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Material Planner – indirect material

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

Northvolt is looking for a Material Planner with focus on indirect material to work in our passionate Planning and Logistics team in Västerås. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Material planning function is of massive importance in the Supply Chain Organisation and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

About the team:

In broad terms, the Planning and Logistics team looks after everything that moves or needs to be stored. Before it does, we also need to do quite a bit of planning.

About the job:

  • 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
  • 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 know-how lies in planning and forecasting and are used to work with indirect material. You are fluent in how to maintain stock levels with a varying demand and consumption and are able to drive cost reducing activities by optimizing processes.

You are data driven and have a deep knowledge of planning related fundamentals like KPIs, Safety Stock, MRP, and 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 as well as further develop existing processes and routines. We believe that you also have some level of experience within logistics and transportation.

Ideally, you have had a chance to experience all the above in an environment of very quick growth, where you are not always in possession of all the information you would wish for and where data at hand may be incomplete.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Material and financial forecasts ´
  • Plan and procure indirect material (to start with!)
  • Define, develop, and track local KPIs such as Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Stability, inventory turnover etc. including taking actions on any deviations.
  • Co-develop efficient tools and work processes incl. system improvements
  • Develop tools and processes for any current and future scopes within Material Planning

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary, reporting to Manager Material Planning
Planned starting date is March 2023.

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 degree and studies related to planning, logistics or engineering is beneficial
  • Data driven work excites you and you’re comfortable with high data complexity
  • You have 3+ 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 enjoy and are excellent in working with people.
  • You love diversity. We are like 110+ nationalities at Northvolt!
  • ERP/MRP is an extension or yourself and your Microsoft Office skills are on point!
  • Your English is superb. You also speak other languages? Even better!
  • Procurement experience is a plus!

Skills & 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

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 Västerås and see the results of your work.

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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