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Volvo Group Commodity Buyer, Purchasing in Hagerstown, Maryland

Position Summary

Negotiate and manage all aspects of Volvo Group’s relationship with assigned group of suppliers/commodities, including the commercial / contractual requirements with respect to quality, deliver, cost, feature, technology, sustainability, and risk management (QDCFTSR).

Commodity buyers are focused on delivering the highest value to internal and external customers, at the lowest total cost.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop, negotiate, and implement strategies resulting in improved supply chain performance, enhanced product quality, innovative technology, and maximum value.

  • Contribute to segment business plan & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers. Collaborate with other members of the global supply chain to successfully develop and execute global supply chain, commodity, and technology strategies.

  • Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements)

  • Use Volvo Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain

  • Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during production phase and after production phase for Revenue Parts.

  • Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team

  • Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility

  • Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments

  • Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers.


  • Business Acumen

  • Technology knowledge of respective commodity

  • Financial analysis

  • Cost Management

  • Negotiation

  • Project Management

  • Production & Supply chain

  • Quality Management

  • Legal Management

  • Relevant process & system knowledge


  • Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field required

  • Experience in Automotive and/or commercial truck Purchasing

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven negotiation and strong analytical skills

  • Minimum of 3+ years in purchasing, supply chain, or engineering

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

Workplace Flexibility:

  • Ability to work in the office or remotely as required. Travel to home office may be as much as 50% if working remotely.

  • No unusual physical requirements are associated with this role.

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 suppliers 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. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

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Group Trucks Purchasing


North Carolina



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Occasional Travel

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran