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Indirect Procurement Manager - Gothenburg

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

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.

The gigafactory will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. With construction set to begin in 2023, the plant will have a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) and thereby enable a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo and Polestar cars per year. As the battery makes up a large part of an electric vehicle’s total life cycle carbon emissions, this foundation for clean battery production forms a key basis for Volvo Cars’ aspirations for sustainable manufacturing and a fully climate-neutral manufacturing network.

If you are experienced within Indirect Procurement this opportunity is for you.

In your previous professional work, you have collected experience in sourcing tasks preferably in the construction industry including running tenders, tender evaluations, and presenting to the senior management. You have worked in a multi-cultural environment with suppliers and colleagues from all over the world.

As the Indirect Procurement Manager for our Gothenburg facility you have an exciting opportunity to work across all Indirect categories. You enable our stakeholders to run at speed while being cost-effective.

Key responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, direct and manage the purchasing projects, vendors selection together with Strategic Purchasing and stakeholders.
  • Oversee performance management (cost, reliability, quality) of suppliers. Provide regular performance feedback to suppliers and drive corrective actions as required.
  • Support, validate and approve Contractors purchases to ensure compliance to the Northvolt sourcing process and to guarantee Northvolt’s best interest.
  • Seek opportunities to expand diverse supplier spend. Lead Continuous Improvement events with suppliers; improves total cost of ownership.

Skills & Requirements

Education and experience

  • 5+ years of demonstrated category management experience within consultancy or professional services.
  • Local awareness and knowledge about Swedish (Scandinavian) procurement procedures.
  • A relevant university degree is required (engineering, construction).

Specific skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills. Swedish is a plus.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.
  • Highly organized and results-driven.
  • Proactive in solving problems and anticipating/avoiding schedule slips.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • 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 - we enable the future of energy.

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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