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Purchasing - Battery Cell & Modules

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Purchasing - Battery Cell & Modules

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Do you want to leave a legacy for present and future generations? We are now looking for a new buyer within the Electric Propulsion System (EPS) team. A team that is dedicated to make a difference together with our colleagues at Polestar. This position will give you the opportunity to be in the leading edge of EPS development and drive sustainability in the supply chain.

This position is based in our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.  

What you’ll do

Your main responsibilities in this role will be to lead all Polestar sourcing for Battery Cell and Modules connected to the EPS. It will be within your scope to establish supplier bases for each area defining short- and long-term sourcing strategies, and aligning with the business/stakeholders. Key within the strategies is to drive raw material traceability, reduce CO2 emission, increase recyclability of raw material and second life battery.

Further on you will:

  • Perform procurement according to strategies that you have defined together with R&D.
  • Negotiate commercial and legal agreements.
  • Drive sustainability in the supply chain together with the sustainability team.
  • Review purchase requisitions and identify and select contract/suppliers in accordance with defined strategies and agreements.
  • Advise stakeholders on procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stages of the procurement cycle as well as on modifications in requests. Improve collaboration with stakeholders and together towards common goals.
  • Collaborate with other Geely Holding functions.
  • Track key performance indicators on supplier and stakeholder contract compliance; define and take corrective actions to improve contracts compliance and continuously track supplier performance on quality and cost.
  • Perform necessary market analysis to support the sourcing activity.
  • Create and maintain commercial relations with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Initiate and conduct supplier evaluations and supplier audits.
  • Take an active role in developing and supporting efficient standardized req-to-pay processes.

 

Who you are

To be a great fit for this role we believe that you’re a service minded doer with a go-get-mindset. You have strong social abilities and can easily understand internal stakeholders needs. You are flexible and what’s most important to you is to find the best possible solution, you’ll adapt your way of working along the way. We also believe that you’re persevering with a positive mindset – You see possibilities even in the toughest challenges.

We at Polestar believe in the concept “hire for attitude and learn for skills”. But to be fair to you, it is good to understand that we have certain expectations on you:

  • Proven experience (5+ years) as buyer within the EPS functions or similar purchasing position.
  • Experience of doing global business.
  • Experience working with Chinees suppliers or/and Chinees colleagues is an advantage.
  • Previous experience of working with Volvo Cars/other Geely companies or Volvo AB not a must but is an advantage.
  • Strong motivation and dedication to drive sustainability in the supply chain.
  • Thorough understanding of the procurement process and strategic sourcing.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages; working knowledge of Volvo SRM software and/or Workdays is a strong advantage.
  • BSc (or higher) in Economics or Technical discipline from a university degree or equivalent institution.
  • Get motivated by working in a very dynamic work environment meeting new challenges daily. 

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

 

Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit.


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