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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.

Project Buyer


Novi, US, MI 48377

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Kongsberg Automotive’s Purchasing team is seeking a Project Buyer for our Novi Technical Center. The right candidate will be a highly organized, goal driven person who can actively contribute to successful program management and new product launches. This role will be instrumental to deliver resourcing initiatives and drive savings via VA/VE and implementation of Category strategies.

  • Purchasing team member in the Business Unit/Segment’s NPI (New Product Introduction) projects
  • Be the main purchasing interface towards suppliers during the project, lead technical reviews with suppliers, make sure project deliverables from supplier side are met on time and within budget
  • Manage engineering changes, including commercial discussions
  • Manage prototype suppliers (including negotiation, agreements, prototype tools orders)
  • Communicate with Category team about specific supplier needs and support investigation of new supplier base when required
  • Support sales and engineering with project cost and pricing objectives in close cooperation with the Category Buyers
  • Carry out project management, planning activities and maintain reporting
  • Carry out RFQ kick offs with correct data and teams
  • Responsibility for the handover of projects to Category Buyers
  • Initiate and coordinate supplier VAVE activities, including organization of supplier days and workshops
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience in relevant field
  • 3-5 years of experience, with automotive industry experience highly desired
  • Experience in procurement and dealing with direct material into manufacturing operations
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, at all levels
  • Computer literate and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems
  • Highly organized with superb project management skills
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United Stares without the need for company sponsorship


If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application! Please attach a copy of your resume within your application and include your salary expectations and earliest availability.


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.

Step forward into your distinguished career at Kongsberg Automotive!


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