Senior Buyer - Interior

Coventry, UK

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Senior Buyer - Interior

We are an electric performance car 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.

Polestar is aiming to bring driving pleasure into a new era with an all-electric product offering of progressive performance cars that are designed and engineered without compromise. This will be combined with a hassle-free ownership and premium services, where all interactions and orders can be performed online.

Polestar has significantly expanded its research and development capacity with the establishment of a new R&D centre in the United Kingdom. Situated in Coventry, England, the new facility will allow Polestar to increase its own R&D capabilities, and further strengthens the brand’s ability to engineer its future electric performance vehicles.

The Role

As a Senior Buyer, you will work in close collaboration with Polestar R&D and the global purchasing team. As a member of that team, you will plan and implement the sourcing activities of early engineering development projects and new vehicle projects, maintaining frequent supplier contacts on a daily business level and consolidating global strategy.

You will also be leading the procurement, negotiations and cost management for commodities within the Interior functional teams to market competitive pricing with an emphasis on sustainability.

This role will report directly to the Polestar UK Purchasing Manager and on a day to day alignment with the local Engineering teams.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead Polestar sourcing for specific commodities within the Interior, such as seats, seatbelts, trim, headliners, castings, NVH, airbags upholstery and lighting.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and act as main contact for all commercial issues towards suppliers.
  • Develop sourcing strategies, carry out market test analysis and benchmarking studies, strategically developing a global Polestar supply base.
  • Prepare and manage the RFQ process through to negotiation, implementation and ongoing monitoring of supplier agreements.
  • Prepare presentations focused on business case and supplier evaluation (financial, logistics, sustainability, D&D) for the supplier choice forum.
  • Coordinate cross functional teams comprising of Engineering, Programme Management, Quality, Cost Estimating, Manufacturing and Legal to secure the project deliverables.
  • Collaborate with global Polestar Purchasing team across the UK, Sweden and China, in addition to other brands within the Geely group to maximize corporate synergies.
  • Secure and drive continuous improvement of all Purchasing activities within a limited time frame to meet the project milestones.


  • 5 years+ direct material purchasing experience from the automotive industry, preferably within Interior functional teams but other automotive purchasing experience will be considered.
  • University degree in business, engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages; experience with Procurement ordering and management systems and processes.
  • Good understanding about cost structure, with fact-based negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and fluent in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills, pleasant personality, cross culture understanding, organizing and coordinating ability.
  • Smart and nimble mind-set, with efficient working performance under complicated global environment. International experience (esp. China) will be an advantage

Polestar - the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalysing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

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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