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Purchasing Specialist Germany (m/w/d)

Are you intrigued by the power of data and technology but love to be close to the business? Do you feel excited about operational efficiency and continuous improvement? Then we might have the perfect role for you as Purchasing Specialist in Northvolt Germany.

At Northvolt, our mission is building the greenest batteries to enable the transition to renewable energy. Building our supply chain is pivotal to achieving our objectives towards sustainability and growth.

Interested to be part of our journey?

About the job

As the Purchasing Specialist you have an exciting opportunity to work across all categories. The purpose will be to purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. Work in close relation with strategic purchasing function to maximize efficiency. Follow up on supplier performance and suggest improvements.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

General & Task Management:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Conduct RfQs for sourcing projects.
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues.

Relationship Management:

  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities.
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact.
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You are results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines, great commercial skills and keeping attention to detail and accuracy. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany (to start with) 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, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

We are looking forward to reading your application!

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process. 

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:

  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment of more than 3 years.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.
  • Contract Management, Supplier, and Project Management experience.
  • Skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities
  • Great communication skills in English and German, written and spoken.

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred.

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.


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