VIE - IT Buyer H/F

The VIE, International Voluntary Abroad, is a French international corporate placement programme for young professionals between the age of 18 and 28 who are European Union nationals. For these reasons, we thank you in advance to mention these items on your CV. For more detailed information about the eligibility conditions to this programme, we invite you to go to Business France website:

Are you curious to find the business opportunities within innovative new technology such as cloud, robots, even AI? Do you want to be part of breaking new ground in a market where business models are often disruptive?
Are you dynamic enough to stay on top of this development and help our company capture the benefits in this developing landscape?
Then, keep reading!
Role Description
To be the most admired employer in our industry, the Volvo Group invests in a lot of new tools and applications, e.g. to support collaboration or improve the employee experience. This is an IT Buyer role, where you are responsible for portfolios of applications used all over the Volvo Group.
Your job is to navigate in this market environment; to be responsible for managing your portfolio and to lead the supplier negotiations in team with the business representatives. You will ensure to maintain strong relationships with our suppliers and with our internal stakeholders, often high level managers of business functions around the Volvo Group.
Of course, you will also need to keep your supplier data up to date, handle the day to day order approval-flow, and take care of the many issues, large and small that end up on your desk every day.
You will be part of a great team of 14 buyers, located in Göteborg and Lyon, who are very supportive and will help you find your place. You can be sure to feel very welcome!
Who are you?
To be successful in this position you need to be driven, reliable, well organized and have excellent communication and networking skills.
You need to be passionate about achieving business results in negotiation and problem solving together with others. You will also need to have a natural drive to organize and continuously improve the structure of your portfolio long term, as our aim is high.
You should be willing to handle complex agreements and high pressure situations, but depending on your level of experience we can adjust the scope of your portfolio to ensure your long term development. This means you can expect a steep learning curve. You really need to be someone who is up for a challenge!
Most of all however: you have to be a true team player and contribute with good spirit!
Desired Education/Experience:
Master of Science, Engineering or Supply Chain
Excellent spoken and written English.
French is an advantage.
High integrity and personal drive
Strong discipline and follow up, a finisher
If you don’t check all the boxes but are a quick learner, we can talk! At Volvo Group we believe in hire for attitude and train for skills.
If you are eager to learn, love doing business and have the drive to take on new challenges, you will love it here.
About the Volvo Group and Purchasing
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. We are around 95,000 colleagues around the globe and our products and services are sold in more than 190 countries. Our brand portfolio consists of Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD, Terex Trucks, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova bus and Mack. We partner in alliances and joint ventures with the Sunwin, SDLG, Eicher and Dongfeng brands.
The societies where many of us live would not function without the type of products and services the Volvo Group provides. Like a circulatory system, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment and different, related services are involved in several of the functions that most of us rely on every day.
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.
A stimulating work environment, recognition at work, professional growth, motivation, management, pride, fun ... The Volvo Group has again been awarded the HappyTrainees label in 2019!
90% of young people recommend the Volvo group for an internship, an apprentice contract or a VIE, and we are particularly proud of this!
If you want to be part of our Happy Trainees, apply!
Curious, and have some questions? Call me!
Fredrik Vogstad, IT Purchasing Manager +46 73902 51 23

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.

Faisons connaissance

process de recrutement


Une confirmation vous sera envoyée par e-mail dès que vous aurez soumis votre candidature. Par la suite, vous pourrez toujours mettre à jour votre profil personnel.


Si vous êtes sélectionné(e) pour un entretien, vous serez informé(e) des étapes suivantes du processus : deuxième entretien, tests de personnalité et d’aptitude et prise de références


Tous les candidats seront informés de l’issue de leur candidature, lorsque le candidat / la candidate le (la) plus pertinent(e) aura été retenu(e). Si vous le souhaitez, nous pouvons conserver votre CV dans notre base de données. Vous pouvez également vous créer une alerte, vous permettant de recevoir directement dans votre boîte mail les nouvelles offres d’emploi correspondant à votre profil.


Lors de votre arrivée au sein de l’entreprise, vous suivrez un processus d’intégration qui vous aidera à rapidement faire partie intégrante de l'équipe et à commencer votre mission dans les meilleures conditions possibles.


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