities
  • To ensure collaboration with the other buyer roles (Project, Commodity, and Uptime) within the respective segment(s)
  • Strong personal drive combined with:
    • Courage, integrity, and customer orientation
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and take initiative
  • Business oriented mindset with both financial and technical understanding
  • Negotiations skills
  • Organizational skills (MS Office: OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint)
Leadership Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision quality
  • Collaborates
  • Values differences
  • Demonstrates self-awareness

Required Skills, Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, or related discipline
  • Minimum 0-2 years’ experience in desired competencies
Position is located in Greensboro. The successful candidate will report to the Purchasing Manager, Adaptation NA

Nous connaître

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta. We aim at being the most admired employer in the industry by attracting and engaging the best people.

Volvo Group Purchasing has 125 BSEK in Purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers in serial production. Only for the truck business, 2 billion truck parts were delivered to 40 plants around the world. By scouting and working with high performing suppliers, we deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers. We support the Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ by applying the principles of Code of Conduct and sustainable sourcing to the purchasing processes.

When you join Volvo Group Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,300 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. We offer unique opportunities for you to connect with people across functions, and we are passionate to accelerate your career through competence development.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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