Digital Process Manager - Direct Material Purchasing

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Digital Process Manager - Direct Material Purchasing

We are looking for a new Process Manager, who will be responsible to secure all processes and dependencies connected to procurement/quality function at Polestar but also towards Volvo Cars and Geely.

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is looking for someone to create the vital processes to help a new and growing EV company compete more effectively and deliver cutting edge products on time and on budget. As a member of the Polestar team, you are on board for an exciting journey, where Polestar program will continue to grow from a few products to a full range of performance products and engineered cars. You will be a vital part of an independent and entrepreneurial company, which will continue to work smart and nimble in tight cooperation with both parent companies and external partners. The Polestar team is known for its competitive mindset, prompt deliveries, kept promises, and have the motto to deliver – whatever it takes

As a Process Manager you will lead, coordinate, develop and manage process development connected to procurement & Quality and all necessary alignment both within Polestar landscape with other depts., but also towards parent landscapes. To be successful in this role you need to have an understanding not only of procurement & quality processes, but also how process and digital interact throughout the OtD process. You will need to secure process activities within Polestar and interact with internal Volvo Cars process networks as well as Global Geely networks, and where necessary act as a representative and/or project manager for Polestar in projects affecting procurement.

This position will give you the opportunity to be in the leading edge of electric vehicles (EV) development and drive sustainability in the supply chain.

What you’ll do

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage the overall process development work
  • Anchor and coordinate between Polestar organization and Volvo Cars
  • Support system changes needed from a Polestar perspective
  • Manage implementation/training of process improvements and new processes
  • Set and monitor KPI’s needed
  • Secure compliance to necessary legal certifications and regulations
  • Be an active part in the Polestar procurement team, supporting with process and system knowledge where necessary
  • Review and fully document requirements for each function and solution and create “as is” processes
  • Secure we can use current Polestar processes within the Digital processes and align “to be” processes
  • Create and document gap analysis of business process vs digital solution
  • Create in/output flows to procurement from other dept systems understand data-set dependencies.
  • To create step by step process flows with guidelines, instructions, templates & documentation to support ISO certifications and standards.
  • Creating buyer guides and instruction manuals
  • Support project managers requirements on timing and delivery of processes towards gateways.

Who you are

To be a great fit for this role we believe that you’re a positive doer with a go-get-mindset. You have strong social abilities, are service minded 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.

You are Business and performance driven, have high ability to establish and develop networks with high cross functional awareness and ability to lead cross functional teams. You should have a holistic view and conceptual thinking and have an analytical with problem solving approach.

  • Proven experience as a Process manager working with procurement & quality, preferably within automotive sector.
  • Strong knowledge and experienced of the Purchase to Pay process
  • Good knowledge of the overall landscape from Product development, quality, procurement, manufacturing & logistics identifying the key dependencies and integrations
  • Academic background or equivalent experience from Engineering, Procurement or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from the automotive industry or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a process manager or business analyst
  • Very good knowledge of existing internal (Volvo Cars) system landscape within procurement preferred.
  • Manage internal and external organization interfaces, integrations & dependencies
  • Good knowledge of SAP tools and products eg., Ariba and S4Hana is an advantage
  • Creates process flow diagrams and mapping of business processes towards digital solutions
  • To work closely with buyers and support Project managers across the digital initiatives

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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