Are you engaged in your work, professional in everything you do and prepared to go that extra mile? If yes – then the Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the right place for you. GTP provides competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products & services with the right quality output that add real business value for our customers.
GTP is located in 52 sites around the world, has 1 300 employees and a yearly spend of 120 BSEK. We have 2,550 suppliers in serial production that delivers 1.9 billion parts to Group Truck plants annually. We are a global team working with pride, breaking new grounds and capturing the latest innovations as well as supporting the brands and safeguarding Volvo Group synergies. We work together with speed and agility, in close collaboration with, and a strong mandate towards our suppliers and internal stakeholders.
We like to work hard, have fun and we are committed to our customer and the Volvo Group success. You will work with a high performing team aiming at world-class Purchasing – do you have what it takes?
North America Purchasing is an organization within GTP supporting Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) and Mack brands on the purchasing related activities both on Automotive and indirect purchasing. Supplier Quality & Development (SQ&D) North America is an organization within GTP representing a yearly purchased spend of $2.5B USD.
As Vice President SQ&D GTP NA, you drive and manage performance of your department from QDCF-TSR stand point. You will lead a team of SQA, SQP and SDA Managers in your area of scope to secure the suppliers improve their performances and to bring improvement in the current supply chain process thus creating value for the customers. You will also promote a strong collaboration between SQE and Managers within SQ&D globally thereby capitalizing on global knowledge and competence sharing within SQ&D.
Reporting To: Senior Vice President GTPNA Location: Greensboro Main Responsibilities
Be a member in GTPNA leadership team and in an active way contribute to the development of the department
You would drive and lead the SQ&D activities in accordance with defined strategies and targets
Ensure that there is close interaction with suppliers, and develop and work with the team to ensure common strategy is driven and communicated to the suppliers
Ensuring the best Supplier is selected, working with strong collaboration with other team securing good supplier selections done with the Technology & Supplier
Evaluation team and buying teams
Manage the fulfillment of APQP & PPAP for projects and product maintenance
Actively support process harmonization and best practice sharing within GTP
SQ&D and GTP NA
Co-owns SQ&D Knowledge, and actively lead knowledge sharing within geographic scope
Secure quality, capacity and cost targets and KPI fulfillment
Drive department activities towards wanted position
Secure that the quality requirements are transferred to the other departments through the quality plans.
Secure needed communication with cross-functional teams
Manage QDCF- TSR targets of the supplier
Manage the development of staff
Secure and Manage resources within his/her area
Responsible for operating expenses
Work in accordance with the Volvo processes, the Code of Conduct and the Volvo Values
You will also manage interactions with Engineering in development of technical roadmaps, appoint supplier hosts within his/her area and be the ensure all the available data is ready Supplier selection committee
Competence & Experience
University degree in Engineering/technology and/or Business Administration
Strong Leadership skills
Knowledgeable in current and future business trends, technology and markets
Able to execute in a global organization
Face problems and act quickly and directly. Provide direct & actionable feedback
Able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected. Holds things together during tough times
Take good decisions in line with internal stakeholders, with risks and opportunities and alternative solutions in mind
Able to manage diversity and offer opportunities for personal/professional development
Able to build an effective team with a common objective and strong morale and spirit
Ensure within the framework of the Purchasing manual, the mandate to fulfill the above-described responsibilities on Continental and global geographical breadth
Stop purchase of material not conforming to quality demands
Make recommendation for approval or refusal of the sourcing cases presented in relevant Sourcing Committee
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 84786BR
About Volvo Group
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. One of the Volvo Group’s and Purchasing’s aspirations aims at being the most admired employer in our industry by attracting and retaining the best people in order to create and build a world-class purchasing team. Group Trucks Purchasing (GTP) is the global organization with more than 1,300 purchasing professionals distributed worldwide that bring all their expertise in securing purchasing excellence. We provide competitive advantages to the Volvo Group by selecting high performing suppliers to deliver the best possible products and services that add real business value. Group Trucks Purchasing has 78 billion SEK in Automotive Purchasing annual spend, 2,550 suppliers in serial production, 1,9 billion parts delivered to Group Truck plants annually. The Volvo Group applies the principles in its Code of Conduct in the purchasing process.
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