Commodity Buyer

Core Responsibilities:
• Main scope will be Lighting and signaling, Mirrors and Glass, support Japan UD trucks for the cost reduction and project delivery
• Contribute to segment strategies & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers.
• Responsible to optimize sourcing activities together with the Project Buyer & the Segment Leader
• Responsible to secure that supplier selection is aligned with the Segment strategy.
• Responsible of the supplier recommendation in Sourcing Board including Business case, and agreement management
• Support Project activities when needed
• To secure that supplier selection is aligned with the Segment strategy/Segment Business Plan (To be Supplier base, MCL...)
• To secure the outcome of the sourcing in a contractual package, and that all agreements are approved and signed
• Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production for Revenue segments
• Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during production phase and after production phase for Revenue Parts.
• Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
• Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
• Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments
• Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
• Perform hand-over to Uptime buyer when parts are phased out of production for non-revenue parts.
Required Skills / Experiences
• 5-7 years’ experience in Purchasing and/or extensive negotiation experience with a supplier/customer relationship
• Knowledge of Financial analysis, Cost Management, Production & Supply chain and technology
• Business acumen, MS Office
• Business, Engineering or related field and or equivalent experience
• Strong team player, self-starter and the ability to take initiatives
• Strong experience of working for Automotive or related company
• Project Management
• Quality Management
• Contract Management
• Relevant process & system knowledge
• Bachelor Degree
• Master Degree(advanced)
Language Skill
• Fluent in English, both written and spoken, Japanese is advanced


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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