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Business Project Manager – Direct Material Purchasing

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Business Project Manager – Direct Material Purchasing

We are now looking for a new Business Project Manager who will secure program timing, lead, coordinate and manage the planning for each project connected to procurement and all necessary alignment at Polestar but also towards Volvo Cars and Geely group.

 

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is looking for someone who can help us obtain the best digital tools and work with our partners as the company puts out new electric cars and forges its own path as a startup company. This role will manage the timing and planning of introducing major digital procurement tools, getting the chance to adopt the latest technology that can help Polestar gain a competitive advantage in the market. At the same time, this person will have to ensure existing projects can move forward uninterrupted.

To be successful in this role you need to have an understanding not only of procurement & quality, but also how this process and digital interact throughout the OtD process. You will lead meetings with digital teams reviewing, planning activities to meet digital project gateways inline with the vehicle program gateways.

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

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure that new digital tools are implemented in a way that new vehicle programs continue on time and to gateways
  • Understanding Business Stakeholders requirements from different areas towards procurement and procurements on them.
  • Setting up working practices with internal & external depts /partners
  • Create plans outlining all activities on a timeline and set a path for implementation
  • Prepare materials for reporting to the steering committee
  • Maintaining the relationship with partners, Volvo & digital teams
  • Setting up a testing scheme and approval process for moving forward with projects
  • Overview of the plant, PLM and system architecture and timing implications
  • Review legal implications between Geely, Volvo and how this impacts PS....
  • Setup and produce training plans in-line with digital team.
  • Conduct education & training to buyers and SQM teams
  • Creating education manuals
  • Supporting the system integration of data sharing between systems
  • Support the procurement business leader
  • Support data analysis to determine capabilities, requirement setting and processes for each function
  • Determine whether Polestar can use current PS processes or adapt to SAP digital processes and align them


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 an holistic view and conceptual thinking and have an analytical with problem solving approach.

  • Academic background or equivalent experience from Engineering, Purchasing or digital
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from the automotive industry
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a project manager or business analyst
  • Experience working with Chinese colleagues is an advantage
  • Very strong knowledge of digital project management, from Product development, quality, purchasing, manufacturing & logistics
  • Very good knowledge of existing internal (Volvo Cars) system landscape within purchasing preferred.
  • Thorough understanding and good knowledge of SAP tools and products eg., Ariba and S4Hana
  • Get motivated by working in a very dynamic work environment meeting new challenges daily
  • Business and performance driven
  • High ability to establish and develop networks
  • High cross functional awareness and ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Holistic view and conceptual thinking
  • Analytical with problem solving approach

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.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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Application Developers - Polestar Digital

Come and help to build Polestar's critical digital products, platforms and services using the very latest technology.

Digital & IT
Gothenburg, Sweden
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