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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.

Global Category Buyer


Novi, US, MI 48377

Country/Region:  US

About the position

We are looking for a top-level sourcing professional to join our highly skilled, dynamic, and global EAE Category Team. Your contribution will have significant impact to Kongsberg Automotive’ s bottom line result. The position is located in our office in Novi, Michigan.


As a Global Category Buyer for Electronics & Electrical in Kongsberg Automotive (KA) this role is strategically and globally responsible for the category, with an annual spend of around 150 MEUR. You will work closely with our category buyers and project buyers around the globe.

  • The Global Cagteory Buyer is responsible for developing and maintaining a category strategy that fulfills KAs business needs and align them cross functionally. You will be responsible for the category budget and to drive the teamwork to identify cost improvement opportunities, and secure implementation. 
  • Your focus will be to find, implement, and manage preferred suppliers in accordance with business needs, and KA supplier requirements. You will make sure that KA has a supplier base that is capable to support KA’s growth plans in terms of innovation, footprint, cost, and capacity expansion. Negotiations will be a major part of your role as overall responsible for the commercial results and cost savings target for the Electronics & Electrical category.
  • You will be the subject matter expert for Electronics & Electrical category and will provide the organization with expert market outlook knowledge and define potential impact to the business. 


  • Educaton: Bachelor or Master’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years strategic purchasing experience in the automotive industry
  • Experience from dealing with Electronics & Electrical categories
  • Business acumen and commercial mindset
  • Demonstrated skills to plan and execute high level negotiations with excellent results.
  • Ability to develop strong business relationships and strategic alliances, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, with an ability to convince and influence stakeholders.
  • Outgoing and committed team player with a strong commercial drive 
  • Flexible and comfortable in a rapidly changing and demanding organization
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Fluency in English is a requirement, additional languages are an advantage

Application / Contact

If this description sounds interesting and like the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Kongsberg Automotive considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classifications protected by law.

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:  1453
Posting date::  Oct 1, 2021