Purchasing - Digital Enterprise Services Integration

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Purchasing - Digital Enterprise Services Integration

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Do you want to join the team of Purchasing which together with our Digital colleagues will drive the digital transformation of a dynamic, high tech Electric Vehicle (EV) company? Make the impossible possible!

We are now looking for a new buyer within the Digital Purchasing team. A team that is dedicated to make a difference together with our colleagues at Polestar. This position will give you the opportunity to join a cutting edge EV company and change the future of e-mobility by stretching the boundaries of what is thought possible in the present within digital solutions.

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


What you’ll do

Your main responsibilities in this role will be to lead all Polestar sourcing for Digital Enterprise Services Integration focused on productivity tools / licenses and shared platforms / licenses. 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.

Further on you will:

  • Perform procurement according to strategies that you have defined together with Digital.
  • Negotiate commercial and legal agreements.
  • Drive sustainability in the supply chain together with the sustainability team.
  • Solve problems involving the relevant cross-functional experts (Design to Value, negotiations, Digital & Tech) to take the right actions based on insights
  • 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.
  • Track supplier performance through regular and automated tracking of the quality, cost project deliverables across the network
  • Define and take corrective actions to improve contracts compliance and continuously.
  • Perform necessary market analysis to support the sourcing activity.
  • Create and maintain long lasting relationship with suppliers fostering joint value creation opportunities.
  • 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 Digital/IT functions or similar purchasing position.
  • Experience of doing global business.
  • Experience working with Chinees supplier or/and Chinees colleagues is an advantage.
  • Experience working in tech companies is an advantage
  • Strong motivation and dedication to drive sustainability in the supply chain.
  • Proactive problem solver to extract most value from insights
  • Data driven and able to generate insights based on data received from different tools
  • Accountable and empowered
  • Driving value creation opportunities (with business partners and suppliers)
  • 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.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, please submit you application no later than 15th of august. For this position we will start the selection process week 33.

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