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Senior Program Manager – Product Development

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

Northvolt Systems, Northvolt’s business unit developing and manufacturing battery systems, is looking for a Senior Program Manager for its grid scale energy storage business (ESS).

Northvolt Systems has launched two years ago the development of a new energy storage system using Northvolt’s battery cells, targeting the stationary energy storage market. The primary application is to enable a faster growth of renewable energy, by providing a green and reliable solution to store energy produced by solar and wind, and contribute to Northvolt’s vision to enable the future of energy.

This product, developed in partnership with one of Northvolt’s customers, is at the forefront of the industry with high energy density, compliance with the highest safety standards and the lowest carbon footprint.


The production will begin at the end of 2022 in Northvolt’s new factory in Poland and will ramp-up to 5 GWh/ year of production by 2024.


We are looking for a talented program manager to lead the development, validation and certification activities of the product.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Activity planning and coordination
  • Governance (team’s structure and way of working, meeting cadence)
  • Monitoring of progress vs plan, and implementation of sprints when necessary
  • Quality management, including adhesion to the product development process and organization of regular design reviews
  • Budget and resource planning
  • Change management
  • Interface with the customers

You will lead a team of 50+ engineers (mechanical, thermal electrical, electronics, software), supply chain specialists, test engineers and technicians, cost engineer. You will work in duo with a Technical Lead who will be responsible to lead the engineering work.

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

  • A university degree, preferably in Engineering or Business
  • PMI certification or MBA a plus
  • Relevant experience required (i.e. directly linked to the requirements of the position/role)
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience post graduate. Has worked on several projects, ideally in similar business area: battery modules and packs, or more broadly the industrialization of new product for application in automotive or industrial machinery
  • Minimum 2 years of leadership experience
  • Working experience either in Technical Project Management, Engineering or Operations
  • Has experience in working in a multicultural environment (e.g. working in international teams, international projects etc)

Specific skills

  • Experienced in product development processes including product roadmaps, requirements traceability management (verification / validation), safety certifications
  • Working with customer-oriented projects used to being the link between the customer and Northvolt to address technical scope and issues

Personal success factors

  • A structured approach to working & problem solving
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to apply logical thinking to resolve faults and issues with appropriate corrections and measures
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Stakeholder Management and strong communication skills
  • Focus on quality and getting delivery first time right
  • Ability to guide the team in time management, and the attitude to foster a productive and passionate culture

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.

Mathieu Beunier | Contact Person

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