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 Kongsberg, with revenues of over EUR 885 million, the company’s 5,300 employees are spread over 17 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Purchasing Category Manager


Warsaw, PL, 02-273

Country/Region:  PL

About the position

We are looking for a Purchasing Category Manager whose main objective is to achieve significant cost reductions in line with budget targets, while maintaining/ improving product quality and supplier service levels. This position will be based in Warsaw, Poland.


  • Lead the team of category buyers in the region / globally
  • Ensure personal objectives for the team that are in line with the overall targets defined for the Purchasing function and KA
  • Map future needs and leverage KA spend
  • Develop and propose Category Strategy for assigned (sub-)category and region
  • Capture savings
  • Implement sourcing strategies for the categories
  • Prepare and submit RFQs (based on input from Project Buyers related to NPI projects)
  • Lead supplier negotiations and select suppliers
  • Monitor adherence to commercial agreements, performance and capacity of suppliers
  • Perform PPV-/ Non PPV reporting for area of responsibility
  • Manage Supplier Feasibility Evaluation


  • Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in Engineering and/or Business Management
  • Successful, multi-year track record in Purchasing
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Production technology understanding, specifically in automotive 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for reducing cost
  • Excellent in technical English language, written and spoken.


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.
  • Opportunity to improve skills and expand own and organization’s competencies.
  • Learning & development opportunities with KA Learning Lab
  • Set of benefits available: MultiSport card, Medicover, social benefits
  • 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.

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 Manager, Category Purchasing, Automotiv
Application Id:  3681
Posting date::  Jul 12, 2024