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Senior Operational Buyer – Base Engine

Posted 8 months ago by Anthon Byberg
Göteborg
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Job Description

Be part of the change. Volvo Cars and Geely are undertaking a significant industrial collaboration as they merge their combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The new organization will develop technologically advanced and efficient combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The new stand-alone business can also supply third-party manufacturers, providing exciting growth opportunities. The gradual electrification of the automotive industry means there will be significant ongoing demand for efficient hybrid powertrains alongside fully electric offerings.
Hybrid cars need the best internal combustion engines.
This new unit will have the resources, scale and expertise to develop these powertrains.
If you are a person with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate and together with other talented people, our client have a place for you!

What’s in it for you?
Our client is now looking for an Operational Buyer within the area Base Engine. A developing and challenging area where you together with a procurement team located in EU and China, together with stakeholders such as R&D, Strategy & Business, Manufacturing & Logistics, will contribute to create world class powertrain solutions. This role is critical for Volvo Cars & PES to be the leader as a premium powertrain provider. Procurement (DM) is responsible for procurement of all production materials to the Engine plants in EU and in China. Our clients mission is to purchase the EMS components to their plants in Europe and China, with excellent quality to the best possible value. They collaborate in a global surrounding with major stakeholders such as R&D, SQM, Manufacturing Engineering, After Market etc. Our client work together with stakeholders to create and deliver supreme value together with the suppliers. As Operational Buyer, you will be a key member in the EMS Category team. You will be responsible for your deliveries and deadlines. Additionally, you will be encouraged to take on responsibilities outside of your main areas of responsibility in order to broaden your personal skills and advance your development.

Work tasks
To drive and develop the purchasing work within base engine
Responsible for identifying and implementing cost reductions
Be the first point of supplier contact
Responsible for market benchmarks and supplier evaluations
Lead and perform commercial negotiations
Responsible for cooperation with the internal customers
Ordering and handling of agreements etc.
Responsible for developing and optimizing the supplier base.

Do you fit the profile?
To fit in this complex area, our client is looking for a person, who is commercial and result driven. You are motivated and creative in order to find new solutions and opportunities and dare to challenge the status quo. Are a strong team player who are honest, with high integrity and actively work with self-development. Have the ability to handle parallel projects, like challenges and are focused on setting and reaching goals. To succeed in this role, you have a Business or Technical University degree (or equivalent).You have experience from Commercial and/or Engineering work (2-5 year) including commercial negotiations and legal knowledge, have a strong business acumen combined with high integrity and can prioritize your own work and delivery on time. As the main supplier contact you have excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is a requirement.”

Top Skills
Commercial and/or Engineering work (2-5 year) including commercial negotiations and legal knowledge, have a strong business acumen combined with high integrity and can prioritize your own work and delivery on time. As the main supplier contact you have excellent communication skills (written and oral) .