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Global Whole Life Cost Manager

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Global Whole Life Cost Manager

The maturity of the automotive industry has become a barrier to innovation. Over time, cars have started to all look the same, feel the same, be the same. We constantly question industry ideas and thinking, challenging ourselves to be better, never accepting mediocrity. We are passionate about design, performance, and precision with an obsession over each and every detail. We have no legacy, no ties to the past; we are free to find the right way. At Polestar, our passion drives us.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

We are looking for an experienced Whole Life Cost Manager, responsible for leading the effective management of whole life costs for Polestar products globally.

Whilst the successful applicant can be based anywhere, you will be working closely with different internal stakeholders located at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden. This gives us the reason to say that it would be preferable if you were based in Sweden, would relocate to Sweden or at the very least are prepared to spend one week per month at our HQ.

What you’ll do

In this role you will be managing the relationship with the residual value influencer and data provider organisations across all markets, ensuring that Polestar’s strategy and product ranges are best represented and thereby ensuring optimised residual value ratings. You will be providing regular, full data updates to the above organisations, in close collaboration with Polestar’s global product, pricing, finance and digital teams.

Further you will be:

  • Supporting and guiding Polestar’s market teams on best practice with regards to all whole life cost related matters.
  • Taking responsibility for the coordination of all elements contributing to Polestar whole life costs, including acquisition costs, residual values, service, maintenance and repair, electricity costs and taxation.
  • Developing and maintaining a whole life cost model, facilitating a simple comparison of Polestar products versus BEV, PHEV and ICE competitors.
  • Carrying out analysis relating to current and future residual value trends in key markets, including trend analysis relating to Polestar’s and its competitors’ products.
  • Organising and chairing a quarterly residual value committee with input from both Polestar’s data provider and pre-owned teams.
  • Making strategic recommendations to the Polestar senior management team, backed up by detailed analysis.
  • Managing Polestar’s data provider, residual value and TCO tools and the provision of car to market studies.


Who you are

To be a great fit for this position we believe you have experience and knowledge of residual value forecasting, tools and industry practice, including working with influencers and data providers. You also have detailed knowledge of the automotive B2B and B2C markets.

We also believe that you:

  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset combined with the personal drive and determination to develop the Polestar whole life cost proposition and bring it to life globally.
  • Are an analytical thinker with the ability to influence.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to work remotely.

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.


Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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