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Lead Developer, Material Planning - Planning & Logistics

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

Northvolt‘s journey started in Västerås, Sweden with Northvolt Labs, a prototyping factory already in operation. The first phase of giga-factory - Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå is about to start manufacturing, while further expansion project has already kicked off. In Poland we have just broken ground on which a new Northvolt Systems assembly plan will be constructed. In joining us you will play an important part from the very start, building the landscape of first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play a significant role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

We have an awesome job offer for a Lead Developer, Planning and Logistics, to join our excellent and passionate team at Northvolt in Stockholm. As key player in our Team your assignment will be to to plan, design, develop and implement Planning solutions for cell manufacturing and recycling activities, securing Northvolt’s successful growth in Sweden, Poland, Germany and beyond.

You would as well play an active role in recruitment of your future "on the ground" colleagues. Having prepared a solid framework, you would hand over executional responsibility to the local organisation that you yourself have co-recruited.


In broad terms and without going into too much detail, Team Planning and Logistics looks after everything that moves or needs to be stored. Before it does, we also need to do quite a bit of planning.

Our job is:

  • to support Northvolt’s mission, growth and expansion with quality planning and logistics design
  • to build a scalable operational and organisational framework, within which Northvolt units execute and
  • to enable a sustainable, resilient and efficient supply chain


First and foremost - you are a supply chain professional at heart. In your career you had the opportunity to work with different pockets of a broader supply chain scope, ideally in different industries, with one of them being OEM / Tier1 landscape.

Your main knowhow lies in planning and forecasting of the Bill of Material, and you understand the importance of SIOP as an enabler for a successful operational execution. You are data driven and have a deep knowledge of planning related fundamentals like KPIs, Safety Stock, MRP, Forecasting. You ideally have had some people management experience, since in this role you would be coaching and supporting a few junior planners in their daily work. Also, as a Lead Planner, you stakeholder management skills needs to be excellent!

We believe that you as well have a some level of experience within logistics and transportation.

Ideally, you have had a chance to experience all of the above in an environment of very quick growth, where not always are you in possession of all the information you would wish for and where data at hand may be incomplete.
At Northvolt, we grow like hell. Having shipped only parcels just 3 years ago, we will very soon move tens of thousands of container loads per annum, across various geographies.

It's pretty amazing, right?

Together with the Team, your job will for example include:

  • Being a business partner to functions like Purchasing, Logistics Procurement, Finance, Groupe Logistics enabling strategic decisions such as:

    • Volume assumption for Supplier Agreements and RFQs
    • Mid- and long-term Logistical Design of both transport and warehousing
    • Enabling Financial Forecasts within different part of the supply chain
    • Enabling Supply Chain related Sustainability decisions
    • Responsible for composing and releasing the long-term Material Forecast
    • Responsible of calculating and making assumptions on long term Inventory Projections
    • Delivering input to the SIOP cycle on Material Capacity Constraints and work together with Purchasing to secure long term Material Supply
    • Together with the ERP team design, develop and implement the MRP settings in D365
  • Take part in the future planning system requirement setting, development, testing and implementation (like Anaplan implementation)

  • Define, develop and track central KPIs such as Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Stability, Bias, DOH, inventory turnover etc. including taking actions on any deviations.

  • Responsible for defining the Northvolt Safety Stock Strategy
  • Work together with the Local teams (Material Planners at Site) to develop efficient tools and work processes incl. system improvements
  • Develop tools and processes for any current and future scopes within Material Planning and Forecasting cross all our business units and functions

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

Education and Experience

  • Typically we're not super fussy when it comes to a degree, but in this case it would probably be helpful if you studied planning, logistics or engineering
  • In your professional life you have been looking at big sets of data and feel comfortable with high data complexity
  • You have 8+ years of relevant working experience in Planning and Logistics or Supply Chain Development arena, ideally:
    • inside and outside a manufacturing plant
    • in a start-up / greenfield / brownfield setting
    • at an OEM or tier 1 supplier
  • You're super good with people
  • You can explain fairly complex things to a child
  • You love diversity. We are like 110+ nationalities at Northvolt!
  • Your are good with systems: ERP/MRP (Preferable D365), Anaplan, Power BI or similar, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Your English is superb. You also speak other languages? Even better!

Skills and Abilities

  • Passion!
  • Creativity
  • Ability to lead projects and people
  • A can-do attitude!
  • Problem-solving entrepreneurial attitude thriving in a dynamic environment where no day is like the other
  • We really mean all this!

Qualities that we cherish are friendliness, openness, flexibility, sense of quality, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humour.
The person we are looking for is cheerful, positive, curious, creative and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and Poland (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Planning and Logistics function is of massive importance in the Supply Chain Organisation and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary, reporting to Planning and Logistics Manager
Planned starting date: yesterday, but if we love you, we will wait.

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.

Sahra Hauer | Contact Person

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