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Purchasing Category Manager - Battery Recycling

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Purchasing Category Manager to join our passionate team in Stockholm or Västerås.

Sustainability is our mission: we are establishing a robust ecosystem for battery recycling in order to close the loop for Lithium-ion batteries- this is Revolt.

We plan to significantly grow in the next few years while we establish a complete ecosystem for battery recycling in Europe and this will require a strong focus on procurement of equipment, materials and services.

Today we have a recycling pilot plant in Västerås to demonstrate our process solution, we are starting a recycling hub in Norway and building a full-scale recycling plant in Skellefteå to secure a goal of 50% recycled material in new cells Northvolt will produce by 2030.

In this role you will be part of defining a solid long-term sourcing strategy for key equipment, contracted services and other strategic procurement categories in the recycling process, building a close cooperation with suppliers and ensuring a strong supplier base to sustain Revolt growth in Europe.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will map the market and scout new potential suppliers for key technologies in our recycling process, defining supply strategies for the long-term expansion of Revolt. Big focus area will be the Hydrometallurgy process of the recycling.

  • You will work closely with the Engineering team to identify the best partners for future development of recycling technologies and with the project teams to drive sourcing decisions to assure best cost and shorten delivery lead-times in line with the project targets.

  • You will be responsible for contracts from RFQ to contract setup till final delivery of the contract execution, in close cooperation with the project teams.

  • Updating our contract database and ERP systems as necessary, including issuing and revising POs, supporting spend analysis and managing vendor disputes.

  • You will manage the supplier base for the category, be a key point of contact towards strategic vendors, managing the long-term relationship and the performance of our supply chain.

Qualities that we cherish are ownership, flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour.

Bold team player, able to support other team members and project stakeholders.

This position will include traveling to our key project sites (i.e. Skellefteå) as well as to suppliers (mainly in Europe) .

Apply with CV and cover letter 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


  • A degree in Engineering or a MSc/MBA with a strong interest and career path in project environments with technical content
  • Working experience of at least 4 years, ideally in Hydrometallurgy, Chemical plant, Recycling or similar
  • Further education/certifications in Project Management, Procurement and Contract Management desirable (or willing to pursue)
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement (or sales) /contract management

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Able to understand the big picture and how his/her role is key to achieve the overall organizational and department goals
  • Highly organized and result-driven, able to challenge the status quo, brings good ideas and lead them into practice
  • Has a structured and methodical approach to work, but always strive for new solutions and can think "out of the box”
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, other languages are a plus

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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