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Head of Information Technology

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Head of Information Technology to join our passionate team in Stockholm. In joining us you will play a crucial part 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.

We would expect you to have a proven track record of building world class, creative, and agile IT organizations. Northvolt is building cloud first applications and infrastructure and experience from manufacturing is a big advantage in this role.

You will be responsible for selecting technologies, managing execution of multiple large IT programs, operating and maintaining all 3rd party applications, and supporting a diverse user base. Reporting directly to the Chief Automation Officer you will work closely with the executive team.

As Head of Information Technology you will build and be in charge of an IT-team, that will need to go through an aggressive growth period to meet the needs of a company going from a start up to a large enterprise.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Growing the IT organization consisting of business, manufacturing, and productivity systems
  • Plan and direct the implementation of new IT systems
  • Work with internal software development teams to perform build vs buy analysis and develop, manage, and maintain complex integrations
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and service providers for installing new technology and training employees on its use
  • Create and adapt technological platforms to improve the client experience
  • Provide leadership to IT specialists and other staff within the company

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. You will be vital member of the Automation & IT 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.
Planned starting date is asap.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in information technology and resource management
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems including leading requirements analysis, integration planning, vendor selection/negotiation, and of course project execution
  • Knowledgeable about Manufacturing Operations Management systems encompassing: production, quality, inventory, and maintenance operations
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a preferred
  • Experience in building and managing cloud first applications, networks, and infrastructure is a preferred
  • Software development or DevOps engineering and management experience a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

• Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
• Highly organized and result-driven
• Strong organizational insights and communication skills, with the ability to attract, lead and inspire people
• Proactive and goes beyond expectations
• Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
• Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
• 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

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!

Landon Mossburg | Hiring Manager

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