Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of about EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, couplings and fluid assemblies, as well as driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Category Buyer- Electronic components

Area of Responsibility:  Commodity Management of Electronic Components


Main Objectives:

Primary responsiblity for supoorting the Electronics COE and BA R&D teams to quote and source compnents for all internally and externally sources PCBA's


  • Contribute to the make or buy decision making process, providing true cosy analysis
  • Identify, purpose and manage suppliers in accordance with operational requirements, purchasing policies and objectives.
  • Ensure Suppliers meet selection, developement criteria and to develop long term continuous improvmentsupplier relationships.

Program and Projects

  • Define supplier short list to be consulted.
  • Lead the coordintation of bundling business awards globally, in conjunction with the Project Buyers.
  • Support Project Buyers to define target price, consistent with the Best landed Cost or Cost Models.

Serial Production

  • Propose budget Targets
  • Manage the agreed upon targets for quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Ensure accurate measurments, accountability and control is maintained through contract and supplier managment.


  • Cost effective security and continuation of suply, together with the continuous improvement and general management of suppliers.
  • Ensuring supplier capacity and quality requirements meet forecast.
  • Monitor and advise on market conditions which present a risk or opportunity to the company with regard to commercial, legal, quality and environmental conditions.
  • Identifying, proposing, developing, exicuting and manaing commodity cost reduction projects to meet divisional and local business requirements.
  • Monitoring sales and production requirements ensuring suppliers meet capacity and quality requirements.

Competence Profile

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a purchasing function within an automotive environment
  • Manditory relevant experience in electronics comodity.
  • BS degree -  Masters degree a plus
  • ERP / PC Experience
  • Extremely organized and able to manage numerous tasks in parallel
  • Strong communication skils - Will need to make presntations to Executive Level.
  • Global travel up to 30%



Region: Michigan
Application deadline: 31/05/2018
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Location: Novi Mi