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Strategic Senior Buyer ESS

  • Göteborg, SWEDEN
  • Sales

Job description

Transport is at the core of modern society. Imagine using your expertise to shape sustainable transport solutions for the future? If you seek to make a difference on a global scale, working with next-gen technologies and the sharpest collaborative teams, then we could be a perfect match. 

What you will do

The transport industry is developing at a faster pace than ever before and we at Volvo Group want to shape the future of transportation.  We are fully committed to the Paris agreement targets and our long-term ambitions are clear. We will become 100% fossil free, 100% safe and 100% more productive. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do in the Volvo Group.     

You love our planet, you love to drive change and you love to move forward. By 2030 more than 35% of our global shipments of vehicles should be electric. Furthermore, we want to lead the way to a fossil free society. Would you love to shape this future of transportation together with us?   

To enable this exciting future, we are looking for you who have a strong interest in the Battery industry and its ecosystem. We are looking for you who are a collaborator and who have a strong strategic understanding, to join us in in implementing Volvo Group’s sustainability and electrification agenda in the battery purchasing team. Join us and make a difference!  

Our offer to you
The Battery business is characterized by a dynamic environment with fast moving technology, new business models, varying demands from customers and a full focus on quality, safety, and sustainability amongst others. We strive to be in the driver seat of this development, and this is where you come into the picture. We are looking for you who are eager to be a part of developing and setting the course for our society’s future electric transport solutions together with us. 

What will you work with as a sr. buyer in HD BEV & Fuel Cell Battery team?   

You will, as a key member in the battery segment team, contribute to hosting strategic partners and contributing with the battery ecosystem. That means e.g.: 

          • Contribute to building the expertise within the battery segment and the understanding of the complete supply chain with a special focus on the Battery Systems (market, suppliers, competition, technologies, projects, new business models, total cost of ownership etc.) 
          • As a supplier host, be the key interface to the strategic partner across the group, leading the preparation in front of the partnership governance and executive management alignment
          • Drive the strategic agenda internally and externally with the partner.
          • Perform activities required for the portfolio as such as enable and build partnerships, negotiations, project implementation, crisis and risk management, sustainability activities and total cost optimization  
          • Lead all purchasing activities related to involvement of suppliers in technology development projects
          • Deliver the defined KPI’s on time and in accordance with set targets (Revenues, Uptime, Project) 
          • Continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance. QDCFTSR = Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management.  
          • Ensure strong and efficient collaboration with a large internal network 
          • Work in accordance with processes defined within Volvo Group trucks Purchasing as well as with our defined Values (Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change, Performance) in focus.

Your future team
You will join a passionate team, creating business value in an open and multicultural, dynamic environment with highly innovative products. We are team players, with energy and creativity, who drive change and strive for the best in order to deliver results. We like challenges, having fun and are committed to customer and Volvo Group success. We work closely together with our cross-functional stakeholders in the internal and external ecosystem and believe we are here to make a difference and shape the world we want to live in.

Who are you?

We are looking for someone that is curious, driven and has a passion to be part of Volvo Group’s journey to shape the future of transportation and its supply chain with a full focus on sustainability. We are looking for someone with the ability to maintain and build relationships, drive change and who dares to try things no one has done before. With this said, the most important thing for us is that you are:  
•    You like to do business and have a passion for purchasing you demonstrate excellent communication skills, and you are comfortable in cross functional and multicultural set-up  
•    You have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with your counterparts  
•    You are always trying to improve both yourself and your work environment  
•    You are driven, responsible and accountable for your deliveries 
•    You are a purchasing professional and experiences into the battery cell industry within the area of automotive is considered as a strength  
•    You have an adequate academic education  

Do you want to be a part of this journey to become world leader in electromobility?
Then you should apply already today, but latest 31/7. We are moving into the future, and this is a chance to join us on our ride - jump on!   
Are you curious to hear more about the job? Or the department? Or do you have other questions? Contact me:   
Paulo Camargo, Head of Battery, HD BEV and Fuel Cell Batteries ( 

We value your data privacy and therefore do not accept applications via mail. 
Last application day: 31th of July 2024

We value your data privacy and therefore do not accept applications via mail. 


Who we are and what we believe in 
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.


Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group . Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities. 


Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners. We support Volvo Group's mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions' through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. Joining us means working in a global context with 1,400 colleagues from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities across 25 countries while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group. 

Job Category:  Purchasing

Organization:  Group Trucks Purchasing

Travel Required:  Occasional Travel

Requisition ID:  7408

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