Apprentice BAC+4/5 - Commodity Buyer Iron Castings H/F

Are you eager to learn the buyer job with very hands-on assignments ?
Do you want to be part of a multicultural, cross-functional workspace ?
Are you curious, passionate ?
This is your opportunity ?
We, Iron castings team, are looking for an Apprentice Commodity Buyer, located in Lyon (France).
Castings & Forgings purchasing team is a multi-cultural, dynamic and passionate team. Our aim is to contribute to create high valid for our end customer by securing best possible QDCFR (*) and creating the best supplier relationships. We all strive to create good and constructive atmosphere in a challenging environment. We demonstrate a strong continuous improvement mindset, starting with openness, sharing with our peers, learning every day.
As a Commodity Buyer, you will be accountable for the QDCFTSR* of your supplier base. You will be responsible to make sure that the segment strategy is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance and by using the tools and purchasing cross functional network.
Your main responsibilities will be to :
  • Contribute to the segment business plan & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers
  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR (*) targets
  • Negotiate and execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production, find extra cost savings on top of existing agreements
  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
  • Monitore, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with stakeholders
  • Drive supply chain delivery and optimization
  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes
  • Actively contribute to the team development, by bringing improvement ideas, support your peers, sharing good cases and ask for support when needed.
*QDCFTSR: Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management
We are looking for a strong team player, flexible and helpful.
You have a can-do approach: you have a positive mindset, high level of energy, and you are ready to tackle challenges.
You are curious and eager to learn and improve.
You have good communication skills.
You enjoy managing many parallel activities and you have a target oriented approach.
You have a Master of Science or Business Administration, you are fluent in english, some experience within purchasing, automotive experience is an asset.
If you are eager to learn the basics of Purchasing job, to develop and to take on new challenges,
If you believe that key conditions to success are to be curious, persistent and have fun in what you do,
If you believe that together we are stronger,
You will be a great addition to our team and we are really eager to hear from you !
Call Judith Duthilleul, +33665859091

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.

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