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Purchasing Specialist Indirect Germany

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Hamburg +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Hamburg +1 more

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Purchasing Specialist Indirect to help build our passionate Supply Chain team in Heide, Germany. We are establishing our future Gigafactory in Heide and with joining us you will play an important part from the very beginning in building one of our large-scale European battery factories supporting Northvolt and our customers in the transformation to a carbon free society.

About the job
As the Purchasing Specialist Indirect you have an exciting opportunity to work across many categories. You will drive the sourcing and purchasing of goods and services to ensure operational requirements are met, considering price, quality, delivery, supplier performance and availability. You will work in close collaboration with our group’s Indirect Purchasing team to ensure pooling of demand and leveraging of frame contracts. In this role, you will be reporting to the local Director of Supply Chain Management and be part of both, the Site Supply Chain team as well as Northvolt’s Equipment & Indirect team. The role is currently based in Hamburg with traveling to Heide and other Nortvholt sites and suppliers when needed.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the overall site with purchasing activities including understanding the consolidated needs, finding the right suppliers, negotiating, and putting suitable agreements in place
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders and suppliers on new projects, supply contracts and cost optimization initiatives
  • Develop procurement plan/schedule for the site to develop a suitable supplier base, bundle needs within the site and across sites, and ensure timely provision of goods and services
  • Create purchase orders, frame agreements, and catalogs for the purchase of goods and services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery target
  • Communicate with suppliers to follow-up on purchase orders and resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Ensure compliance with company purchasing policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • In cooperation with strategic purchasing monitor market trends, competitor strategies and supplier market

About the candidate

You share our passion to make the world a better, cleaner place. You have worked in the operations of an industrial or automotive company and embrace working cross-functionally in a matrix. 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. You are service oriented and understand that indirect procurement is a pivotal function ensuring a smooth construction, commissioning, and manufacturing process. From your education and professional career to date you;

  • Have several years of experience in Indirect Procurement across categories, ideally in an industrial or automotive manufacturing environment
  • Learned to engage with internal stakeholders and drive early involvement through a combination of subject matter expertise and service orientation
  • Master the collaboration in a matrix organization and have effectively represented your site in central supplier and category strategies
  • Have successfully cultivated supplier networks and built supplier relationships with the objective to establish long-term partnerships

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 or Business Administration
  • An eye for details while having the big picture in mind
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical thinking and strong problem-solving skills
  • Can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team environment, as well as independently
  • 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.


Karin Johansson | Contact Person

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