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Product Director ESS

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022
  • Stockholm

The move towards renewable energy sources is forcing an unprecedented transformation of global power systems. Stationary Battery Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are projected to play a vital role in supporting this transformation. Northvolt aims to become the leading partner of the ESS industry and set new benchmarks for connectivity, sustainable sourcing, and CO2 footprint.

As a Product Director in Northvolt’s ESS Business Area you play a key role in enabling the company’s success in the ESS market. You will be responsible for developing and owning Northvolt’s portfolio and roadmap of next generation ESS products from the initial strategic, technical, and commercial concept studies through industrialization and production. As the portfolio matures, you will be responsible for hiring dedicated product managers to lead cross-functional teams through the development and production phases.

Key responsibilities include

  • Being the “CEO” of the next generation ESS product line including full P&L responsibility
  • Externally support customer dialogues and collaborate with our customers’ commercial and technical experts to deeply understand requirements, opportunities, and trade-offs
  • Collecting and making sense of new research findings as well as competitive intelligence
  • Balance technical product roadmaps, production costs, performance, and lifetime trade-offs together with engineering and other internal stakeholders
  • Target market opportunities, translate these into a competitive product strategy and align with research & development, industrialization, production, sourcing, connectivity and other teams and processes
  • Continuously evaluate and further develop the ESS product and services portfolio, involved in market activities, industry meetings and conferences while driving internal forums and more

We believe that you have a background in battery systems product development, product management, project management and/or systems engineering. You have experience from leading cross-functional teams and building trust with internal and external stakeholders.

You bring technical understanding as well as strategic thinking and business acumen. You are passionate about continuously learning, setting targets, and working hard to reach them.

The position is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with occasional travel to customers, suppliers, and partners in Sweden, Europe, and the US. You will report to the Director of ESS Business Area within the Northvolt Systems division.

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

We believe that you have:

  • MSc or equivalent engineering degree
  • 8-10 years of experience from roles in battery systems product development & management, including 4+ year in leadership roles
  • Relevant technical experience from the battery industry is a requirement
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
  • Successful history of working with both technical teams as well as senior management and purchasing
  • Start-up and growth company experience is an advantage

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Since we are today over a hundred different nationalities in the company, we see that you have experience from working in a multi-cultural environment
  • We think that you have plenty of grit, a sense of humor and a curious mind
  • Here you will find friendly, passionated & purpose driven colleagues, and we want more of that

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.

Wilhelm Löwenhielm | Contact Person

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