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Supplier Quality Development Engineer (Cells - Batteries)

We are looking for a driven Supplier Quality Development Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future, with a focus on

  • Li-Ion, or other chemistries of cells (pouch / prismatic / cylindrical)

The role is a part of our passionate SQDE team based across both Stockholm, Sweden (head office) and Gdansk, Poland (NV manufacturing site). We are continuously building a team of experienced Supplier Quality Development Engineers with an industry background. By joining us, you will be a key player in ramping up a worldwide supplier base and contributing to building one of the first large scale European battery factories. You will be based in Gdansk, where some team members already are having the office.

You will oversee production process development/improvement and quality management for new and existing suppliers, which includes leading and coordinating APQP and PPAP activities with suppliers, early quality assurance of suppliers, developing and ensuring the application of supplier quality toolbox, assessing and auditing suppliers as well as continuous quality reviews and problem-solving to ensure a flawless transition into our manufacturing and supply of our products.

The Supplier Quality Development Engineer need to have experience in supplier quality management, especially in developing suppliers during the industrialization phase as well as the experience within mentioned commodity. Knowledge in the cells production process and supplier quality development tools is required.

You will play an important role to lead and coordinate quality activities with the suppliers and have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment. You will work not only with Northvolt supply chain, but also engineering and design, R&D, the suppliers and many other teams inside and outside of Northvolt.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute supplier audits, specifically QMS and Process Audits
  • Advise category managers on nomination strategies based on the quality performance
  • Support the cross functional NV team and oversee suppliers APQP process and successful PPAP completion

  • Ensure all quality requirements are collated from all parts of Northvolt, communicated to suppliers and implemented at their side in an effective way

  • Support supplier nonconformity management and escalation process

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Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • A degree MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree in Material/Chemical/Production Process Engineering/ Quality Management
  • 5+ years working experience in Supplier Quality in automotive or other high-volume industries in relevant commodity.

  • Willingness to travel to supplier locations on a regular basis (60% - 80% Travel)

  • Excellent English written and oral skills.

  • Quality management systems knowledge, e.g.: IATF 16949:2016, ISO 9001:2015
  • Familiar with APQP, PPAP (PFD, PFMEA, CP, MSA, SPC & others) and problem-solving methodology
  • Track record of successful quality improvements at suppliers

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Fluency in other languages (Swedish, Polish)
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management in an international environment.

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions – employment contract (indefinite after 6 months)
  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • Paid trainings connected to the working position
  • Clear career path, the possibility to switch departments
  • Education co-funding
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral program
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle, direct bus from Gdańsk Główny to the factory
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Fruits and coffee
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment

If you are interested, apply using the "I'm interested" button. We will evaluate your CV and if it fits our expectations, you can expect a phone call from our recruiter who will arrange an initial interview.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs in Västerås, as well as Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced manufacturing experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Maciej Potrapeluk | Contact Person

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