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Cost Manager for Industrial Solutions

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Stockholm

We are looking for an experienced Cost Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate Industrial Battery System Solutions team based in Stockholm. By joining us, you will be a key player in growing our Industrial Product portfolio and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job Responsible for the cost management across the Industrial Products portfolio for existing & future products. This includes setting cost targets and enabling the organization to track actual vs. forecasted cost.

About the team
The Industrial products team interface customers and internal stakeholders (R&D, Manufacturing, Aftermarket) to ensure products reach quality & cost targets by continuously improving the design and applying cost-down reduction strategies.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Holistic scope having a “High value with cost efficiency” mission in the Product organization.
  • Cost engineering to establish cost awareness in the Business unit.

  • Guiding and influencing the product design phase to ensure design-to-cost focus.

  • Assuring coordination and interaction to maximize collaboration between PMO, cost engineers, supply chain and product development teams to get cost competitive products to the market.

  • Defining and applying Design To Cost methodology within product teams and Northvolt Systems

  • Performing cost analysis and estimates on components, materials and manufacturing of products, together with stakeholders to ensure estimates are accurate and to support decision making. Utilizing best in class tools and methods.

  • Cross functional alignment with central Northvolt cost engineering teams.

  • Setting cost targets, strategies and track product costs over time to increase value with other stakeholders

  • Supporting in roadmap discussion with market inputs for business cases.

  • Guiding and leading cost reduction projects cross-functionally in the organization.

  • Responsible to monitor projected cost relative to actual costs with interface to finance. Reporting status on a monthly basis to ensure costs are in line with forecasts/business case.

  • Anticipating and highlighting deviations from target cost with an active approach to propose solutions throughout the entire product lifecycle.

Personal Success Factors:
The person we are looking for is structured and self-driven. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is April 1st/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 university degree, preferably in Engineering or Business
  • Relevant experience required (i.e. directly linked to the requirements of the position/role)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience post-graduate

  • Minimum 4 years of leadership experience

  • Working experience either in Cost Engineering, Project Management, Product Development, Purchasing, Engineering or Operations

  • Has experience in working in a multicultural environment (e.g. working in international teams, international projects etc.)

  • Has worked on several projects and/ or bids, ideally in similar business area

Bonus points for:

  • Experience of working as a product manager within automotive/industrial product development or from the energy sector

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.

Ulrika Franzén Körlof | Contact Person

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