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Business Development Manager, North America

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

The electrification or cars, trucks and busses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the leading battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint.

As Business Development Manager you get the opportunity to drive this transformation at leading automotive companies, suppliers and start-ups in North America. You are responsible to generate business opportunities, drive customer dialogues and closing deals with different kind of customers within the automotive segment.

We believe you have a solid background in both business development or project management in the automotive industry, maybe at a Tier 1 supplier or an OEM. You are skilled at selling complex technical solutions and have a track record of successfully managing both engineering projects and business relationships.

You bring technical interest and understanding as well as business talent. As a person you are structured, love to execute plans and meet ambitious targets.

You will be part of the Automotive team and work closely with both our Project, Operations and R&D teams to sell and deliver superior products and solutions to our customers. The role reports to our Director of Sales and Business Development, in our Automotive & Founder team

To be successful within this position, you have to spend around 50% with customers in North America and 50 % in Sweden (since the majority of the supporting resources within project, operations and R&D are based in Sweden).

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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 organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, 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 recognise 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 :

  • MSc engineering.
  • 5-10 years of experience from complex sales and/or project management, preferably from the Automotive industry.
  • Strong communication skills and being able to address everyone from working level specialists to C-level executives.
  • Knowledge of battery industry is desirable.
  • Start-up and growth company experience is a major advantage.
  • Ability to travel 100 days a year (mainly within NA as well as to Sweden, depending on where the person will be based).

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressure multi-cultural environment.
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and being excellent at prioritization and time management.
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humour and a curious mind.
  • Is friendly, passionate & purpose driven.

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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