Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 830 million, the company’s 5,700 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Regional Category Buyer


Novi, US, MI 48377

Country/Region:  US

About the position

We are looking for a top-level sourcing professional to our highly skilled, dynamic, and global MEC Category Team. Your contribution will have significant impact to Kongsberg Automotive’ s bottom line result.

As a Category buyer for Turned and Machined Category in Kongsberg Automotive (KA) you are strategically and regionally responsible for your category, with an annual spend of around 17 MEUR. You will work closely with local and global  internal stake holders cross business unit and project buyers around the globe. The position is located in our office in Novi, Michigan.


You are responsible for developing and maintaining a category strategy that fulfills KAs business needs and align them cross functionally. You are responsible for the category budget and to drive the teamwork to identify cost improvement opportunities, and secure implementation.

Your focus is 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 Turned and Machined product category.

You will be the subject matter expert for Turned and Machined and will provide the organization with expert market outlook knowledge and define potential impact to the business.


Bachelor or Master’s degree

Minimum 5 years strategic purchasing experience in the automotive industry

Extensive technical knowledge and experience working with the Turned and Machined category or similar category.

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

Analytical skills

Fluent in English is a requirement, additional language is an advantage

What we offer

Application / Contact

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

The role is based in Novi, Michigan, travel will be required. Kindly submit your application as soon as possible.


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!

Keywords:  Category Buyer
Application Id:  2961
Posting date::  Mar 16, 2023