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Construction Purchasing Specialist Germany

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

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Construction Purchasing team based in Heide. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing/ramping up and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

As a Purchasing Specialist you will be a part of the Construction Procurement team, following our contracting strategy. You will be responsible for the Northvolt direct purchases of supply and services in all phases of tendering and supporting the post-award activities with the construction and technical responsible for the assigned packages. After handover to Operations the Purchasing Specialist will support any required adjustment and exchange of equipment and/or follow up of services with the suppliers of the packages.

About the team -

You will be part of the Project team located in Germany, of about 50 employees working with several functions, such as: construction, engineering and project management.

The office is currently located in Hamburg with an outreach to Heide, Schleswig-Holstein where the giga-factory will be built. Please don’t apply if you are not willing to move to site.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overall responsible for activities concerning sourcing, negotiating and managing suppliers of construction services, machinery and material
  • Prepare and keep an up-to-date procurement plan in coordination with the construction team and according to the construction schedule
  • Leads procurement of the major packages with the support from the Category Management team
  • Evaluate suppliers in quality, sustainability, volume and deliverables
  • Manage procurement according to cost-plan and budget

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany 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 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
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 :

  • A degree in Engineering, MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree
  • Experience from working with procurement of services and contractors within European Supply Chain Law
  • Excellent in communication in German and English, written and spoken
  • Experience from working with procurement in construction field or disciplines indirect to construction

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in working with Construction management companies and/or in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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.


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