Senior Manager Global Cost Engineering – Direct Material Procurement


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Senior Manager Global Cost Engineering – Direct Material Procurement

We are now looking for a Senior Manager for Global Cost Engineering as a member of Polestar global purchasing organization.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

We are Polestar. An electric performance brand, focused on uncompromised car design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition, guiding our industry forward. At Polestar purchasing, you are part of a global team with the mission to source and develop suppliers that drive for world-class electrified cars with innovative, customer focused services and offers.

We are now looking for a Senior Manager for Global Cost Engineering as a member of Polestar global purchasing organization. This role will work closely with the global team to ensure procurement deliverables. This role will work in close collaboration with Polestar purchasing and R&D and the main responsibilities will be to support to achieve cost optimized design solutions and competitive cost throughout vehicle life cycle including advanced engineering, actively providing fact-based input and negotiation support to reach best value for the company.

This role will report to Head of Direct Material and is located either at our HQ in Gothenburg-Sweden or in Coventry-UK or in Shanghai-China.

What you'll do

  • Plan and perform the main tasks according to program plan when applicable
  • Provide full support to global CE organization to drive efficiency and to set up collaboration with global mindset
  • To participate in senior level meetings to ensure global CE presence when it is necessary
  • Provide cost estimation based on “state of the art” on material, machines and process technology
  • Deliver cost benchmark analysis on vehicle level as well as system and component level
  • Deliver cost targets on sub-system level at PS gate in new programs
  • Support R&D for cost competitiveness when evaluating and selecting technical concepts
  • Deliver cost estimation to target evaluation
  • Deliver should cost estimation and fact-base negotiation arguments to new sourcing contracts and changes versus contracts
  • Actively support global DM category teams in fact-base negotiations in order to meet the right cost level
  • Deliver benchmark cost and delta analysis for raw material fluctuation
  • Act as a member of cost reduction teams. Deliver cost estimation on parts in running production and on new ideas
  • Act as cost specialist in competitor analysis
  • Perform tasks in line with CE guidelines to secure lean operation with stable quality and transparency
  • Coach the team, empower them and support them to reach their professional and personal goals
  • Create career development plans with your team and follow up on the progress
  • Inspire others to make the world a better place

Who you are

To succeed in this role, we believe that you have exceptional communication skills, a strong inclusive leadership and a yes-can-do approach.

  • University degree in engineering, business management or equivalent
  • More than 10 years working experiences in cost estimation, manufacturing, tooling, production area in well-known OEM or tier 1 supplier or tooling company
  • Good knowledge of a wide range of commodities to provide team with sufficient business support when it is necessary
  • Excellent database gathering skills are needed such as machine rate, raw material rate, labour rate, etc.
  • Global purchasing mindset is required
  • Familiar with tooling structure and manufacturing
  • Have fact-base negotiation and cost analysis skills
  • Positive and passionate, nothing is impossible mindset, great team player
  • Experiences working in global environment is a plus.

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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