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Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Cell Operations

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

We are looking for an outstanding Executive Assistant to support Northvolt´s VP of Cell Operations and his management team, particularly the CEO of Northvolt Ett, our Skellefteå gigafactory.

The Executive Assistant at Northvolt is much more than a traditional secretary and plays a critical role for our executives and their teams - you are the hub. With a high level of energy, a clear vision and a passion for organisation you make things run smoothly while flexibly pivoting to accommodate last minute changes. You’re responsible for anticipating the needs of the Cell Operations organisation and regularly handling confidential and critical details with a high level of discretion.

The right candidate will have 5+ years of experience working at a relevant level in a fast-paced environment. You ideally have worked at large scale and/or complex organisation, and have experience interacting with Suppliers and Customers. Experience working in business areas involving Engineering, Construction, or Manufacturing is especially interesting, and Start Up experience is always a plus.

The Cell Operations organisation is a large one, encompassing everything from the planning and construction of our giga factories all the way to the manufacturing of the world’s greenest lithium ion cells. Our site in Skellefteå is in a continual growth period, meaning that ability to take on, drive, and manage a large variety of ad hoc projects across the organisation in a proactive way is vital for this role. You excel at spotting what needs fixing and making sure that happens. As an EA, you will need to work and collaborate cross functionally with various sites and stakeholders to ensure smooth synchronisation of work streams. Organising and supporting customer and supplier visits and events will be an part of the job.

We believe that in addition to being an experienced EA, you are solution-oriented, prestigeless, and exceptionally service-minded. You should like structure, in particular implementing new structures, and have great attention to detail without losing the overall picture. A positive attitude, ability to quickly build and maintain large internal networks, and true love for working in a fast-moving, sometimes hectic, environment, are key success factors. Excellent English language skills, both written and oral, are required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and manage complex calendars for the VP of Cell Operations and the CEO of Northvolt Ett
  • Provide additional ad hoc support for the leaders across the Cell Ops organisation

  • Collect and prepare information for use in presentations/meetings of executive staff

  • Document meeting minutes and manage & follow up on action items
  • Organize meetings, board/customer/vendor visits, special events and off-sites
  • Work with the Office Manager, HR, Finance, Communications, Business Development and other teams to help out and synchronise work streams – ensure that things run smoothly across the cross-organisational site
  • Proactive management of reoccurring and adhoc projects, large and small

Not only will you work closely with an outstanding team of people at an exciting company, you will also get the chance to be part of financing and building the largest European battery manufacturing company which will play an important role in the acceleration and transformation to a carbon free society.

Please apply with an English language CV, your complete LinkedIn profile, as well as an English language cover letter. We review applications on a rolling basis, so don’t wait to submit.

Full time employment and fixed salary.

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

About You:

  • You most probably come from a similar role, but most importantly, you have the instinct needed to provide great service, learn quickly, street smart and thrive on making this happen. Project management experience meriting, 5+ years of work experience is required.
  • Strong familiarity in MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is meriting
  • Decisive and firm personality yet humble and easy going. Great communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with team members, customers and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative. Documented experience of exercising good judgment, discretion and confidentiality in all tasks

  • Ability to work under high pressure with tight deadlines, excellent time management. Strong organization skills and used to manage a range of activities simultaneously

  • Attributes that we cherish are flexibility, attention to quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we enable the future of energy

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.


Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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