Buyer (Consultant)


  1. Lead cross-functional team to define and develop segment purchasing strategies.

  2. Lead cross-functional team to make supplier selection and negotiate agreements.

  3. Secure overall good supplier relationship through conducting business review meetings regularly.

  4. Close monitoring of supplier performance and take corrective actions where needed.

  5. Work closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers, to secure the project deliveries on QDCF for both start-up projects and maintenance projects.

  6. Drive continuously on cost improvement activities, with good knowledge of Volvo Production System. Generate cost savings through creativities and cross functional workshops, including engineering, logistics and plant.

  7. Maintain good overview and coordination of common suppliers between UD Trucks & JVs Purchasing and Group Truck Purchasing(GTP) / other Business areas. Secure always a hand shake in between.

  8. Drive and achieve the target on MCE/cost saving per truck, Delivery Precision, Contract Coverage, Local Content Requirements.

  9. Support to improve the customer focus by jointly solving the quality issues, improve PPM/QPM and QJ lead time.

  10. Closely monitor market developments, trends and the best practices available in the market

Competences required:

  1. Lead cross-functional team to define and develop segment purchasing strategies.

  2. Negotiate supplier agreements and commercial issues.

  3. Cost analysis skills, be the expert in the assigned commodities on component cost management.

  4. Make and recommend the best business case

  5. Good knowledge on total cost ownership, including logistics and overall supply chain.

  6. Project management skills

  7. Coordinate and drive supplier management meetings.

  8. Act as supplier relationship host.

  9. Customer focus.

  10. Entrepreneur spirit.


  1. Min 5 years of purchasing supplychain/logistics/material management experience

  2. University degree in Business, Engineering or related field

  3. Previous experience in Purchasing and/or negotiation experience in a supplier/customer relationship. Automotive experience is beneficial.

  4. Other essential competencies: Fluent in English, Strategic orientation, Strong negotiator, Business Acumen, Cost Management, Legal Management, Relevant process & system knowledge, Priority Setting, Integrity and Trust, Drive for results, Customer focus.

Über uns

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, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
UD Trucks and JVs is an international commercial vehicle solutions provider based and headquartered in Japan. UD Trucks and JVs develop, produce and sell a wide range of heavy, medium and light-duty vehicles, supporting smart logistics solutions across 60 countries. Our trucks go the extra distance, giving our customers extra fuel mileage and uptime.
Our 8,000 smart, modern and diversified colleagues work with passion, trust and change to stay ahead for performance. We will always go the extra mile for our customers and business partners.

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