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Director of Supply Chain Management

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 Director of Supply Chain Management which is what we are currently looking for.

About the job
We are looking for an operationally experienced Supply Chain Director to build and lead our site Supply Chain team in Heide, Germany. As a team, and in co-operation with Group Supply Chain organisation, you will tactically and operationally design, implement, grow, and drive all Planning and Logistics, Procurement, and Supplier Quality activities related to the construction, expansion, and operation of our Gigafactory in Heide. In this role, you will be reporting to the Site CEO and be part of both, the Site Management team as well as the Group Supply Chain leadership team of Northvolt.

This position is a full-time employment and will include occasional traveling to other Northvolt sites and suppliers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead tactical response to supply chain challenges impacting service performance, schedule adherence, and customer satisfaction
  • Build a competitive and reliable supply network of partners for locally provided goods and services and implement framework agreements for regionally or globally managed categories.
  • Support site operations with supplier management, sourcing, and operational procurement in close collaboration with the Group Procurement teams for constructions, equipment, materials, and indirect spend.
  • Secure reliability of site demand and supply forecasting, inventory planning and capacity management to meet the needs of Northvolt’s customers during ramp-up and serial production
  • Assesses, develop, and improve material flow, material-handling and warehousing processes. Make recommendations to ensure efficient loading, unloading, movement, and storage of all supplies and finished goods.
  • Liaise with nominated Logistics Service Providers – plan, book and oversee performance of inbound and outbound transportation, as well as intra-site cargo movements
  • Ensure adherence with all applicable compliance standards and regulations to ensure Northvolt is operating in integrity, e.g., for tax and immigration requirements related to our local and international partners
  • Lead the ongoing local implementation of process and technology improvements and drive continuous operational improvement and efficiency with the Group Supply Chain Excellence team
  • Monitor performance metrics for suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements, drive supplier development in collaboration with the Group Supply Chain teams

About the candidate
You share our passion to make the world a better, cleaner place. Being a Director of Supply Chain with operational experience, you have worked in industrial or automotive manufacturing environments, and you have a track record in effectively solving operational supply issues. You are convinced that working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment does not only drive value, it also is a source of energy and satisfaction for you as a leader. Through your career you have also learned how to handle ambiguity while providing structure and guidance to your team You are service oriented and understand that Supply Chain is a pivotal function ensuring smooth construction, commissioning, and manufacturing process. The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills.

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.

We are looking forward reading your application!

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 :

  • A degree in Engineering, MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree
  • At least 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management roles, including a minimum of five years in a leadership role
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence others
  • Experience in factory expansions and operational start-up
  • Exemplary multitasking and organizational skills
  • Great communication skills in English and German, written and spoken

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.

Alexander Strief | Contact Person

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