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.

Product Buyer


Kongsberg Automotive, and the business unit Off HighWay, is a major supplier of Steering Columns, Displays, Pedals and Hand Control Units. An opportunity has now arisen within our Purchasing Team in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the position of Product Buyer.

Role description

The position of Product Buyer is a crucial role in Kongsberg Automotive. Your focus is to identify, propose and manage suppliers in accordance with product requirements, purchasing policies and objectives in line with KA strategy and targets. You will be responsible for identifying resourcing cases and for supporting implementation of approved cases in a timely manner. Negotiating with suppliers, supporting logistics in delivery disruptions and handling technical changes from a purchasing viewpoint are also essential.

You will also be the link to the plants for communicating and distributing plant annual purchasing budget and its updates for rolling forecasts.

Some key deliverables:

  • identify cost-reduction opportunities in existing production and implement these opportunities
  • improve net working capital by increase of payment terms and supply chain optimization
  • support supplier quality PPM reduction
  • report monthly purchasing results
  • participate in Lean and VAVE activities and be Purchasing’s member in PIP team
  • handle Purchasing administration in ERP, including managing/issuing PO’s
  • strategic responsibility for local categories.

This is a challenging position at an ambitious international organization with excellent career possibilities. You will have the opportunity to grow with the task and to assume greater responsibility within the organization.

Candidate profile

We are looking for you with 2-3 years of experience of procurement of direct material. Hopefully, you have a background in the automotive industry and are used to work with people around the world. We believe that you have good knowledge in Microsoft Office and an ERP system, perhaps SAP. Fluent in English, verbal and written, is a requirement.

As a person, you are result driven and enjoy challenges. Your strong communication and negotiation skills make it easy for you to create long lasting relations with both internal colleagues and external suppliers. We see that you have a problem solving approach with a strong “can do” attitude and follow through on actions taken.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Vladimir Egert, Vice President Purchasing – Specialty Products
Email: Vladimir.egert@ka-group.com
Mobile: +46 (0)72 5368 174 

Welcome with you application before May 27, 2018 by registering your CV and cover letter via the link below.  

Application deadline: 27/05/2018
Location: Gothenburg