With Germany being the core of European auto manufacturing, its only natural it should also be a pioneer in scaling up battery cell manufacturing. At Northvolt we are excited to make this happen, and we have recently announced that Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, will be the location of our German Gigafactory.
With Hamburg as our current hub we are now bringing together a stellar team of individuals, who are equally excited, and who jointly represent the skills needed for such an ambitious project. This certainly includes a senior finance leader which is what we are currently searching for.
About the job
As Director of Business Control for Drei and Northvolts German operations you will be a critical member of the management team, and you will bring a finance perspective to the the full set of tasks, focusing on planning, execution and follow up.
The size of our current operation is still modest, with day-to-day accounting outsourced, and hence the recently kicked off investment project will be very much in focus. As the project and team expands, the Director of business control will take ownership of establishing local routines fulfilling reporting and accounting requirements, both from a local and from a group perspective. Over time you will build and develop the local finance team. In establishing the financing structure, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Corporate finance function, and in many other areas you will work together with the Group Finance function who provide expertise in areas such as IFRS, treasury and tax.
Our organisational setup is matrix-like, and you will act both as the finance business partner to the Executive manager for Drei, and as extension of the central CFO-organisation.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive in leading others, and dig-in where needed. You are used to, and enjoy, a high paced work environment.
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. Northvolt is growing fast and we are a strong believer in internal career development.
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Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is as soon as possible, but finding the right candidate takes priority.
In order to succeed in this role we believe you have:
Relevant degree in Finance from a leading institution
Curious, technically minded with an entrepreneurial spirit
Exceptionally good problem-solving and negotiation skills
Solid language skills, including written and spoken English and German
Personal qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
The energy transition is not without challenges, but for the right candidate we believe it also offers exceptionally inspiring opportunities for professional development with a purpose. Come join our team!
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
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.