Acting Purchasing Manager Powertrain Iron Casting - Volvo Business Services AB - Chefsjobb i Göteborg
Acting Purchasing Manager Powertrain Iron Casting
Volvo Business Services AB / Chefsjobb / Göteborg
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Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do, and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes, then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. GTP 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.

GTP is located in 52 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of 120 BSEK. We have 2,550 suppliers in serial production that delivers 1.9 billion parts to Group Truck plants annually. We are a global team working with pride, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies. We work together with speed and agility, in close collaboration with, and a strong mandate towards our suppliers and internal stakeholders.

We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world-class Purchasing - do you have what it takes?
Powertrain Purchasing is a global organization within GTP representing a yearly purchased spend of 39 BSEK the team is responsible for Combustion / Base engine / Casting & Forging / Vendor, Axles & Transmission areas.
Powertrain Europe being the Strategic steering line for Powertrain purchasing activities within GTP, we organize a strong collaboration within Powertrain teams spread across different sites/regions, and we are the operational line responsible for Powertrain Europe business all along the Purchasing process (sourcing/projects/operations/revenue service parts). GTP Powertrain Europe team is responsible to drive end-to-end Purchasing activities whilst securing QDCF-TSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management) targets.


As Acting Purchasing Manager for Iron Casting, you drive and manage performance of your team from QDCF-TSR standpoint. You will lead and manage project & commodity buyers in a challenging environment, manage supplier relationship, cross-functional collaboration especially as the perimeter is both impacting Powertrain and Vehicle areas, contribute to supplier negotiation & global segment strategies. You also promote a strong collaboration between buyers within the team globally and thereby capitalizing on regional inputs towards segment strategies, negotiation tactics and leveraging other possible opportunities.

Reporting to Vice President Casting & Forging

Main Responsibilities
Be a member of the Casting & Forging Purchasing Leadership team and in an active way contribute to the development of the department
Manage the overall supplier relationship for Iron Casting scope
Consolidate the segment strategies and manage supplier selection/relationship/ partnership and negotiation
Secure cost targets and KPI fulfillment
Drive department activities towards wanted position
Give input to department purchasing business plan
Secure needed communication with cross-functional teams
Secure supplier involvement in project activities
Manage purchasing QDCFTSR deliverables according to the contract
Manage the development of his/her team
Secure and manage resources within his/her area
Responsible for budget & operating expenses
Ensure collaboration with the other managers within the respective segment(s)
Work in accordance with Volvo processes, Code of Conduct and Values
Manage interactions with Engineering and Operations to deliver the QDCFTSR
Appoint supplier hosts within his/her area
Competence & Experience
University degree in Engineering/technology and/or Business Administration
Strong Leadership skills
Knowledgeable in current and future business trends, technology and markets
Able to execute in a global matrix organization
Able to think out of the box to develop further her/his commodity
Face problems and act quickly and directly. Provide direct & actionable feedback
Able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected
Holds things together during tough times
Take good decisions in line with internal stakeholders, with risks and opportunities and alternative solutions in mind
Able to manage diversity and offer opportunities for personal/professional development
Able to build an effective team with a common objective and strong morale and spirit
Represent his/her Purchasing area in cross-functional decision bodies
Validates sourcing cases to be presented to the sourcing decision body

Did you know? For many years, as a "disability friendly" company, Renault Trucks SAS has been committed to including people with disabilities in our professional environment.


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