Supplier Quality Management Manager – Direct Material

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Supplier Quality Management Manager – Direct Material


We have an exciting new opportunity for leaders within Procurement. In this role you will lead, develop, and empower a knowledgeable team of professional Supplier quality managers within Direct Material Global Procurement– 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. This will be combined with a hassle-free ownership and premium services, where all interactions and orders can be performed online.

Polestar grows continuously and we are therefore searching for strong leaders to be the Supplier Quality Management Managers within the following areas:

Software & Electronics & Electric Propulsion Systems

Structure & Interior

Chassis & Exterior

The SQM Manager plays a key role to secure a sustainable supply chain. She/he will cooperate with the Polestar vehicle plant production and quality team, lead the team to discover onsite production problems, promote suppliers to solve problems, sum up lessons learned to enable continuous improvement and preventing future supplier quality problems. The SQM Manager will coach the team to analyze problems and also focus on employee training and development.

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

  • Lead the SQM team to take responsibility for solving every onsite and production problem together with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Summarize solved problems into lessons learn, perform PFMEA of every product step by step
  • Have good abilities of identifying and preventing risks, effectively control the occurrence of risks, build a precautionary SQM system
  • Arrange SQM to audit supplier production lines, attend essential suppliers’ production regular meeting, maintain open issues list
  • Assist team to professionally and efficiently complete every level of reporting of factory, quality, and company, assuring the validity of break points
  • Manage suppliers without new projects, control risks and comprehensively assist improving capacity
  • Lead and develop the SQM team and coach them to enable efficient communication with stakeholders

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.

    • Supplier quality system specialist
    • Trainer of various quality tools such as APQP/PPAP/PFMEA/Control Plan/Flow Chart/MSA/SPC/8D/etc.
    • Be familiar with products and technology of vehicle or propulsion system, electronic control, battery; specialist in multi-realms
    • Have the passion and motivation to drive the tasks and also enable lesson learned cases
    • Have affluent experience of team management, have the experience of developing supply chains from onsite to new project
    • Have the competence and experience of supporting suppliers to improve quality
    • Have outstanding teamwork spirit, serve as a juncture in R&D/Plant/ME/Procurement work mode
    • Have brilliant communication skills, have the ability of cooperating with suppliers, R&D engineering, procurement, etc.
    • Have the abilities of IT, data analysis and application, identifying gaps in suppliers’ information system, and assisting essential suppliers to perfect information system handling
    • 10 years+ relevant working experience

    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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