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Site Purchasing Specialist

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

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 Site Purchasing Specialist 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.

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


  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred
  • Working experience of more than 3 years in required
  • Fluency in Swedish and English is required
  • Experience in working with local suppliers is preferred
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Experience with spare parts and services is a plus
  • Team player, able to influence and convince other team members and project stakeholders
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Computer literate, to include advanced Excel skills

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
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem solving abilities

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.


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