Group Category Manager - Digital

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Group Category Manager - Digital

In this exciting role you will lead, develop, and empower a knowledgeable team of professional buyers for indirect material – together we can reach our goal in scaling up Polestar.

Let us describe the challenge we offer

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 with minimized CO2 footprint. This will be combined with a hassle-free ownership and premium services, where all interactions and orders can be performed online. 

We have an exciting new opportunity for a leader within Procurement. In this role you will lead, develop, and empower a knowledgeable team of professional buyers for indirect material – together we can reach our goal in scaling up Polestar.

As a Category Manager for Digital, you will have the responsibility to identify internal and external stakeholders and develop strategic alliances with them, provide the team with facilities to succeed in sustainable business relations with suppliers, TCO and TVO -guidance and participate actively as a team member and represent Procurement in new business development initiatives.

The main subcategories within Digital are:

  • Software.  
  • Services
  • Hardware

Which mainly serve our Global Digital Organization structured as, Product Creation and Industrial, Commerce, Customer acquisition, data analytics, architecture and info Security ....

We believe that work-life balance is important, and of course, welcome our employees to work flexible hours and from home a couple of days per week. We believe in empowerment.

This role will report to Head of IDP, EMEA and is located at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.


What you'll do

Together with a global procurement team you will work in close collaboration with stakeholders and oversee enhancement of running business and all sourcing activities for new business development projects.

Your main tasks will include:  

  • Collaborate and be early involved with stakeholders to develop the supplier base to meet business needs
  • Co create Career Development Plan with your team and follow up the progress
  • Accountable for end-to-end deliveries of the category team including Strategy, Sourcing and contract negotiations 
  • Accountable for Category Business Plan for dedicated Commodities  
  • Coach your team for achieving sustainability goals, increased transparency & traceability, total cost of ownership (TCO), quality, on time delivery, and project objectives 
  • Support the team to negotiate commercial contracts and agreements with business partners
  • Participate in BRMs (Business Review Meetings) with key business partners and suppliers 

Establishing a new EV car brand for an exciting future , will require a lot of flexibility and creative thinking while keeping a strong integrity. You act proactively, with focus on the right thing and getting the job done. 


    Who you are

    To succeed in this role we believe that exceptional communication skills, a strong inclusive leadership and a yes-can-do approach are key notes. You will also benefit from a smart and nimble mind-set and an efficient way of working to be able to perform.

    Strong networking skills in a global environment, to build professional relationship  

    • A mature team player
    • Strong English language skills in speaking and writing   
    • Positive and passionate - nothing is impossible mind-set
    • Approx. 5 years+ procurement experience 
    • 3 years+ experience of developing and managing procurement team with direct reports, global team preferred 
    • University degree in engineering, business management or equivalent 
    • Familiar with global indirect material/ NAP supply base 

    A passion for sustainability and a determined mind to improve the society we live in will make you feel that you are in the right place together with us.

      At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar’s in a scale-up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.


      People at Polestar

      We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

      We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.


      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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