Project Manager Purchasing (PMP)

The Volvo Penta vision is to be the world leader in sustainable power solutions, and world-leading supplier of engines and complete powers systems for marine and industrial applications. We have a history of innovation and enjoy strong market positions based on our current product and service offer with customers in over 130 countries around the world.
The Planning, Product Development & Purchasing department secures competitive marine and industrial power systems, and has overall responsibility for policies, guidelines, methods etc. regarding development and quality assurance of all product development and purchasing work within Volvo Penta.
We are now looking for a Project Manager Purchasing (PMP) to join our amazing team in Chesapeake, Virginia.
What is the Job?
As a Project Manager Purchasing, you will be accountable for leading and managing purchasing activities, tooling investments and quality assurance (APQP) in both product development and cross-functional projects, and contribute to project deliveries to ensure Volvo Penta’s profitability. Some of your core responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a purchasing representative in the project team as well as the project representative within the purchasing community.
  • Planning, controlling, and reporting purchasing deliverables in each gate in accordance with our development process and proactively strategize activities to meet the demands.
  • Leading and steering purchasing project action items, and highlighting purchasing demands with regard to other functions in the project plan in order to safeguard project deliverables.
  • Communicating to stakeholders, in purchasing and other functions, deviations to the project plan that include recovery plans, and presenting project status to purchasing reference groups and other relevant forums.
  • Consolidating tooling investments for the projects, as well as working in accordance with the existing tools and processes to further improve processes and efficiency in purchasing.

As a Project Manager Purchasing, you will be afforded the opportunity to work with some exceptionally skilled colleagues as well as experience some truly exciting challenges that will benefit you both professionally and personally.
Are you a self-starter looking for a challenging career?
We are committed to our customers and the success of Volvo Penta. In this position, you will work with a high-performing team that will involve your being able to coach and lead in a challenging environment. To be successful in this role, you will need to be both a strong team player and proactive self-starter who likes to take initiative and work cross-functionally in a global organization. You must have a business, financial and cost-management mindset. In addition, excellent communication and presentation skills are necessary as is the need for fluency in speaking and writing English in order to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders at different levels of the organization.
This position requires a higher level of education and we’re looking for someone who has a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a related field. You will also need to have a minimum of five (5) years’ experiences in project management and development, along with basic technical knowledge, and the ability to understand engineering drawings and vocabulary.
Are you ready to join a team?
We were recently awarded “A Great Place to Work” certification and our employees can attest that Volvo Penta is a great place to work! We experience relationships built on trust and respect, change and innovation, passion, exceptional performance, and a strong commitment to customer success!
If you are interested in being part of a team focused on innovation and success, and feel that this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply to become a Project Manager Purchasing (PMP) with our team. We look forward to meeting you!
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general level of work being performed by persons assigned to the classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job. Printed copies may not be the most current. Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. E.O.E./M/F/D/V


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.

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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