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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Category Buyer


Mölndal, SE, 43135

Country/Region:  SE

About the position

Kongsberg Automotive is seeking a Category Buyer within our office in Mölndal, Göteborg. This role will be instrumental in achieving significant cost reductions in line with budget targets, while improving product quality and supplier service levels. As a Category buyer for Rubber parts in Kongsberg Automotive (KA) you are strategically and regionally responsible for your category.


  • Understand and support the development of Category Strategies for assigned (sub-)category within the European region.
  • Review preferred suppliers and ensure that suppliers from low-cost regions are identified where possible. Review gaps in the criteria for preferred suppliers.
  • Provide superior Supplier relationship management.
  • Prepare and submit RFQs related to new projects and current business benchmarks.
  • Support supplier negotiations and select suppliers in accordance with defined process and strategy.
  • Monitor adherence to commercial agreements, performance, and capacity of suppliers.
  • Manage tooling cost improvements, orders, and registration processes.
  • Review sourcing strategies for the assigned categories.
  • Ensure contractual coverage with our EU supplier.
  • Future growth with potential to expand to Lead Category Buyer Position within the Category Team – desire for growth and development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or Business Management.
  • Successful, multi-year (3+ years) track record in Purchasing.
  • Good SAP and ERP systems knowledge.
  • Very good Microsoft Office Package knowledge (mainly Excel, PPT).
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Production technology understanding, preferably in automotive.
  • Passion for reducing cost.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; additional languages are a plus.

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.


Kindly submit your application as soon as possible, but no later that 30th of November.


For any questions, please contact Tibor Szabo, Regional Category Manager, EMEA.


+421 911 910 117


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1620
Posting date::  Sep 29, 2021