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Director of HR Germany

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

We are looking for a great Director of HR/Talent to join us bringing Northvolt to Germany. The role is based in Hamburg with an outreach to our planned gigafactory in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein. By joining us, you will be at the forefront of building a new company from scratch, growing Northvolt’s footprint in Germany and contribute to building one of the largest European battery factories.

The Director of HR/Talent will lead the people side of the German establishment. You will be setting and executing on the local people strategy and lead the local operations related to HR, training & workplace. Your mission is to ensure we successfully combine continuous growth with building an attractive local workplace with a strong safety-first culture.

You have solid experience in the field and have been driving innovative and challenging HR projects with high demands on both strategic and operational excellence. You will be responsible for establishing successful ways of working with collective agreements and managing union relations, so a deep understanding of such topics preferably from a manufacturing context is key. You will drive a massive scaleup journey, so we believe experience from startup or scaleup environment will help you be successful.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building a world leading HR operations (hire, lead and systems)
  • Converting business strategies into HR operations, support Northvolt leaders to deliver on company goals and drive culture
  • Designing and implementing policies that drive positive employee experience
  • Ensuring legal compliance, collective bargaining agreements and bargaining processes being primary contact for general counsel concerning German employee relation matters
  • Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, Talent and Succession planning, Employer Branding, Occupational health care processes etc

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognize that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light, and we are a strong believer in internal career development.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, Law or any related fields
  • Around 10 years of experience from HR and relevant manager roles
  • Successful track record of scaling HR-operations in a fast growing environment ideally in the industrial/manufacturing industry
  • Good knowledge of employment and labor law in Germany
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll and HR-systems
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Fluency in English and German

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.

Frida Genander | Contact Person

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