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VP Finance (m/w/d)

With Germany being the core of European auto manufacturing, its only natural it should also be a pioneer in scaling up battery cell manufacturing. At Northvolt we are excited to make this happen and to enable our next giga factory we are now looking for a VP Finance who can build up and lead our finance department.

Our set-up in Germany consist of two offices, one is our Factory being built in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein and second one is our office hub in Hamburg. We are now bringing together a stellar team of individuals, who are equally excited, and who jointly represent the skills needed for such an ambitious project.

About the job
As the VP Finance you will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company's operations and providing strategic financial leadership. Working closely with the Germany CEO and our CFO in Sweden, you will develop and execute financial plans, implement robust financial controls, and drive informed decision-making to support our growth ambitions.

The size of our current operation is still modest, with day-to-day accounting outsourced, and hence the recently kicked off investment project will be very much in focus. Over time you will build and develop the local finance team. In establishing the financing structure, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Corporate finance function, and in many other areas you will work together with the Group Finance function who provide expertise in areas such as IFRS, treasury and tax.

As a VP Finance you will be a critical member of the German management team, and you will bring a finance perspective to the the full set of tasks, focusing on planning, execution and follow up. Our organisational setup is matrix-like, and you will act both as the finance business partner to the Executive manager for Drei, and as extension of the central CFO-organisation.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing the company's financial strategy, aligning it with overall business goals and objectives. Have a close collaboration with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, legal, and IT, to drive process improvements, optimize resource allocation, and support business initiatives.
  • Lead funding efforts, including collaboration with investors, financial institutions, and other stakeholders to secure necessary funding for business operations and expansions.
  • Conducting financial analysis, forecasting, and modeling to provide insights and recommendations to the executive team.
  • Overseeing the company's accounting, financial operations, and reporting functions, including ensuring accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, budgets, forecasts, and other financial reports.
  • Assess and monitor financial risks and develop risk mitigation strategies to safeguard the company's financial assets and investments.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You want to lead, mentor and develop a high-performing team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, collaboration and professional growth. You are used to a high paced work environment, strong analytical skills and can see the overall picture. Got exceptionally good negotiation skills, and ability to solve complex problems with innovative solutions.

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.

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process. 

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:

  • Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies or any related field.
  • Background from investment banking and/or private equity
  • Experience from larger funding processes, some CAPEX projects and Industrial experiences with high volume products
  • Proven track record of leading and managing global financial shared services operations, preferably in a large multinational organization. Experience from Finance Transformation is a plus.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to partner effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of international accounting standards (IFRS) and experience in applying them to complex business transactions.
  • Excellent English and German
  • Strong understanding of Excel

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.


Frida Genander | Contact Person

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