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Operations Director Electrode

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

This is a great opportunity to join our team at Northvolt's first Gigafactory, Northvolt ETT! We are looking for a dedicated Director of Operations to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing operations practices and contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories.

About the job

As Director of Operations, you will be responsible for the daily operational activities within the electrode area of battery production. Your competencies will be requested in expanding the local operations while managing the daily operations of existing facilities and developing benchmark systems to the Gigafactory for new Northvolt manufacturing centres.

About the team

You will have a dedicated team of Senior Production Managers and lead on organization of around 200-300 employees.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, manage, and oversee operational practices for the electrode area of battery production
  • Promote and implement ergonomic principles, environmental responsibility, and overall employee health and wellness
  • Coach, mentor and develop all direct reports
  • Ensure compliance with all quality systems to achieve the required quality levels
  • Champion Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to drive continuous improvement
  • Be responsible for people management including goal setting, performance management, competency development, recognition, engagement, and well-being
  • Lead change management in accordance with business and plant objectives
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of programs which support manufacturing strategies & goals

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

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have :

  • Master of Science
  • Extensive experience within production and/or manufacturing, preferably in a scale-up phase
  • More than 10 years’ experience in a manager position
  • Experience from the areas equivalent of either notching or coating
  • Experience in Quality Management and Problem Solving
  • Production Engineering or Production Lean Engineering experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent coaching skills
  • High level of knowledge in shop floor management
  • Ability to break down strategic targets to operational tasks/routine

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in english or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

Planned starting date is asap.

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.

Hanna Åström | Contact Person

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