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Purchasing Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt Battery Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join our passionate team in Stockholm. The Purchasing Manager will be in charge of developing and managing a set of suppliers, supporting and collaborating closely with stakeholders in Business development, Engineering, Manufacturing (Gdansk), Quality, Legal and Finance.

Battery Systems is a department at Northvolt that designs and produces high performance modular battery products and solutions to customers in the Industrial, ESS and Automotive business segments. The headquarter and prototype labs is located in Stockholm and production is in Gdansk, Poland.

Battery Systems collaborate closely with the rest of Northvolt around integrated concepts (cell-module) and Automation on traceability, connectivity and factory automation​. Our mission is to help, build and develop a world-class supply base, develop category strategies and the panels for the different sourcing activities, recommend the suppliers and the plans for new projects and drive supplier optimization related to cost, quality and reliability.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • In tight collaboration with the Engineering Manager team 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

  • Support various ongoing projects (product and/or customer) to ensure project needs and timelines are met in best possible way

  • Represent the company towards suppliers

  • Evaluate suppliers’ 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

  • Seek and implement all possible purchasing synergies

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. We believe that you are a real team player that would like to be a part of this journey do develop not only Northvolt procedures and purchasing, but also yourself. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and Poland (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.

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


  • You hold a master’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain field, or equivalent
  • Preferably you have 4+ years experience as Sourcing Manager of direct materials from an industrial setting
  • Specific experience from working with sourcing and suppliers in one or several of the following domains: Electromechanical, Mechanical, and BMS
  • Experience from working with different production methods is valuable, including metal and plastic material knowledge

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • 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 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

  • 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.

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!

Xavier Frère | Hiring Manager

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