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Head of Supply Chain

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 4, 2022
  • Gothenburg
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 4, 2022
  • Gothenburg

Volvo Cars Group 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 deliver 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 do not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector but are also making a concrete impact to create 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.

We are looking for an operationally experienced Supply Chain Professional to build and lead our site Supply Chain team in Torslanda, Sweden. You and your team 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 the gigafactory. You will be reporting to the CEO.

Your future responsibilities

  • Build, grow and lead a rock star Supply Chain team consisting of Planning and Logistics, Procurement and Supplier Quality specialists sharing the passion for Operations

  • Represent Supply Chain Management in the management team and ensure early involvement through cross-functional stakeholders (Constructions, Manufacturing, Facilities, Maintenance, etc.)

  • 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

  • Act as part of the team coordinating equipment installation and integration to ensure timely and orderly scaling of our manufacturing capacities (buildings, equipment, and services)

  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain team to generate material requirements from the demand plan and ensure the sourcing plan supports production

  • Secure reliability of site demand and supply forecasting, inventory planning and capacity management to meet the needs of our 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 Novo is operating in integrity, e.g., for tax and immigration requirements related to our local and international partners

  • Monitor performance metrics for suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements, drive supplier development in collaboration with the Supply Chain teams

  • Monitor performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies new suppliers in collaboration with other departments

  • Lead the ongoing local implementation of process and technology improvements and drive continuous operational improvement and efficiency with the Supply Chain Excellence team

Skills & Requirements

Your profile

You share our passion to make the world a better, cleaner place. Being a Supply Chain professional 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 a smooth construction, commissioning, and manufacturing process.

We believe that you bring

  • 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

  • Excellent in communication in English, written and spoken

This position is a full-time employment and will include occasional traveling to other sites and suppliers. Please apply with cover letter and CV or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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.

Maria Rosbecker | Contact Person

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