Senior Category Buyer.

Senior Category Buyer.


Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Category Buyer Electronics – Core System-Supercomputers

In this role, you will lead and support cross-functional sourcing projects in the SW & Electronics area, specifically Core system. This includes preparation, implementation, analysis, negotiation, supplier selection and contract management.
You will support, develop and implement supplier strategies, create and maintain commercial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
You enjoy working proactively with key stakeholders to understand your product / function, its market, delivery base and potential innovation, to find ways to increase the value of Volvo Cars, including cost, quality and sustainability.
The role performs market analysis, prioritization and identification of optimal negotiation tactics as well as handling business in current production.
As a persona, you need to dare to question the status quo or specific paths with stakeholders, suppliers, people; and work proactively to build better understanding and work for common solutions.

We are looking for a person, who is commercial and result driven!

- prestigeless, courageous team player who is curious and tech savvy
- like challenges and are focused on setting and reaching goals.
- are creative and motivated to find new solutions and opportunities,
- dare to challenge status quo, suppliers and our stakeholders.
- can handle parallel projects and see the whole picture of a business case,
- excellent in building relations both internally and externally
- are a strong team player who are honest and actively work with self-development.

To succeed in this role, you have a Business or Technical University degree (or equivalent).
You have experience from Commercial and/or Engineering work (+8 years) , preferably within electronics or sw including commercial negotiations and legal knowledge.
You also have a strong business acumen combined with high integrity and can prioritize your own work and always delivery on time.
Core System Category is considered as a global commodity, so excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is a requirement and additional languages like Mandarin, Swedish is advantageous.
Supplier relations are important, where your excellent communication skills, is a great ability. Daily negotiation is also one of your strongest area.

Competence and experience are important, but personality and passion are key

The mobility industry is changing rapidly, and the competitive environment and our company’s strategy might change fast. Therefore, we are not only valuing your previous experience and competencies but also your personality and your passion to develop and embrace unknown future challenges. Most important is that you share our values, truly believe in and are motivated by our purpose and have an honest ambition to join a dynamic team that is deeply committed to transform and progress the consumer experience in the mobility industry at global scale.

How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position please contact Team Manager, Susanne Pålsson at 
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior recruiter Maria Westermark,
We’d like to receive Your application at latest May 4th, 2021.
Interviews will be held continuously.

Please note due to GDPR we only accept application via Our Recruitment Tool

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Monica Willeborg
+46 31 333 60 50
Monica Willeborg
+46 729889406
Monica Willeborg
+46 729889419
Caroline Gasc
+46 729889406
Pontus Adolfsson
+46 729889422
Caroline Hallgren
+46 729889406
Elin Jurjaks
+46 729889408
Elin Jurjaks
+46 729889422
Pontus Adolfsson
+46 729889428
Karin Örtegren


  • Arbetsplats: Volvo Car Corporation
  • 1 plats
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  • Publicerat: 19 april 2021
  • Ansök senast: 4 maj 2021


Volvo Torslanda


Dept. 62320/HA1N
Göteborg, 40531

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