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


Ramos Arizpe, MX, CP 25903

Country/Region:  MX

About the position

Are you interested in widening your skills and experience globally? Do you have experience in purchasing and want to embark on this interesting journey? If yes, we look forward to your application and getting to know you.

We are looking for a Category Buyer who is proactive and experienced in managing their assigned supplier and project relationships.

This position will be based in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico).


As part of our Global Category Purchasing team, you will be responsible for:

  • Mapping future needs and leverage KA (Kongsberg Automotive) spend to maximize benefit for KA.
  • Establishing a base of preferred suppliers and develop and implement sourcing strategies
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Capturing savings thru benchmark, sourcing/RFQs activities
  • Leading supplier negotiations and selecting suppliers in accordance with defined process & strategy
  • Monitoring adherence to commercial agreements, performance, and capacity of suppliers

Examples of Direct Material Categories: Metal parts and raw materials, Mechatronics and Plastic & Rubber.

Examples of Indirect Material/Services Categories: Professional Services, Machines, Maintenance/Repair.


  • Bachelor’s/master's degree in engineering, Economics and/or Business Management.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in Purchasing role (Preferably with Automotive or Industrial Background).
  • Strong negotiation and supplier/stakeholder management skills.
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Passion for identifying cost reduction/optimization possibilities and implementing them.
  • Business fluent in English, technical language (written & spoken).
  • Comfortable using Excel.
  • Available to travel time-to-time for supplier visits or related events.


What we Offer?

  • Work in a global and diverse company with endless opportunities.
  • Opportunity to contribute to development of processes for an evolving purchasing team.
  • Learning & development opportunities with KA Learning Lab
  • Opportunity to improve skills and expand own and organization’s competencies.
  • Hybrid working setup.

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, and also share with us by email to: rh.kara@ka-group.com

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:  Purchasing, Buyer
Application Id:  3412
Posting date::  Feb 17, 2024