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Director of Cell Design - Gothenburg

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

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

We are building a state-of-the-art facility and a world-class team of technologists for R&D into next-generation battery cells, and we need your help in making it happen. If you have managed people and projects within cell design in a private company setting, this opportunity as a Director of Cell Design is for you.
Key responsibilities

  • Director of Cell Design will be in charge of evaluating technologies and build technology road maps with focus on R&D within various forms of cell design.

  • You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term R&D plans reporting to the CTO.

  • R&D strategy planning, budgeting, and executing according to the company objectives.

  • Personally invest in creating an inclusive, collaborative working environment with teammates from all over the globe. Help onboard new teammates with clear communication, shared goals, and mutual trust.

In general you have a long experience in the R&D field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging high tech projects. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with R&D within the battery industry.

Skills & Requirements

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree in chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering is required.
  • 10+ years of R&D experience within the battery industry preferably from a private company.
  • Has participated in large-scale R&D projects involving technical depth across multiple disciplines.

Specific skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills. Swedish is a plus.
  • Eager to learn and understand our large-scale production processes.
  • Highly organized and results-driven. Proactive in solving problems and anticipating setbacks.
  • Brings a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit to day-to-day work.
  • Open to travel.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate and purpose driven.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars as further announced in these press releases, here and here.

Few industries offer as great an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

André Hellström | Contact Person

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