Category Buyer, Energy Propulsion Job at Volvo Cars – in Göteborg

Job Description

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Energy Propulsion Procurement.

At Procurement, you are part of a global team with the mission to develop and maintain a world-class supplier base. Ensuring the supply of materials and services – at the right cost, quality and technology is essential for the success of Volvo Car Group. Ultimately, it’s all about cooperating with people inside and outside the company to create a superior experience for the people who buy and drive a Volvo.

What’s in it for you?

Our teams’ main areas are High Voltage Batteries, Battery Hardware, High Pressure Die Casting and Thermal Management and we are now looking for a Category Buyer that can strengthen our team. In this role, you will be managing products in the Energy Propulsion portfolio in the development, sourcing, industrialization and running production phase. You will be working in a global cross-functional team with other buyers, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and others to find ways to increase value for Volvo Cars by focusing on quality, cost and Sustainability which is one of our top priorities.

By leading negotiations and building relationships with an international supplier base, you will be responsible for continuous improvement of the overall performance and competitiveness in the value chain. You will also be handling order management and capacity assurance.

Do you fit the profile?

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


  • 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.
  • are 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.

Experience from working with Electrification is meritorious.

You also have a strong business acumen combined with high integrity and can prioritize your own work and always deliver on time.

Supplier relations are important, where your excellent communication skills, is a great ability. Daily negotiation is also one of your strongest areas.

The automotive industry and Electrification 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.

You are a person with a positive and energetic mindset- everything is possible!

How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position, please contact Energy Propulsion Manager Linda Boix [email protected]

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Maria Westermark at [email protected]

We want your application october 28th, 2021, but selection will be running continuously.

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

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

About Company

Company: Volvo Cars –

Company Location:  Göteborg

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