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NPI Buyer

About the role

The NPI Buyer supports procurement activities based on sourcing strategies created by the Category Management Team. Responsibilities include selecting suppliers, including global opportunities; driving the RFQ process; analyzing and summarizing quotations; negotiating agreements; and tracking purchase orders of prototypes and samples. The role also involves processing local sourcing with a focus on supply chain sustainability and price reductions under the supervision of Category Management. Additionally, the NPI Buyer works on improving the supply chain process through active engagement with current suppliers.

Key responsibilities:

• Interfaces with Sourcing Team on sourcing strategy and execute accordingly.
• Acquires and maintains technical understanding of direct products used in production process.
• Collaborate with design team and product team to develop project plan for prototype and samples
• Prepare Requests for Quotations, cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.
• Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.
• Participate in NPI related internal meetings, including preparation of presentations for management,
• Use ERP and other systems to collect and analyze data,
• Create and execute actions plans to improve supplier performance.
• Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor
evaluation criteria.
• Investigates alternate component technologies or supplies, reducing cost and improving quality and
• Participate in and support the coordinated contract and price negotiations with strategic suppliers
driven by Sourcing Team.
• Drive Continues Supplier Improvements through available processes.
• Perform other tasks assigned by Manager

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


• Master’s degree in engineering or Business management
• At least 3 years of experience in sourcing related position
• Experience in mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical manufacturing field or similar
• Knowledge of Supply Chain processes
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (proficiency in Excel), relational databases and ERP system
• Fluent English

Personal success factors:

• Highly organized and result-driven
• Has a can do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit
• Passionate & purpose driven
• Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
• Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
• Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
• Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new
challenges, grit and a sense of humor

We offer:

  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs in Västerås, as well as Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced manufacturing experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Jan Domański | Contact Person

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Northvolt Poland

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