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People and Culture Director BU Systems

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

People and Culture Director Systems

About Systems:

With our headquarters in Stockholm and production in Gdansk, Poland, we are committed to driving innovation and shaping the future of our industry. Through innovative engineering, the System teams is revolutionizing the way society electrifies automotive, off highway industrial vehicles, and stationary energy storage.

At Northvolt, we prioritize collaboration, creativity, and diversity in our workforce, striving for an inclusive and supportive work environment.

The role: We are now seeking a dynamic and hands-on People and Culture Director to join our Business Unit Systems team. In this role, you will be responsible for both strategic leadership and operational execution, playing a key role in shaping the organizational culture, developing talent, and driving people development across our sites in Stockholm and Gdansk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the President of Systems and functionally to the Chief People Officer you will be responsible to develop and execute the People Strategy in the BU.
  • Leading the BU People team, the role will be responsible for the execution of operational tasks efficiently, ensuring the smooth functioning of HR processes.
  • Shape the organization in the most efficient and productive way leading and supporting leaders and business executives in the BU through growth and transformation.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organization to understand current and future business requirements.
  • Leading the BU People team, the role will be responsible for the execution of day-to-day operational tasks efficiently, ensuring the smooth functioning of HR processes.
  • Contribute to strategic planning initiatives by providing insights and recommendations based on industry trends and internal data analysis.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, aligning them with organizational goals.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work culture through employee engagement initiatives and support programs.
  • Partner with executive leadership to identify and address key talent gaps, succession planning, and leadership development needs, fostering a pipeline of future leaders.
  • Oversee all aspects of employee relations, including performance management, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions, ensuring fair and consistent practices.
  • Drive employee engagement initiatives to enhance morale, motivation, and productivity across all levels of the organization.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to assess the effectiveness of HR programs and policies, making recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to HR and DEI, proactively advising leadership of the BU on relevant matters.
  • Lead the talent acquisition team towards achieving recruitment goals and maintaining a robust pipeline of high-caliber candidates.
  • The role requires frequent travels between Sweden and Poland

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a senior HR leadership role, with a track record of driving both strategic initiatives and operational excellence.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing recruitment and retention strategies in a fast-paced, global environment.
  • Experience leading and developing high-performing teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation.
  • Familiarity with HR tools and systems, with a hands-on approach to leveraging technology to drive process improvement and enhance employee experience.
    You as a person:

  • Passionate About Improvement: You have a genuine passion for driving positive change and improving processes, systems, and structures within the organization. You thrive on identifying areas for enhancement and actively seek out opportunities to make meaningful improvements.

  • Drive and Initiative: You are highly motivated and proactive, with a natural drive to push boundaries and take initiative. You don't wait for problems to arise; instead, you anticipate challenges and proactively seek solutions to address them.

  • Collaborative Nature: You excel in building strong relationships and fostering collaboration with stakeholders at all levels of the organization. You recognize the value of diverse perspectives and actively seek input from others to drive collective success.

  • Transformational Leadership: You possess strong leadership qualities and sparkle for inspiring others to embrace change and strive for excellence. You thrive on transforming ineffective processes or structures into efficient and impactful ones, driving the organization forward.
  • Empathy and Care: You genuinely care about the well-being and development of employees, demonstrating empathy and understanding in your interactions. You prioritize creating a supportive and inclusive work environment where individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.

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!


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