We are looking for a new Digital Lead, who will be responsible to secure all processes and dependencies connected to procurement IDO at Polestar but also towards Volvo Cars and Geely.
Let us describe the challenge we offer
Polestar is looking for someone to create the vital processes to help a new and growing EV
company compete more effectively and deliver cutting edge products on time and on budget.
As a member of the Polestar team, you are on board for an exciting journey, where Polestar
program will continue to grow from a few products to a full range of performance products
and engineered cars. You will be a vital part of an independent and entrepreneurial
company, which will continue to work smart and nimble in tight cooperation with both parent
companies and external partners. The Polestar team is known for its competitive mindset,
prompt deliveries, kept promises, and have the motto to deliver – whatever it takes
As a Digital lead you will lead, coordinate, develop and manage process development
connected to procurement IDP and all necessary alignment both within Polestar landscape
with other depts., but also towards parent landscapes. To be successful in this role you need
to have an understanding not only of procurement & quality processes, but also how process
and digital interact throughout the OtD process. You will need to secure process activities
within Polestar and interact with internal Volvo Cars process networks as well as Global
Geely networks, and where necessary act as a representative and/or project manager for
Polestar in projects affecting procurement.
This position will give you the opportunity to be in the leading edge of electric vehicles (EV)
development and drive sustainability in the supply chain.
What you’ll do
Manage the overall process development work
Anchor and coordinate between Polestar organization and Volvo Cars
Support system changes needed from a Polestar perspective
Manage implementation/training of process improvements and new processes
Set and monitor KPI’s needed
Secure compliance to necessary legal certifications and regulations
Be an active part in the Polestar procurement team, supporting with process and
system knowledge where necessary
Review and fully document requirements for each function and solution and create
“as is” processes
Secure we can use current Polestar processes within the Digital processes and align
“to be” processes
Create and document gap analysis of business process vs digital solution
Create in/output flows to procurement from other dept systems understand data-set
To create step by step process flows with guidelines, instructions, templates &
documentation to support ISO certifications and standards.
Creating buyer guides and instruction manuals
Support project managers requirements on timing and delivery of processes towards
System ownership from IDP
Assist implementing ERP program from an IDP point of view
Who you are
To be a great fit for this role we believe that you’re a positive doer with a go-get-mindset.
You have strong social abilities, are service minded and can easily understand internal
stakeholders needs. You are flexible and what’s most important to you is to find the best
possible solution, you’ll adapt your way of working along the way. We also believe that
you’re persevering with a positive mindset – You see possibilities even in the toughest
You are Business and performance driven, have high ability to establish and develop
networks with high cross functional awareness and ability to lead cross functional teams.
You should have a holistic view and conceptual thinking and have an analytical with problem
Proven experience as a Digital lead working with procurement & quality, preferably
within automotive sector.
Strong knowledge and experienced of the Purchase to Pay process – IDP
Good knowledge of the overall landscape from Product development, quality,
procurement, manufacturing & logistics identifying the key dependencies and
Academic background or equivalent experience from Engineering, Procurement or
Minimum 5 years of experience from the automotive industry or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years of experience as a process manager or business analyst
Very good knowledge of existing internal (Volvo Cars) system landscape within
Manage internal and external organization interfaces, integrations & dependencies
Good knowledge of SAP tools and products eg., Ariba and S4Hana is an advantage
Creates process flow diagrams and mapping of business processes towards digital
To work closely with buyers and support Project managers across the digital
initiatives At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a
natural language for written and spoken communication.