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Director of Procurement Materials

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are looking for a dedicated Director of Procurement Materials to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Revolt team based in Vasteras.

We are looking for an operationally experienced Director of Procurement to lead and develop the
Procurement department in Northvolt’s business unit Materials.

As a team, and in co-operation with for example the Programs, Operations and Feedstock Supply
Chain departments, you will strategically and operationally lead the procurement for the Business
Unit, including a project procurement team handling all equipment and construction
procurement as well as a team handling operational site purchasing.

The Materials Business Unit is under intense ramp-up and incorporates the recycling division
(Revolt) as well as the Cathode Active Material division (CAM). The industrial plants that are being
ramped and developed over the coming years are primarily developed for chemical process
technology but also include major mechanical process equipment. The procurement team consist
today of around 10+ people and is growing. In this role, you will be reporting to the VP of
Business Operations at Revolt and be part of the Business Operations Management team.

Job scope:
Responsible for leading the purchasing department for Materials business unit.
• Defining and driving overall procurement strategy for all technologies, materials and
services necessary for Cathode Active Materials (CAM) and recycling facilities (Revolt’s)
investments, operations and R&D (except for direct materials for recycling).
• Ensuring the procurements strategies are fully aligned with Materials goals and objectives
both on strategic and tactical levels, including meeting sustainability targets as well as
approved budgets and timelines.
• Establishing and developing sustainable procurement processes and procedures to
support efficient company growth.
• Growing and developing a team of procurement professionals to support the execution
of procurement activities across all processes, both projects and operations.
• Ensuring an effective collaboration and alignment across functions in the Materials
business unit and with the other Northvolt teams, leveraging on expertise and synergies.
Key responsibilities include:
Overall areas of responsibility and activities:
• Purchasing Team leadership: drive, develop and steer the team towards ambitious goals
in alignment with the company objectives, including meeting environmental and
sustainability targets.
• Define short, medium, long-term strategies for procurement in the CAM and recycling
business supporting R&D, industrial scale investment projects, and operations across
multiple sites.
• Define and develop procurement processes and tools to support company growth in an
efficient manner.
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• Develop and industrialize supply chain market in a new and dynamic environment to
support company growth.
• Drive Materials Sourcing Council and lead sourcing decisions for the business unit, in
accordance with the company policies.
• Ensure a close cooperation with all departments and alignment with the business targets
and priorities

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.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be 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 :

  • 10+ years of experience in Procurement
  • BSC/MSc degree in Supply Chain/Business/Operations/Engineering or related study
  • Knowledge of end-to-end procurement process, methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Experience in leadership roles, people management and communication up to C-levels
  • Background in B2B industry and project business
  • Min 5 years’ experience in EPC/M and major investment procurement on industrial scale projects.
  • Experience in strategic procurement in a large company
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • Specific skills (eg specific programmes, languages, certifications etc)
  • Leadership and communication, able to drive and support a team of specialists towards challenging targets and develop team skills

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

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

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 the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people 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!


Sophie Rogers | Contact Person

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