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Director of Quality Operations

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

We are looking for an experienced and driven Director fo Quality Operations to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent central quality team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing quality standards across our factories.

About the job

As a Director Quality Operations you are scoping and driving the implementation of shop floor quality standards and processes globally. You are improving problem-solving methods and are gatekeeping their execution. You and your team are ensuring Technical Cleanliness (TecSa) within Northvolt and are advancing the TecSa concept. You’re working closely with the new factories team to review, strengthen and secure the quality setup in existing and future sites.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the quality operations organization.
  • Act as an intermediary between the different plant quality organizations
  • Develop quality concepts for future sites in collaboration with the new factories team.
  • Drive root cause analysis for high impact problems, push and lead cross-functional team for solutions.
  • Drive TecSa activities and concept-development and follow-up on identified issues
  • Analyzes opportunities for optimization, time, cost, and resource-saving in work and material flow in Quality.

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.

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 :

  • Degree in MSc/ MEng in relevant field
  • 10+ years of experience in reliability engineering, failure analysis, test, quality, or service engineering
  • Leadership and coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequent changing environment.
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skill
  • Experience supervising teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Project management skills and a successful track record
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Ability to drive cross-functional action in response to product quality concerns.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, material, electrical, system, chemical, and process failure modes.
  • Highly organized and results-driven
  • Highly knowledgeable around 8D and quality troubleshooting tools and in problem-solving and process optimization
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Good experience with MS Office
  • Very good detail orientation
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF1694

Background in data analysis and presentation

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, 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!

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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