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 906 million, the company’s 5,500 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

Category Buyer for Professional Services


Pruszkow, PL, 05-800 Mölndal, SE, 43135

Country/Region:  PL

About the position

We are currently looking for an experienced Category Buyer Professional Services (f/m/x) within the Corporate Purchasing Organization. This position will be based in Warsaw (Poland) or Mölndal (Sweden).


In this role you will be part of our Global Indirect Purchasing team and play a key role in improving our productivity, overall business and optimize the purchasing of services related to our operations for the category Professional Services.  You will have the global responsibility for purchase of Professional Services together with operational purchasing responsibility for complex projects. The role presents a unique opportunity to upskill our organization in the area of Professional Services by applying your knowledge of best-in-class purchasing practices in the category.

You will be actively engaging and leading global and regional contract negotiations, communicating and cooperating with our suppliers and stakeholders. Other activities include development and implementation of category strategies, identify saving opportunities and to develop your sub-categories. Operational purchasing comes as an inherent part of the role.

Specific objectives of the role are:

  • Actively manage category spend and drive the cross functional team to identify cost improvement opportunities, and secure implementation.
  • Find, implement, and manage preferred suppliers in accordance with business needs.
  • Execute complex sourcing projects that requires specification development, TCO modelling and senior stakeholder alignments


The position will be part of the Services purchasing team and reports to Global Purchasing Manager for Services.


To be successful in this position, the candidate should have a (Bachelor or Master) degree and have several years experience and expertise in working with purchasing of Professional Services category. Additionally, we would like to see:

  • Strong communication skills and business mind-set.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating agreements with Services suppliers.
  • A proactive, goal-oriented and cross-functional approach.
  • Strong analytical and technical understanding.
  • High degree of personal integrity and confidence.
  • Experienced in stakeholder management and motivated to lead global as well as regional negotiations with our suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Flexible and comfortable in a rapidly changing and demanding matrix organization.
  • Being fluent in the English language is a must. Other languages such as German are beneficial.

What we offer

  • Work in a dynamic and developing company with endless opportunities.
  • Opportunity to contribute to development of processes and tools for an evolving indirect purchasing organization.
  • Challenges and opportunities to implement your own ideas and professional development within the category.
  • Opportunity to improve skills and expand own and organization’s competences.

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.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


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!

Keywords:  Buyer, Category Buyer, Zakupy
Application Id:  3223
Posting date::  Sep 16, 2023