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Category Purchasing Specialist/Manager - Material Handling

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer in the Equipment & Indirect Purchasing Team!

Northvolt Purchasing is a central procurement function serving all entities of Northvolt with strategic and operational aspects of the supply chain.

As the Category Purchasing Specialist, you will be in charge to define the strategy for our Material Handling Category together with a cross-functional team. You will manage equipment projects across all main Northvolt programmes for all Material Handling scope.

You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and see the immediate results of your work. Your work is directly supporting our goal towards a carbon free future!


In your previous professional work you have collected experience preferable in Investment Purchasing but also first experience working with Material Handling or related categories. You will work in a multi-cultural environment with suppliers and colleagues from all over the world. The work environment requires an enthusiastic problem solver that is adapting flexible to different situations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and Execute the sourcing strategy for Northvolt's Material Handling Projects as well as running the sourcing process
  • Lead the negotiation about the price and the contractual setup within your category
  • You will manage the supplier base for the category, be a key point of contact towards strategic vendors, managing the long-term relationship and the performance of our supply chain.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders from different functional areas, considering each group’s interest, while making unbiased sourcing decision based on the concept of the total cost
  • Maintain knowledge of market and industry trends within area of expertise and communicate the potential impact on business.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree with preferred focus on Sourcing & Logistics or Engineering, and/or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3 years of Experience in Purchasing
  • Experience in working with Material Handling either in a Purchasing or Engineering position
  • Experience in working within a Multi-Cultural Environment
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Team player, able to influence and convince other team members and project stakeholders
  • Fluency in English is required / other language skills are a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organized and has an eye for detail
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
  • Can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Jannis Wiegers | Contact Person

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