1 Mar 2022 kl: 00:00

Autoliv Sverige AB - Vårgårda

Vårgårda Ekonom

Advanced Buyer

Advanced Buyer

Do you have strong collaboration skills, a high technical interest and want to be part of a cross-functional team that save lives?

Do you want to save lives? At Autoliv, we believe that no one should have to be seriously injured or lose their life in a traffic accident. Every day we strive for this conviction by developing and manufacturing innovative products of superior quality. Because when people can feel safe while they are traveling, they can also live life to the fullest. We believe in cooperation and therefore we work closely with our customers and suppliers. Our teams are cross-functional and work according to agile principles in a global context.

We are currently searching for an Advanced Buyer to our advanced purchasing team.

About role

As Advanced Buyer you are responsible for identifying and manage supplier and partner involvement in Advanced development phases for increased level of innovation and design optimized for quality, product cost and efficient supply chain solutions. You will focus on new functions and components that represent a technology challenge or high level of innovation.

Your main responsibilities as Advanced Buyer:

  • Responsible Buyer in advanced engineering studies and development projects for mobility safety and core areas.
    Scout key suppliers and partners for collaborations on new technologies and innovations, supporting our technology road map and supply chain strategy.
  • Manage supplier involvement in concept development phases including contract management, technical feasibility assessment, early cost estimates and RFQs.
  • Coordinate the supply chain activities and key competences such as supplier quality, cost engineers, segment buyers and logistics to support the development activities.
  • Support and actively contribute to the advanced development work. Ensuring strong collaboration with the global development teams and key suppliers.
  • Support first market launch of new developments and innovations.

In your assignment as Advanced Buyer you report to the Global Supply Chain Management organization for Innovation.

Travels will be required on demand

About you

The position requires a master or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related area, a high level of technical background as well as a broad experience from the purchasing and supply chain area.

You have leadership and communication skills to work in a global context and a strong ability to collaborate, both in cross-functional projects and with key stakeholder in our global supply chain organization such as segment buyers and cost improvement teams. You have a good technical knowledge, contract and risk management competencies as well as a strong business mindset.

To succeed in this position, you are openminded with a creativity and curiosity to explore and benchmark new technologies and new ideas for innovation. With an ability to structure and organize your work you will successfully manage both strategical and operational perspectives to achieve our goals. You take overall responsibility for your work and ensure the involvement of key competencies when required. Furthermore, you think it is fun to navigate in an area where all the structures are not yet set, and you appreciate the collaboration with your colleagues to together form effective and successful working concepts.

The role requires that you can communicate freely in English in speech and writing, and that you have a well-developed communicative ability.

Our offer

You will be part of a successful and exciting global company with good development opportunities. We offer technical career development and the opportunity to work in cross-functional agile project teams with exciting and innovative products in a global context.

Practical information

Place of Work: Vårgårda

Scope: Full-time, part-time

Employment type: Permanent or fixed

Start date: According to agreement


Pontus Hellaker

Advanced Purchasing Manager

+46 733 614210

Collective agreement

We have collective agreement with Sveriges Ingenjörer/Unionen/Ledarna and IF Metall. Union representatives can be reach via the company switchboard, + 46 322 62 62 00.


Welcome with your application no later than 2022-03-30 in the form of a CV and personal letter. As part of the recruitment process, candidates who go further will need to prove their CV with a copy of diploma, certificate / grade.

Function: Purchasing & Logistics

Platser: Autoliv Sverige AB – ALS

Distansarbete Hybrid Remote

About us

Being the world’s leading automotive safety supplier requires brave decisions, innovation, a focus on technology and customers – and people with a passion for saving lives.

Autoliv’s vision of Saving More Lives guides our daily work. Life can change in a fraction of a second – and we have developed automotive safety systems with that moment in mind for over six decades. Each year, our products save more than 30,000 lives, products that must operate perfectly in milliseconds.

We have 65 000 employees in 27 countries. Our mission is to provide world class life saving solutions for mobility and society. We develop, manufacture and sell safety systems for automotive such as airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels and pedestrian protection systems for today and tomorrows vehicles. With a high level of competence we work to create safety for road users, quality for our customers, trust and security for our employees, stability and growth for our shareholders, as well as sustainable methods and working methods.

In Sweden we host the company´s Global Innovation Center, located in Vargarda. Our focus in on developing new and existing products, both in our core areas such as airbags and seatbelts but also in the Mobility Safety Solutions area. We do this in cross functional teams and in close cooperation with Research who is also located on site. We have unique testing and prototype facilities.

In Vargarda we also produce inflators and special products such as hood lifters and child seats. In total we have approx. 400 employees.