Global Raw Materials Buyer (Ferrous and Non Ferrous)

About Autoliv:

Autoliv’s mission is to provide world class life-saving solutions for mobility and society.

Our vision of Saving More Lives provides inspiration for more than 67,000 associates in 27 countries.

One Autoliv, transparent, innovative and agile as our value are a reflection of our company’s DNA, as well as how we will succeed going forwar



About Raw Material Team in Autoliv:

Autoliv the global leader in automotive safety intends to establish a cross functional raw material management team embedded into Engineering and Supply Chain Management. The team is not only the technical decision authority for all raw material related activities in line with internal & external standards and regulations but also a key driver when it comes to VEVA cost reduction, material innovation, overseen trends and approving raw material suppliers.


Raw Material VA/VE, cost reduction by creating a solid pipeline of feasible ideas with full accountability until implementation.

  • Material innovation
  • Oversee market trends related to raw material
  • Establish demand & supply model
  • Reduce time to market for material & process innovations, accelerate process innovation cycle
  • Reduce complexity of material variants / grades used by defining the raw material roadmap, in line with 1P1P roadmap
  • Ensure global availability of materials in line with regulations standards
  • Execute and input to the segment strategy defined by global SCM teams on raw material.
  • Technical decision instance of all raw material related activities (flagging, specifications and more)

About the position of Global Raw Materials Buyer (Ferrous and Non Ferrous)

Job Summary

  • Global Raw Material Buyer with strong big data analytical background embedded into the global raw material team (ENG + SCM).
  • Visionary mindset willing to explore future materials but also to develop new sources especially in best cost countries.
  • Self-driven and motivated buyer that is used to work in a cross functional multinational environment.


  • Solid line within global material management
  • Embedded into AS115 (GPM & Product Line) work close within the cross function global material management team.
  • Oversees the global supply base for raw materials & their raw material cost level
  • Develop best in class suppliers (cost, quality, delivery)
  • Lead supplier development with SQ, especially with BCC focus on raw materials (steel, non-ferrous)
  • Identify new opportunities globally, initiate VEVA
  • Ensure raw material model is filled and maintained (index based) and communicated to key functions & divisions
  • Need to control the price levels from where the suppliers (if not directed) buy
  • Need to create leverage (joint with divisional material buyer) per applicable
  • Execute segment strategy on raw material across the different segments
  • Coordinate with divisional buyers and global functions
  • Lead global negotiations for some selected materials
  • Establish frame contracts and raw material agreements with selected suppliers
  • Maintain and develop further raw material management tools within the cross function team & supported by IT

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BA degree preferred
  • Strong IT / data knowledge needed
  • At least 5 years work experience as buyer
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work in a cross functional team
  • Good communication to internal & external stakeholders
  • Able to develop new raw material suppliers.
  • Strong capability to develop the raw material management model with IT support
  • Be able to located in American time zone


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