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Strategic Program Manager

We are looking for a Strategic Program Manager to join us bringing Northvolt to Germany. The role is a part of our stellar strategy & corporate development team based in Hamburg with an outreach to our planned gigafactory in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein. By joining us, you will be at the forefront of building a new company from scratch, growing Northvolts footprint in Germany and contribute to building one of the largest European battery factories.

About the job
The team drives the development and deployment of Northvolt’s gigafactory strategy in Germany being closely aligned with our group strategy on building up gigafactories. The team works closely with the Project and Operations related teams within Northvolt to drive business critical initiatives. This means working in a highly cross-functional and fast-paced environment and acting as an intrapreneur. An outstanding impact and learning curve in this position is guaranteed.

As a Strategic Program Manager, you will create transparency around and monitor all related workstreams needed for the successful launch of our Gigafactory in Heide. You will identify critical items and steer focus activities across the organization. This will reach from understanding the conflicts in the eyes of the permit authorities all the way to us getting operationally ready to produce the 1st green batteries in Heide. You will be part of the core team to steer priorities across the organization, enabling the success of the Gigafactory. The role reports to Northvolt Germany's Manager Strategic Programs.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the execution of Northvolt's Drei gigafactory strategy, manage strategic initiatives and support building up the project organisation & governance
  • Monitor and steer all workstreams needed for the successful launch of our Gigafactory in Heide across the organization
  • Identify target conflicts between the respective teams, bring them to Management attention for resolving them
  • Identify need, establish and coordinate partnerships around our gigafactory deployment and the ecosystem around the gigafactory
  • Hands-on project management to ensure partnerships & projects can be successfully deployed for the gigafactory
  • Run data-based analysis on business critical topics for technical and business challenges around our gigafactory (e.g. make or buy decisions)
  • Manage key processes supporting our German strategy execution (e.g. project target setting)
  • Prepare and present insights and decision materials towards the management team in charge of the project

The person we are looking for is structured, reliable, driven, caring, resourceful and confident managing a multi-stakeholder environment. You thrive by solving problems on a day to day basis and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and have good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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.

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 :

  • Engineering or mixed business/engineering degree (B.Sc./M.Sc. or similar) preferably in physics, electrochemistry, mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Deep experience from top tier consulting, strategy department or program management (ideally 2+ years of experience)
  • Experience from working in/with the electric vehicle, energy or battery industry
  • Great quantitative and qualitative analysis and communication skills

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.


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