Project Buyer C&F

  • Full Time
  • Bangalore
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Location:  Bangalore, IN, 562122
Position Type:  Professional
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.

Project Buyer Casting and Forging
Are you a curious changemaker who thrives in a fast-paced, global and complex environment? Does the opportunity to make an impact excite you, and are you looking for a career where you grow and learn every day? At Volvo Group Purchasing we shape the world we want to live in, by leveraging our ecosystem of supply network partners to drive prosperity.
Innovation, sustainability, diversity, competitiveness, resiliency, new business models, and digitalization are all key drivers in how we select partners, partners that have the same value based and people centric view of the world as we do here at Volvo Group.
Together we deliver business value to our customers and the Volvo Group.
We are looking for talent with passion, commitment and big ideas who want to make a difference.  Sounds like you? Join our team!
The Purchasing Strategy & Digitalization (PS&D) function within Volvo Group Purchasing (GTP) is a Centre of Excellence. We are responsible for driving and facilitating the strategic direction of purchasing on behalf of Executive Management Team.
PS&D are, together with relevant line functions, driving efficiency within digitalization, governance, harmonization, group synergies, continuous improvements, and digital & IT projects to enable business value. We work proactively with change management and transformation in collaboration with GTP line functions.
Head of Purchasing Strategy & Digitalization is also hosting Volvo Group Purchasing India organization on behalf of CPO of Volvo Group & Head of GTP.
Who are you?

If you have a burning desire to be a part of developing and setting the course for our society’s future efficient and sustainable transport solutions together with us.… this is the right place to be!

You are passionate, value-driven, and have a keen eye for details to work on transformation in the purchasing area.

You work with a passionate team of purchasing professionals having a good understanding of the dynamic environment with fast-moving technology, new business models, varying demands from customers, and a full focus on quality, safety, and sustainability among others.

As a Buyer, you are accountable for the QDCFTSR (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability, Risk Management) of the supplier base on your segments. You are responsible to make sure that the segment business plan is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools, methodologies, and purchasing/cross-functional network.
For you who want to leave the society in a good shape for the next generation. You see this opportunity to bring in the change you want for the society we want to live in.
Main Activities Responsibilities Qualification

Main Activities & Responsibilities:

•    Early Involvement during the project concept phase and support decisions on concept finalization required for sourcing along with key stakeholders
•    X-functional alignment of Project, Sourcing deadlines & update SAP ARIBA with complete project information
•    Organize kick off meetings with the X-functional teams and gathers RFQ requirements
•    Prepare RFQ package & drive the Sourcing Process involving the cross functional team and leads the interface to suppliers (send RFQ, quote analysis, RTS etc)
•    Forecast cost evolution/estimation for the scope of responsibility
•    To ensure supplier selection complies with the Project Targets & Timelines along with commodity buyer
•    Secures COA (Cost Objective Achievement)
•    Challenge, negotiate and report changes after contract signature and ensure continuous fulfillment of project targets
•    Ensure that the supplier is prepared for production, including capacity and all needed system updates with Supplier Host support when needed
•    Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with the supplier and quality team for parts under development during the project phase and ensure a timely part transfer in the system to the commodity buyer
•    Own, and drive continuous improvements, and excellence in your area, based on business needs and strategies


•    University degree in BE / B.Tech in Mechanical/Automobile/E&E
•    Minimum 5 years of experience as a buyer in the automotive industry
•    Excellent decision-making skills, considering risks and opportunities, with an ownership mindset
•    Continuous Improvement and Excellence mindset with good communication skills
•    Strong analytical, prioritization, and negotiating skills
•    Strong business acumen with very good knowledge in project management
•    Good understanding of different manufacturing processes and best practice costing.
•    Excellent interpersonal and networking skills – true connector working in eco-systems
•    Positive and collaborative mindset and strong energy to contribute to the success of the Volvo Group
•    Proactiveness is an absolute must!
Experience in handling Casting and Forgings segment
For more information, please contact Ganesh Karthick

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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:  10115

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