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Manager Quality Improvement

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

We are looking for an experienced and driven Manager Quality Improvement to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories by utilizing Six Sigma methodology and process specialist knowledge to increase quality level, performance and reliability of processes and product in manufacturing, and contribute to Predictive Quality model.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and develop a team of process quality & improvement specialists
  • Utilize and roll out Northvolt Six Sigma methodology and toolbox to Northvolt Ett
  • Upskill the Northvolt Ett organization as relevant in six sigma application
  • Mentor staff at various positions, e.g. green belts, process quality and sponsors in their application of Lean and Six Sigma tools, techniques and principles.
  • Optimize and control processes to reduce or remove process steps and to excel at predictive quality
  • Lead task force urgent problem solving teams, lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities
  • Lead and consult complex black belt improvement projects and cross-functional teams
  • Drive elimination of variability and achieve high process capability, reliability and robustness
  • Utilize advanced traceability data to drive improved quality performance
  • Work closely with Digitalization to leverage advanced data models for predictive quality performance
  • Ensure Capability development in 8D and Six Sigma methodology, including delivering training and checking skill level continuously
  • Contribute to Production System implementation together with Production Management
  • Take part and advice in developing PFMEA's
  • Collaborate closely with Production Management to ensure effective Quality Performance
  • Improvement portfolio is executed with successful outcome

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

* *Education/Experience requirements :

  • MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Education in relevant quality and industrialization discipline
  • Experienced in complex problem solving and process optimization, skilled in DoE, multivariate data analysis, MSA, DMAIC etc
  • Knowledgeable in appropriate statistical software, e.g. MiniTab, Modde/Simca, Python, MatLab
  • Certified lean six sigma professional, black belt or master black belt
  • Knowledgeable in statistics and multivariate data analysis
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume high value assembly/production
  • Experience of quality management in relevant industry, e.g. battery, automotive, pharma, food, pulp & paper, FMCG
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Knowledge of battery cell manufacturing processes
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers
  • Expert in Lean, six sigma, 8D and Quality troubleshooting tools

We believe that you have:

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and results driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
  • Innovative and creative who thinks outside the box
  • Strong Leadership skills and ability to lead in a matrix organisation
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

Personal success factors:

  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Customer focused
  • Flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization

About Skellefteå

Nestled in the north of Sweden, Skellefteå provides an idyllic scene for nature lovers. The home of Europe's largest green battery gigafactory, Skellefteå is a pioneer in driving Europe towards sustainability. With its vicinity to the water and natural reserves, Skellefteå provides a great balance between quaint city life and exploring the surrounding nature for weekend excursions.

Relocating? Northvolt has got you covered. With our local, in house relocation team, we will ensure you and your family smoothly settle into your new northern life. Northvolt supports with relocation expenses as well as pre-departure, home-finding, and settling-in support for the entire family.

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.

Devika Dileep | Contact Person

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