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Director of Business & Project Control - Expansion

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more

Establishing a Gigafactory is not for everyone. Yet this is something Northvolt will undertake multiple times in the current decade. In such an daunting challenge, which involves investing billions of USD, top-notch engineers is not enough - we also need the very best senior finance leaders.

Within Northvolt, we have organized the planning and building of future factories into a Business unit aptly named Expansion. The business unit encompass the cutting edge of our construction, design and supply chain resources, and is led by our COO and co-founder Paolo Cerruti.

Following an internal promotion, the vital position as Director of Business & Project Control for Expansion is up for grabs. In this role you will:

  • Join Paolos management team for the Business unit, bringing a finance perspective to the full range of topics
  • Lead a team of colleagues in analysis & program planning
  • Drive early stage finance workstreams for the establishment of future factories, and maintain a clear-eyed view on factors driving profitability
  • Team-up with our technical Blueprint team in a relentless pursuit of improved performance from a environmental, operational and capital efficiency perspective
  • Develop project steering models, safe-guarding project delivery track towards financial targets
  • Engage with colleagues and senior managers in all parts of Northvolt including for example Strategy, R&D and Sustainability
  • Work closely with the Business Control and Finance community, both in sharing insights and in setting priorities and routines

In this role you will work side-by-side with some of Europe's boldest entrepreneurs, and you will gain an unrivalled understanding of the economics underpinning a key part of the energy transition. Your tasks are group-wide; the factory footprint and supply chains increasingly global.

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

In order to succeed in this role we believe you have:

  • 5+ years experience in Senior Finance positions. Perhaps you have tried, or are approaching, CFO-like roles
  • Deep sector-specific knowledge in construction, manufacturing or adjacent industries
  • Good understanding of funding schemes is meriting, e.g. from experience in Project Financing, Investment Banking or Private equity
  • Confidence and ability to build strong and challenging working relations with Commercial and Technical teams
  • Experience of leading cross-functional project teams working on major undertakings
  • Relevant degree in Finance or Engineering from a leading university
  • Curious, technically minded with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish language skills is a plus but not a requirement
  • Personal qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour

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.


Christer Johansson | Contact Person

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