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Category Purchasing Manager / Purchasing Specialist - Materials

  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Stockholm +1 more

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Category Purchasing Manager / Specialist for Materials to join our passionate team in Stockholm or Västerås.

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 Category Purchasing Manager will be in charge of developing and managing a set of suppliers, collaborating closely with Project Purchasing, Process Engineering, Manufacturing (Västerås and Skellefteå factories), Cell Design, Automation, Quality, Logistics and Finance.

The overall mission is to build the supply base from scratch, develop commodity strategies and the panels for the different sourcing activities, recommend the suppliers and the plans for new project and drive supplier optimization related to cost, quality and reliability.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In tight collaboration with Cell Design and other internal functions, develop a supply base that fits Northvolt’s need in terms of technology, quality, reliability, cost competitiveness, capacity, security of supply and match to company values
  • Representing the company when discussing with suppliers
  • Continuous evaluation supplier’s capabilities and performance versus targets.
  • Negotiate best possible contractual conditions with suppliers to help achieve best in class competitiveness of Northvolt, including localization in Europe
  • Seeks and implements all possible purchasing synergies
  • Works tightly with his/her Cell Design and Process Engineering counterparts or internal Clients (Automation, Quality, Logistics, Programs, Business Development…)
  • Works tightly with Northvolt Purchasing Project (Upstream, Projects & Mass Production) and in full consistency with projects objectives.

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.

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

Education/Experience

  • You hold an Engineering degree in Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering
  • or You have a Master degree or equivalent with a major in either Finance / Accounting, Commercial, Law, Purchasing
  • at least 5 years experience as sourcing manager / sourcing specialist of direct materials from an industrial setting.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Highly organized and result driven
  • 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!


Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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