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Project Purchasing Manager

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Project Purchasing Manager to join our 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 Project Purchasing Manager will be in charge of managing Cylindrical and Prismatic Purchasing Projects for Northvolt AB and its subsidiaries, collaborating closely with Strategic Purchasing of each category of materials, Business Development, Process Engineering, Manufacturing (Västerås and Skellefteå factories), our valuable Customers, Cell Design for each product to develop, Automation, Quality, Logistics and Finance.

The overall mission is to plan, organize, direct and manage the purchasing projects to meet the economic, leadtime, quality, capacity targets of the Northvolt projects.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Materials, Automation, Material Handling, Process Equipment, R&D Equipment, IT Timeline Scope: From Sourcing Plan until Equipment or Customer Product End of Life.

  • Plan, organize, direct and manage the purchasing projects including Sourcing Plan development and validation, vendors selection together with Strategic Purchasing, material testing plan with R&D and Quality (for design of experiments) , as well as equipment tests and commissioning plan, Design Changes during development and mass production phases.

  • Monitor and manage the suppliers capacities, quality, economic objectives to achieve targets, with the support of Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Quality especially in case of quality or capacity issues.

  • Build Cost Road Maps & achieve customers Targets (Quality, Cost, Time)

  • Align internal stakeholders (Business Development, Process Engineering, Cell Design, Automation, Quality, Logistics, Manufacturing, Finance) to timely achieve joint agreements and Cost road maps, joint commitments and shared goals.

  • Design and deploy Project Purchasing Processes, Milestones, Reviews, Reporting Dashboards, aligned with Northvolt Program management principles, Northvolt Quality Management System, and company strategy.

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 and Germany and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen.

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


  • You hold a master degree in Engineering or Supply chain related field and 3-5 years experience as purchasing project management in the purchasing function from the automotive industry or battery field.

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, German is a plus

  • Highly organized and result drive

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectation

  • 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

  • Passionate & purpose driven

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

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.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

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!

yannick Le Gleut | Hiring Manager

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