Postat: 2018-01-12

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Bransch: Bilindustri

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Plastal is looking for a Senior Purchaser to their headquarter in Gothenburg

Plastal is your full-service partner for automotive thermoplastics, offering injection molding, painting, assembly and logistics. With four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, we deliver cost-effective, advanced plastic solutions from design to finish. Plastal will offer complete plastics solutions through our commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and our core values: Respect, Development and Responsibility. At our plant in Gothenburg we deliver more than 200.000 car sets yearly towards Volvo Cars and have several exiting new products on the way.


The role

Plastal is in an exciting phase of growth and is now looking for a Senior Purchaser - Production Material. In this position you will play an important part in the new projects which means interactions with all production plants, sales as well as engineering. We are looking for someone who is proactive gaining a good insight in the market development within raw material to be able to source, negotiate and close agreements with the right suppliers.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Raw material, primarily granulate and paint for plastic components
  • In close cooperation with the engineering, project and production organizations, make sure that new suppliers are evaluated to secure production performance.
  • In consultation with the Director Purchasing, develop the purchasing strategy for your area of responsibility.
  • Source, arrange meetings and perform negotiations with suppliers.
  • Drive cost reduction activities
  • Approve prices and price changes according to purchasing targets and budget.
  • Analyze world market prices for relevant raw materials.


Your profile

We are looking for a person who is business driven and target oriented. Communication is key in this role since you will be the link between client need, engineering, development and production as well as the suppliers. This means you will interact with many stakeholders both internally and externally all with the aim to secure performance. Furthermore, to be successful in this role you are highly professional in negotiation situations. Also you take full responsibility for your area of responsibility and drives it proactively.


  • University degree within Business or Engineering
  • +5 years of experience from purchasing within similar industries, automotive is a merit
  • Experience of working in an international production
  • Great negotiation skills



If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, you are welcome to contact Fredrik Ålund, Researcher, at


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