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Factory Development Manager

We are looking for an experienced Manager for Factory Development/Production system to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Manufacturing Equipment Engineering team based in Stockholm and Gdansk. By joining us, you will be a key player for the definition, implementation, and continuous improvement of:

  • manufacturing infrastructure design
  • the operational model in ramp-up and steady state production phases
  • strategic line and product allocation
  • industrial production system engineering inc.
  • material flow and storage for Northvolt Systems advanced factories and warehouses

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing engineers and vendors to design and deliver industrial process/material flow equipment achieving yield and rate targets against tight deadlines optimizing following factors:

    • Quality
    • Capacity / CAPEX
    • Cost of manufacturing
    • OEE
    • Responsible for planning factories and production line ramp-ups
    • Responsible to secure engineering team growth and competence development as well as long term employee development and employee satisfaction
    • Responsible to deliver new production and material flow systems
  • Responsible to both establish and secure compliance with standards and procedures

  • Responsible to secure and enable cross functional integration to relevant engineering teams to define interfaces for advanced real time monitoring, production control and optimization

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • Fluent English with strong communication skills
  • Master degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • Prior experience in complex manufacturing involving multiple technologies and rapid growth
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience inc. Leadership experience within new equipment development and manufacturing engineering
  • Knowledge in Manufacturing, Process engineering as well as in PLM, Data Management, MES and other IS/IT related tools
  • Expert in one or several defined process areas which includes deep knowledge in green field factory development, production system design, equipment installation and factory operations.
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in the following fields:
    • Automotive battery production
    • Automotive BIW or Paint Shop
    • Greenfield projects and ramp-up
  • Fluency in other languages (Polish, Swedish, German, Chinese)

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions - employment contract
  • 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
  • Co-financing postgraduate studies
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • 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
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

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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