Northvolt has an exciting job offer to join our passionate Supply Chain team in Skellefteå and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories. We are a diverse multinational team with strong focus on strategic sourcing and digital transformation of operational purchases.
Northvolt is establishing its first mass-production facility in Skellefteå and in joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories and aid Northvolt and our customers in the transformation to a carbon free society. When old technology is phased out and overtaken by electrification in the coming years, batteries are going to become the differentiating factor.
As the Senior Buyer you have an exciting opportunity to work across all categories. The purpose will be to purchase goods, materials, equipments and services to ensure that the companies operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. Work in close relation with strategic purchasing function to maximize efficiency. Follow up on supplier performance and suggest improvements.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Support the overall site with purchasing activities including finding the right suppliers, identifying the consolidated needs and settle suitable agreements in place
Create purchase orders for purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery target
Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
In cooperation with strategic purchasing monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
Improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures
Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
We are looking for a curious life-long learner who takes ownership, goes extra mile, never give up and is eager to collaborate.
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
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.