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

Project Buyer


Ramos Arizpe, MX, CP 25903

Country/Region:  MX

About the position

Project Buyer Actively contribute to successful program management and new product launches within Business Unit/Segment. Deliver resourcing initiatives and drive savings via VA/VE and implementation of Category strategies.

Main Contacts:

Internal: Category Buyers, Project SQD, Engineering, Program Management, Logistics

External: Supplier representatives


               Main duties and responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • 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 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.


  • Educated to degree level or relevant qualification.
  • Commercial background, attention to detail, appreciation of Global economics.
  • 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 and ERP.
  • Organization skills, ability to prioritize.
  • Project management.
  • Effective cross-cultural Communication.
  • Technical understanding or engineering background is a bonus.
  • Proactivity and drive to continuous improvement.

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 (english) and cover letter and also please share 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, Project
Application Id:  3346
Posting date::  Sep 19, 2023