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Operational Buyer

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Operational Buyer for Cell Materials to join our passionate team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Operational Buyer will be in charge of supplier contacts regarding Purchase orders and delivery confirmations, collaborating closely with Project Purchasing, Process Engineering, Manufacturing (Västerås factories), Cell Design, Automation, Quality, Logistics and Finance.

The overall mission is to place purchase orders and secure order confirmations in order to support on-time deliveries from our material suppliers.

During the start-up phase you will take active part in designing and building the purchase order process, material planning process as well as interlinked processes.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In tight collaboration with Logistics teams, Purchasing team, Process team and other internal functions, develop a call-off process including suggestions of needed development of our business system.
  • Place Call-off orders and align internally on material needs and inventory
  • Representing the company when discussing with suppliers
  • Work tightly with Northvolt Purchasing Project (Upstream, Projects & Mass Production) and in full consistency with projects objectives.
  • He/she will report and work with suppliers to improve KPI' such as OTD

You will repost to our Internal Logistics Manager for our site in Västerås

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. The Operational Buyer is a vital member of the manufacturing 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


  • You hold a master degree in Engineering or Supply chain related field and at least 3 years experience as material planner, production planner, sourcing manager of direct materials from an industrial setting.
  • Experience in evaluate and improve business system functions to support ERP, Purchaser Orders, Order Confirmations and material inventory
  • Experience in building relations with international and multi-cultural supplier bases
  • Understanding of Sales and Operations planning, in order to participate in the development of our SOP Process.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • 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

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!

Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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