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Human Resources/HR Manager Germany

We are now looking for a passionate Human Resources Manager (HR Manager). 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. Our team is currently based in Hamburg with an outreach to our planned gigafactory in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein. Few industries offer as great of an opportunity for career growth and personal development as the European battery industry

About the job
At Northvolt, people are our number one critical resource. As such we have high ambitions with regards to the standard we hire, the ambition to drive retention and managing our employees well being. The role is focused around building up the operational HR, you will lead the work about consolidating and adapting the processes, systems and policies that we have in Sweden to ensure they are compliant with German labour law. When the whole factory is up and running we will be 3000 people working there, which means we need to prepare for success regarding the operational parts including collective agreements, work councils and managing union relations. Being a greenfield company allows a uniques possibility to get things right from the start with regards to equal representation and pay. You have a passion for the operational HR side and want to be a part of creating an awesome place to work and a strong safety-first culture.

You will work closely with all the other parts of People & Growth such as Talent Acquisition (TA) & Onboarding and Talent Services including HR Ops, HRIS and Payroll. You will be the second person on-site to join the People & Growth team. You will reporting to the Director of HR in Germany, and working very closely in general with the People & Growth organisation in Sweden.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building a world leading HR operations
  • Drive, implement, improve and follow all HR processes together with corporate functions
  • Convert business strategies into HR operations, support Northvolt leaders to deliver on company goals and drive culture
  • Design and implement policies that drive positive employee experience
  • Run and support in annual Growth and Performance management cycle

About the candidate
You have solid experience in the field and worked hands-on as a HR Manager before, been driving innovative and challenging HR projects with high demands on both operational and strategic excellence. You have a deep understanding of working with HR related questions within a manufacturing context or similar. You enjoy building relationships with the union and got experience from collective bargaining agreements, as well as creating/adapting HR policies to comply with German legislation. Furthermore, you are curious, technically educated and with a strong business background. You are used to a multi-cultural environment and thrives in matrix organisation with a lot of ongoing topics.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognize 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.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

We are looking forward to 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 relevant Bachelor or Masters degree within HR, Law, Business or similar
  • Several years of working experience in HR
  • Good knowledge of employment law and labour law in Germany
  • Fluent in German and English, both written and spoken
  • Successful track record of scaling HR-operations in a fast growing environment ideally in the industrial/manufacturing industry or at a start-up
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll and HR-systems
  • Worked in multi-cultural environment

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.

Frida Genander | Contact Person

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