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Manager Mother Plant

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

We are looking for an experienced Manager Mother plant to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate OPEX team based in Skelleftep. By joining us, you will be a key player in ramping up out network of factories and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

This role offers a unique opportunity to establish and oversee a novel organizational function, the 'Mother Plant,' serving as a pivotal interface between Northvolt Ett (our first Gigafactory), forthcoming factories, and the factory design units. A critical strategic driver for scaling the world's greenest battery across multiple facilities is the development of a comprehensive factory Blueprint, which is continuously improved based on operational insights. Your main objective will involve channeling operational learnings, use cases and requirements into the Blueprint team and associated design functions

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the scope and processes of the Mother Plant in collaboration with key stakeholders from operations (Operational Excellence, Production, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, etc.) and design teams (Factory Design and Expansion).
  • Facilitate operational target setting and operational module updates in collaboration with the Industrial engineers, including targets on Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), headcount targets per process station, ramp-up curves, etc.
  • Gather operational requirements for new factories from the operations teams, including floorspace need per functions, people flow, commissioning requirements, etc.
  • Act as the representative for Ett operations in discussion on new design solution addressing the operational requirements
  • Manage design review process and approve new design solutions to ensure alignment with operational needs
  • Feed lessons learned across operational targets and operational requirements to the upcoming factories
  • Ensure the right functions and expertise is provided as part of input to the blueprint and construction team at the right time
  • Together with the Director of Operational Excellence (your manager), and the rest of the management team of Operational excellence, develop the strategy and targets for the team

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 recognize that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt toward 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.

Please Note: Any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be evaluated or considered.

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 :

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in Manufacturing (7+ years), preferably within Industrial engineering, Operational excellence, Greenfield projects, Factory design or Management
  • Previous involvement in the Battery or Automotive industry is desirable
  • Adeptness in effectively managing cross-functional teams and managing senior stakeholders
  • Strong drive and go-getter attitude to achieve ambitious goals and drive continuous improvement
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills to ensure effective information handling and
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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