Head of Procurement Strategy & Partnership

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Head of Procurement Strategy & Partnership

As head of Procurement Strategy & Partnership, you will take global lead for procurement strategy development, planning and implementation. Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way

Let us describe the challenge we offer 

As head of Procurement Strategy & Partnership, you will take global lead for procurement strategy development, planning and implementation, with global thinking and local practice, constantly optimize the supply chain ecosystem and create new organic value. To be coordinated with regional heads, global sustainability lead and key stakeholders to strengthen strategic collaboration in the value chain, following company strategy and procurement initiatives and priorities, towards procurement 4.0. Be part of global procurement management team and report to global head of procurement.

This position is located at our HQ, in Gothenburg. 


What you'll do

The scope of work:

  • Following company's long-term strategy and procurement business needs, through in-depth research on the industry, competitors and market, formulate global procurement strategy with planning and implementation considering end to end supply chain.
  • Carry out innovative business models at the supply chain of the new energy vehicle industry (sustainability, new technology, co-creation and globalization cooperation models, etc.) through cross functional cooperation, with suppliers and partners to incubate and manage innovative business models.
  • Lead the negotiation of business collaboration, establish strategic partner relationships by reaching common understanding and mutual agreement, reduce the total cost through continuous relationship maintenance.
  • Formulate global procurement management governance, establish strategic supplier development and management system & process, including supplier evaluation and qualification, performance management and continuous improvement, alliance collaboration within the group and promote management norms.
  • Deep dive current supply chain operation and business development planning, build a digital framework of global procurement, and joint build a digital supply chain operation model in the future. Following business scenarios and corresponding business cases, formulate processe and governance, and promote the systematic implementation in combination with the capabilities of digital products and data platforms.
  • Build a common growth system with business partners, improve interoperability and cooperation in the value chain through partner meetings, strategic cooperation planning, community operations, training, seminars, etc., and improve supply chain transparency, human rights protection, product quality, sustainability, etc. among supply chain.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the formulation, management and implementation of procurement strategy
  • Promote sustainability, innovation, co-create and globalization of supply chain management
  • Be responsible for the establishment, communication, implementation and tracking of supply chain strategic projects
  • Lead strategic cooperation planning and negotiation, and coordinate the implementation with team
  • Analysis of industry, market and competitors, for effective suggestions for global supply chain improvement
  • Build and optimize the procurement eco-system continuously

Who you are

  • Education: Bachelor degree or above, MBA, major in supply chain management, business engineering management or equivalent.
  • Working experience: more than 8 years of supply chain management consulting or procurement strategic management background in the automotive industry, overseas study or working experience is preferred, both solid business analysis, business related methodology and successful first-line experience.
  • Comprehensive and professional experience in planning, procurement, logistics, inventory, production and other links in the core areas of the supply chain, with 0-1 experience in designing complex business models, operational processes and implementation of success.
  • Digital supply chain planning and implementation methodology and experience, familiar with digital concepts, development trends, tools, methods and technical paths. Be able to cooperate with product managers, data analysts and technology development teams to promote the implementation.

On a personal level you possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You have a proactive approach and good overview capability as well as detail orientation. You have high integrity and feel comfortable with operational work as well as working with strategies on all levels. You are a comfortable leader with a focus on developing and coaching others. For this position it is also essential that you have excellent intrapersonal and communication skills.

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.

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