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Liaison Project Manager NOVO

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

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our Automotive & Foundry team in our mission to contribute to a greener future. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing and maintaining relationships with our customers and directly contribute to establishing and delivering our batteries to our clients.

About the job

This position offers a unique opportunity to act in a dual role as i) Liaison Project Manager between Northvolt and our joint venture with Volvo Cars (NOVO), and ii) becoming an integral part in Northvolt’s Volvo Cars Programs setup.

NOVO energy is the Joint Venture between Northvolt and Volvo Cars established in 2021, with the ambition to develop and produce premium battery cells for Volvo Cars, aligned with the Northvolt vision to deliver the greenest battery in the world. Novo is established in Gothenburg where a giga factory is under construction and the R&D centre is under build-up. Northvolt is working closely with Volvo Cars and NOVO to build up the strong R&D capabilities and defining the customer development roadmap. Products developed in NOVO will build on the concept platform and family developed for Volvo Cars by Northvolt and will, over time, constitute a portfolio of high-performance products. In this role, you will take part in building up the R&D capability at NOVO and help manage the overall product portfolio for Volvo Cars.

As a NOVO Liaison Project Manager, your main responsibility will be to drive the integrated set up between Northvolt and the Novo project team. You will act as the link between both organizations, with the task to facilitate collaboration within all cross functional areas in a development project. Establishing a solid network within Northvolt, to guide the NOVO projects in all relevant areas, will be a key factor for success.

The Liaison Project Manager will be part of Northvolt’s Volvo Cars Program set up. In this program you will work functionally under the Program Manager and in parallel with the Customer Project Managers. As a Project Manager you are responsible for your work package and delivering results for the success of the project and program.

As NOVO Liaison project manager, we expect you to have previously managed technical automotive customer projects. Knowledge of Lithium-Ion batteries or e-mobility is preferred but not required. This role will also require frequent travels within Sweden, primarily Gothenburg. Additionally, the Project Manager is coming with our plan for your internal career growth and development.

About You

A successful Project Manager at Northvolt is flexible, meticulous, curious, and eager to learn from others. We are looking for someone that wants to help us write our success story. You need to be technically oriented, extrovert and skilled at building relations. Finally, we are looking for a positive mind and a self-driver, willing to take initiative and walk the extra mile to achieve their goals. Qualities the automotive team particularly cherishes are a sense of quality, friendliness, grit, and a sense of humour.

About the team

You will be part of the Automotive & Foundry team based in Stockholm and Västerås. The total business unit is about 40 rock stars with the task to generate business from our existing and new customers, lead the complete projects from customer requirements to mass production in one of Northvolt’s factories. From customer lead to delivered product – together and in collaboration with many of the fantastic functions within Northvolt. Our goal is to grow Northvolt's business in line with the expectation to scale the company!

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Create and maintain meaningful relationships with relevant key players and customers, where traveling is often required.

· Be the point of contact and liaison between Northvolt’s internal teams and the NOVO development team.

· Drive and deliver dedicated Project Management tasks within the scope of the Volvo Cars Customer Program.

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. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain from including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with a CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.

The 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 :

  • A MSc or BSc in Engineering
  • 3+ years working experience in the automotive or battery industry
  • Experience individually setting up and driving customer projects in the aforementioned relevant industries
  • The ability to lead through motivation and delegation of authority and tasks – in parallel with the willingness to act on all levels when needed, to get things done and reach the set-out goal.
  • Extrovert and excellent in building trustworthy relationships in a diverse environment
  • Excellent English- written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in Joint Development - or Cooperation environment

  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, German, French)

  • Experience in commercial facing roles

  • Experience from a multi-cultural or start-up 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.


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