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Procurement Manager

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12, 2021
  • Arendal
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 12, 2021
  • Arendal

Morrow Batteries aims to develop and manufacture the most sustainable batteries in the world. Our sustainability strategy includes cell manufacturing based on 100% renewable energy and with zero-carbon footprint, minimizing carbon footprint in the whole supply chain and creating a closed loop system for recycling of battery materials.

In this context we are building a battery industrialization centre and a giga battery cell factory in the south of Norway - developing and industrializing new battery technologies. The modern facility will make it possible for Morrow to industrialize its future battery cell technologies and conduct customer qualifications. It will have world-leading technology that facilitates for production of cathode active materials and battery cells intended for qualification for the European automotive industry but also other customers from the energy storage and consumer market.

Our first factory will manufacture differentiated and high-performance battery cells based on the existing Li-ion technology platform. Morrow is also investing in R&D on more sustainable battery chemistries, including Manganese rich cell chemistries and a breakthrough Lithium-Sulphur-technology, to be at the forefront of battery technology development.

Morrow is strategically located on the “Battery Coast” in the South of Norway.

We are seeking a dedicated procurement specialist that is self-driven, competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision. The candidate will work broadly in the organization and interact with the company's business and technical departments to define procurement requirements and needs. This is a new position, which allows you to shape and develop your role, but also requires that you be structured and thorough. To do so, the ideal candidate must be self-motivated and trustworthy. The procurement manager will be based in the Company’s office in Arendal on the South Coast of Norway.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Review and negotiate the key contracts and agreements for battery materials and components, as well as service contracts, etc.
  • Establish contract strategies, market assessments, prequalification, etc. and prepare invitations to tenders/enquiry documents
  • Development, implementation, and improvement of procurement processes; procedures, best practices, methods, and tools
  • Evaluate, negotiate, and award contracts
  • Administrate and follow-up on contracts and supplier performance
  • Follow-up contract execution, including milestone payments, claims, etc.
  • Develop a cost roadmap combining lessons learnt from past projects, benchmarking, and future forecasts to ensure effective pricing and structure of new procurement projects
  • Support and interact with the R&D, industrialization, and manufacturing teams with your procurement process knowledge
  • Be actively involved in company initiatives related to battery material and component procurement
  • Proactively build and maintain your up-to-date knowledge of the battery value chain, and battery materials/components

Work with great people

NINA HUNSAGER FRAMÅS
Program Director
"At Morrow I am given this unique opportunity to be part of building an organization within a new, green industry in Norway"
STEPHEN JOHN SAYFRITZ
VP Battery Materials
"At Morrow I get to be part of building a sustainable European battery value chain, centered on low CO2 emission cell production in Arendal"
KATARZYNA ŁUKASZUK
Senior Innovation Manager
"I want the world that we live in to be a cleaner place powered by innovative green technology. Morrow gives me the opportunity to use my creative and insightful nature to help fulfill this mission"
HENNING KALAND
Research Scientist
"What really motivates me about Morrow is that I can work at the forefront of battery technology and actually realize a greener future – together with great colleagues"

Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Master's or bachelor’s degree in Legal, Business, Financial, Engineering and or other relevant disciplines such as Industrial or Chemical.
  • Minimum 5 years of procurement experience, ideally in the battery, process, chemical or related industries.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of procurement strategies and execution
  • Good business acumen with an understanding of financial risk and opportunity
  • High level of integrity

Possess strong analytical capabilities

  • Fluent English is a must. Additional languages are a plus
  • Have a proactive and pragmatic approach to solving challenges
  • Be self-driven with the ability to perform well both individually and in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Be flexible to work across time zones
  • Possess good planning and organisational skills, with attention to detail

We believe in flexible work hours and a good work-life balance, and while we love to get results, it is incredibly important for us to have happy team members. Our team is driven, hardworking, creative, and responsible, with a love for inspiring each other to grow and learn.

Great Place to Work

  • Have fun and learn fast

  • Constructive feedback and challenge

  • High level of trust

  • High-performing teamwork

  • Critical thinking

  • Global vision

About the company

Join our mission and help us accelerate the green energy transition

To solve the climate crisis, we need to accelerate the green energy transition. Batteries are critical for making that happen. Our mission is to make the most sustainable, innovative, and affordable batteries in the world.

Working in Morrow’s distinctly entrepreneurial environment will undoubtedly move your career forward. We are seeking committed, talented, and ambitious colleagues that are passionate about green energy.

We will be looking forward to receiving your application.

OUR VALUESMorrow Batteries is guided by strong shared values

-We are passionate & positive

-We are purpose-driven

-We value trust, respect & teaming

-We focus on quality, safety and efficiency

-We think implementation & execution

Elisabeth Meidel | Contact Person

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