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Volvo Group International Graduate Program – Your springboard to a successful career

The Volvo Group International Graduate Program gives you a unique opportunity to gain a holistic view of the Volvo Group and to kick-start your career through international assignments, work in different parts of the organization, networking, and professional and personal development. Upon completion of the program, you will continue your Volvo career in the department to which you were recruited. 

The program runs for 12 months and includes a combination of common and individual graduate activities and day-to-day work at the home company. It consists of three weeks of common development activities with the global graduate group. Common activities in the latest programme took place in Sweden, India and the US. 

The program also includes learning activities in your home organisation, project work and an international assignment. During the program you will gain a solid understanding of the Volvo Group, participate in different training sessions such as diversity, personal development, project management, cross cultural communication etc. 

Volvo Construction Equipment is currently building its Sourcing Global Commodities  Purchasing Team that will include Sourcing for new technologies (Electromobility, Connectivity and Automation). 

We believe in building a sustainable future and with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together with our customers and suppliers to turn this belief into reality for people everywhere. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.

You will join this professional, multicultural, highly motivated and driven team creating business value and working cross functionally around the world. In your base office you will work in an activity based landscape and a well developed IT environment with a lot of flexibility where work life balance is cherished. 

We are passionate about the business and people development, with a value based leadership as the foundation we wish to see you grow and be able to adapt to new challenges. 

Do you want to lead us in building the world we want to live in? We are looking for an Associate Commodity Buyer that will work on the digitalization of our organization, using it to support the team in spend analysis, strategic sourcing and best practice sharing. In addition, the person will take responsibility for a given sub-commodity when ready. 

We want you to have a master degree in a relevant area and you need to have a valid working permit in Sweden. All languages are given merit but solid English skills are required. For this position you are supposed to have maximum of two years previous work-experience prior to or after graduation.

In the quest for the perfect candidate we will, apart from above, look into some meriting areas such as experience from purchasing, negotiation or international assignments. 
Your interpersonal and social skills will be valued, since communication and collaboration are necessary to be successful in this position. Proficiency in digital tools, interest in technology and commercial understanding is supporting you. Do you have another unique talent or experience that you think is relevant?

We are looking for You that share our values and beliefs, that have an entrepreneurial mindset, eagerness to learn and create business opportunities using the abilities you have and develop together with us.

Frequent travelling is required (5 to 10 times a year).

Eskilstuna, Sweden.

For further information, please contact:
Hiring Manager: Andreas Swenson, +46 16 5416231
Local Recruiter: Mathilda Kaså Taranger, Senior Recruiter, +46 31 3223687
HR Business Partner: Christina Nordin, HR Business Partner, +46 16 5414232

About the company

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

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