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The Vice President of Global Indirect Purchasing will lead and guide the organization towards agreed targets in the indirect purchasing, by establishing best practice process, tools and “way of working” and take accountability on execution of sourcing initiatives within indirect material and services.  The objective of the role is to minimize overall purchasing costs and consumption when applicable, without compromising quality or reliability of supply. The global purchasing strategy of Autoliv ensure that there are clear strategic objectives to be implemented. The overall performance and operating efficiency in the organization will be the base for establishing purchasing budgets, work according to policies, systems and procedures that will help to achieve these strategic objectives. Identify, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities to reduce purchasing costs by improving the organization’s buying patterns and supply channels.  Evaluate, negotiate and manage the most complex or strategically important supplier relationships to secure terms that are in the organization’s best interest. Create, lead and develop a team of managers and other professionals to ensure that purchasing activities in Indirect Purchasing meet the established global purchasing targets and standards within Autoliv.


Reporting direct to the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Autoliv Inc. The VP of Indirect Purchasing will be a key member of the global purchasing management team in Autoliv Inc.

.       Maintain and consolidate the Preferred Supply Base that is capable of providing Autoliv with the supplies needed on competitive terms and conditions at the required quality level within the indirect purchasing area;

.       Driving the Supply Base Performance for continuous improvement of the competitiveness, cost, efficiency , quality and service;

.       Ensuring that the Supply Base Development will focus on  optimization with regard to quality, cost and reducing supply risk;

.       Establishing best practice measurement methods within the indirect purchasing area;   

.       Reaching an agreed annual savings cost reduction;

.       Provide clear direction for the continuous search of cost reduction and pursuit of technical & process improvement activities;

.       Managing budgets, financial control and business performance reports as required by corporate purchasing;

.       Will have been responsible for a spend of approximately 1,8 BUSD

Ideal Candidate:

·       At least 15 years working experience within purchasing area of which at least half of the period within indirect purchasing;

·       At least 5 years in a senior management position in multi-national manufacturing environment;

·       Proven track record of establishing best practice purchasing and sourcing processes and procedures;

·       Proven track record of successfully leading sourcing programs;

·       Strong capabilities in the area of stake holder management on senior management level;

·       Excellent in written and spoken English.

·       Ability to execute and navigate in an unstructured environment that is rapidly growing and changing.;

·       Strong business focused personality;

·       Professional integrity

Behavioral Competencies:

·       Well-rounded with strong business acumen.

·       Strong in stake holder management.

·       High commitment to achieving targets.

·       Strong leadership ability with good inter-personal skills.

·       Result-oriented with hands-on approach.

·       Strong project implementation abilities.

.       Capacity to deal with diverse cultural issues in a global organization.

.       Strong analytical skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

.       Perseverance and commitment to professionalism.

.       High ethical standards.



Location: Preferably Sweden, AHO or Vargarda


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Autoliv Inc
111 20 Stockholm Directions

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