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Director Labour Relations

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt is now looking for a Director Labour Relations to join our mission to contribute to a greener future.

The role is based in Stockholm and reports directly to our Chief People officer. We are one of the most fast growing companies in the Scandinavian landscape and we are looking for a passionate colleague who will partner with the Employee & Labor Relations Specialists at all Northvolt's sites, as well as HR Directors and Business Partners. As we are growing so fast we are looking for you who have the passion, the agility and the boldness to build something from scratches.

Working with establishing and developing our labor relations at Northvolt means paving the way for a new modern industrial era.

Our common mission is to create an excellent, fair, positive and healthy work environment where Northvolters will thrive by making sure compliance and safety culture always is top of mind.

Living and breathing our environment means being hands on in the operational work as well as setting the strategy, vision and structure forward.

Who are we looking for:

You have been working with large, innovative labor law related questions and negotiations from the employer side, both on central and local levels. You have experience from the manufacturing industry or other relevant industry background and are a strong and positive relations builder managing stakeholders in a complex setting.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with collective bargaining agreements in the industry.

Above all you are curios and motivated and wish to build greatness even when this means building new ways and paths forward.

The person we are looking for has high integrity and is used to handle sensitive information in a professional manner. It comes natural for you to speak up and you have a strong ethical compass. Other qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor. We like to have fun at work!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Set strategies and actively execute on what is required for labor law, compliance, and regulations
  • Lead and coordinate negotiations & MBL meetings

  • Assist with preparation of documents and records required for contract negotiations, meetings, and negotiations with employee and labor organizations

  • Communicate effectively with HR, leaders, executives, and union representatives daily to create positive working environment, address worker grievances, and verify compliance with contractual protocols

  • Analyse current employment agreements and human resources policies to determine overall state of employee relations and make innovative changes to improve morale, efficiency, and overall performance
  • Research on labor law, healthcare regulations, best practices etc.

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


  • A BSc/MSc in Law, Labor Law, Human Resources or relevant university degree

  • Experience in employee/labor relations within manufacturing industry (or working with both CBA’s)

  • Knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations, collective bargaining, unions, labor relations, and human resources.

  • Experience with complex negotiations

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Passionate & purpose driven
  • Relationship builder with strong skills in stakeholder management
  • Excellent interpersonal & negotiation skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus

  • Has a can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

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.

Daniela Maniaci | Contact Person

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