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.
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 Body Structure 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.
Lead Polestar sourcing for specific commodities within the Body Structure, such as aluminum/ steel pressings, NVH components, tow bars.
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 BiW/ Body Structure 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
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