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Indirect Purchasing Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Indirect Purchasing Manager to join our stellar and passionate team in Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The overall mission is to  plan, organize, direct, negotiate and manage the timely and cost effective agreements between Northvolt and external vendors.

  • Participates in the collaboration with business colleagues including Finance, Strategy, Construction, Engineering in the execution of procurement strategies

  • Evaluates and recommends selection of suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability.

  • Ensures competitive pricing and service model versus value proposition, industry trends and market place dynamics.

  • Participates in supplier relationship management initiatives. Identifies and drives continuous improvement. Oversees contract implementation and supplier performance/interaction; involved with resolving operational issues.

Technical Scope is external contract services, IT services, Consulting Services, Security Services, Travel and Transportation (airlines, ground mobility), Facilities, Logistics.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables include:

  • Consult with internal stakeholders to facilitate well defined scopes of work with clear deliverables.

  • Understand market dynamics, labor rates/market rates, etc. that impact assigned categories.

  • Implement commodity strategies which may include development of commodity strategy, by understanding the market dynamics, labor rates/market rates, etc. that impact assigned categories.

  • Negotiate terms & conditions and compose agreements.

  • Lead supplier selection processes, leveraging the use of auction tools, RFIs, RFPs, RFQs to optimize the procurement process.

  • Lead supplier relationship management to drive delivery of best in class performance and innovative products and services. 

  • Negotiate and deliver savings to meet business requirements and procurement organization objectives.

  • Consistently examine opportunities to create leveraged agreements, as appropriate.

  • Identify areas of risk related to assigned categories and solutions for mitigation.

  • Resolve supplier performance issues.

  • Lead and enable effective resolution of emergency sourcing needs.

  • Calculate and report accomplishments in all appropriate systems.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Masters degree with preferred focus on Sourcing & Logistics, and/or equivalent work experience

  • 5 -10 years demonstrated procurement experience required

  • Knowledge of engineering and management consulting services, travel categories required

  • Experience in negotiating agreements/contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms and conditions

  • Experience in working with intellectual property concepts and contractual language

  • Project management experience or Six Sigma Green Belt certification (or certification must be obtained within the first 12-24 months)

Key Core Competencies

  • Communicating with Impact - Expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner in both individual and group situations; adjusting language to capture the attention of the audience.

  • Analysis and Judgment - Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

  • Engagement - Demonstrating a willingness to actively commit to one’s work and to invest one’s time, talent, and best efforts to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Negotiation Skills - Persuades suppliers and clients to reach mutually beneficial agreements and influences important outcomes. Recognizes when to apply vendor tensioning techniques and knows when to lock-in a commitment.

  • Managing for Productivity - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

  • Teamwork/Collaboration - Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Indirect Procurement Manager is a vital member of the Procurement team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving 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 our Gdansk facility 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 battery 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 difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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