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Category Purchasing Specialist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • On-site
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • On-site

We are looking for a Category Purchasing Specialist/Buyer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate purchasing team in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing foils purchasing and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

The Category Purchasing Specialist will contribute to build a sustainable and resilient supply base, develop commodity strategies with the different stakeholders and recommend the suppliers, will ensure that suppliers deliveries and drive the supplier optimizations related to cost, quality, reliability. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a new team, contributing with ideas and solutions. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Realize the suppliers onboarding, including Due diligence and Sustainability analysis, samples negotiation and PO

  • Prepare and issue the Request For Quotation and evaluate the suppliers feedback and capabilities, in collaboration with a category manager

  • Contribute to the negotiations to the best possible Quality Cost Delivery Sustainability contractual conditions with suppliers to help achieve Best in Class competitiveness of Northvolt Programs, including localization in Europe

  • Works tightly with the Category Manager to elaborate the purchasing strategy and drive the suppliers optimizations and develop a supply base that fits Northvolt’ s needs in terms of technology, quality, reliability, cost competitiveness, capacity, sustainability, security of supply and match to company values

  • Collaborate with the other stakeholders: Purchasing project, Cell Design, Process Engineering, Logistics or internal clients in full consistency with projects’ QCD objectives, including risk assessment and mitigation, drives continuous improvement

The person we are looking for has fun in negotiating and problem-solving, and is passionate and purpose driven. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humour.

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

We believe that you have :

  • an Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 4+ years experience as sourcing manager / sourcing specialist of direct materials from an industrial setting
  • previous experience in raw material or chemicals procurement
  • a track record of being curious, technically educated, data driven
  • excellent English written and oral skills, other European or Asian 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

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • 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.


Västerås | On-site
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