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Director of Business Development - Engineering

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Electric power will replace the combustion engine in automotive and industrial applications. The electricity grid needs energy storage to handle higher power and the intermittent nature of sustainable energy. The corded and already cordless portable appliances have an ever-increasing need for better and cheaper batteries too.

The market for battery electrified products is expanding rapidly and optimized products and solutions will be a crucial part of the transition to a sustainable future.

We are looking for a Director of Business Development Engineering to articulate and drive our technical offerings.

You and your team of Lead Engineers support our business segments in the technical dialogues with our customers. You collaborate with our customer’s technical experts to deeply understand their requirements and needs. Your team is also responsible for collecting and making sense of competitive intelligence.

Internally you balance production cost and performance tradeoffs and translate these market needs into product strategies and technical roadmaps that you align with our product research & development, as well as industrialization, production, sourcing, connectivity and other central teams and processes.

In addition to this you will be involved in market activities, attend and speak at customer and industry meetings and conferences, drive internal forums and more, in order to continuously evaluate and further develop our product and services portfolio.

The role is an integral part of Northvolt’s product strategy. It requires solid leadership skills, deep technical understanding and the ability to set and communicate technical requirements to our engineering departments and management team.

You will be part of the Business Development team and work closely with our Automotive, Grid, Industrial and Portable market segment specialists to sell and deliver superior products and solutions to our customers. You will part of the Business Development Management Team and report to our Chief Business Development Officer.

You will be based in Stockholm, Sweden and travel on a weekly basis to our customers in Europe.

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

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Skills & Requirements

Education, skills & experience

  • MSc
  • 10 years of experience from industrial engineering
  • Experience from product development projects/programs including product introductions and supporting processes
  • Successful history of working with mid and senior level technical teams, purchasing and management
  • Strong leadership skills with experience from growing and developing a team as well as proven track record of successfully developing team members, support their growth and let them excel
  • Knowledge of battery industry and technology is desirable
  • Startup and growth company experience is a major advantage
  • Excellent English and Swedish written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressure multi-cultural environment
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind
  • Are friendly, passionate & purpose driven

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!

Martin Anderlind | Hiring Manager

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