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Senior Compliance Specialist - Trade / Customs / Duties / Insurances

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +4 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +4 more

Northvolt‘s journey started in Västerås, Sweden with Northvolt Labs, a prototyping factory already in operation. The first phase of giga-factory - Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå is about to start manufacturing, while further expansion project has already kicked off. In Poland we have just broken ground on which a new Northvolt Systems assembly plan will be constructed. In joining us you will play an important part from the very start, building the landscape of first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play a significant role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

We have an awesome job offer for a Senior Compliance Specialist, to join our excellent and passionate team in Stockholm. In this role you will work across the entire Northvolt business unit landscape and assist the organisation with your expertise in the field of compliance. You will play pivotal role in Northvolt’s successful growth in Sweden, Poland and beyond.

Your primary assignment will be to secure that all of Northvolt activities on international markets are conducted by the book. We buy, sell and consign materials across the world, including between 3rd countries. Many of these materials are of strategic nature and are subject to special regulation. Together with the compliance team, you would know what is what and ensure all transactions to run smoothly.
Additionally it is important for the compliance team to have their eyes and ears open on any duty exemption opportunities that may appear in a rapidly growing industry, relatively new for Europe


In broad terms and without going into too much detail, Team Planning and Logistics looks after everything that moves or needs to be stored. Before it does, we also need to do quite a bit of planning, but that's a separate story.

Our job is:

  • to support Northvolt’s mission, growth and expansion with quality planning and logistics design
  • to build a scalable operational and organisational framework, within which Northvolt units execute and
  • to enable a sustainable, resilient and efficient supply chain


First and foremost - you love this stuff. Interaction with authorities is natural to you and you do not shy away from picking up a phone to give customs a ring.

Secondly, reading and understanding regulation feels fun. You know how to translate paragraphs that even lawyers get lost in, into specific actions and address them in a pragmatic, sensible way. You do not only see black and white, but have a good feel on how to navigate then regulatory maze.

Trade compliance function is a very important support role and so by definition you are very service minded and people oriented person.

Lastly, even though your English, Swedish, German or Polish might be good, your favourite language is INCOTERMS.

Ideally, you have had a chance to experience all of the above in an environment of very quick growth, where not always are you in possession of all the information you'd wish for and where data at hand may be incomplete.

At Northvolt, we grow like hell. Having shipped only parcels just 3 years ago, we will very soon move tens of thousands of container loads per annum, across various geographies.

It's pretty amazing, right?

Together with the Team and in liaison with Northvolt stakeholders in your job you will:

  • secure Northvolt trade and customs compliance
    • apply, maintain, and monitor all relevant customs authorisations
    • maintain AEO standard for all Northvolt legal entities
    • correctly HS-classify all products
    • advise on how to build Northvolt legal entity set-up from trade compliance point of view
    • secure compliance with customs valuation rules
    • make rule of origin analyses
    • participate in classifying items according to dual use regulations
    • secure compliance with trade sanctions
  • select, manage and audit customs brokers
  • draft and develop all necessary Standard Operational Procedures
  • co-execute customs operations
    • prepare Power of Attorney docs when applicable
    • perform document control and self-audits
    • support cross-trade shipments
  • propose changes and improvements to Northvolt trade compliance landscape
  • be the main contact for Cargo Insurance related issue
    • provide input to Legal / Insurance team require for insurance procurement process
    • prepare Notices of Claim and pursue claims with LSPs/insurance companies
    • raise organisations awareness and train your colleagues in trade compliance topics - especially in INCOTERMS

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree in supply chain, law, logistics or business has probably set you on a good course, but we will not frown, if you chose to study something else. Many of us have
  • You have significant and documented experience in trade compliance, international customs and foreign trade regulations, requirements and connected legislation from a business with a global footprint (procedures, regulation, valuation, preference programs/free trade agreements, classification and rules at origin)
  • It'd be super beneficial if you had the experience of building things from scratch - where to start off processes were not in place and compliance was poor
  • You take responsibility and feel ownership over your areas of expertise
  • You can explain fairly complex things to a child
  • You love diversity. We are 100+ nationalities at Northvolt!
  • Your English is superb. Speaking Swedish and/or Polish and/or German is quite necessary too, as interaction with local authorities will be a big part of your life

Skills and Abilities

  • Passion!
  • Creativity
  • Ability to lead projects and people
  • A can-do attitude!
  • Problem-solving entrepreneurial attitude thriving in a dynamic environment where no day is like the other
  • We really mean all this!

Qualities that we cherish are friendliness, openness, flexibility, sense of quality, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humour.

The person we are looking for is cheerful, positive, curious, creative and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Planning and Logistics function is of massive importance in the Supply Chain Organisation and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary, reporting to Senior Director - Planning and Logistics

Planned starting date: yesterday, but if we love you, we will wait.

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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