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Director of IP

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced Director of IP who will drive Northvolt's IP department and provide support to Northvolt's executives and employees.

You will get the chance to be part of building the first and largest European battery factory which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

As Director of IP you will have responsibility for all IP related matters within Northvolt and will be working close with our R&D team. You will also be responsible for our trademarks. You will develop and implement our IP strategy and build Northvolt's IP culture with the objective to protect corporate interests, minimize infringement risks, commercialise Northvolt's IP portfolio, amongst other things. You will educate the organisation within IP and be engaged in developing polices, instructions and guidelines as well as agreement templates and other tools.

Main responsibilities

  • Build Northvolt's IP culture
  • Develop and implement Northvolt's IP strategy
  • Provide IP advice and support.
  • Carrying out and analysing FTO
  • Portfolio management
  • Support to different business units/workstreams.
  • Provide IP training
  • Trademarks
  • Develop IP tools, templates and communication material.

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

Full time employment, fixed salary, benefits.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Relevant education for the role, could be master of laws with documented technical experience, or master of engineering or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from an industrial company working with IP matters and/ or an IP attorney firm
  • Experience from working with the executive level in a a fast-paced, fast-growing and fast-changing environment/company
  • Experience from carrying out and analysing FTO's, licensing and commercialising of IP
  • Experience from drafting patent application
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and provide great service and IP advice
  • Great communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with team members, customers and other stakeholders
  • Experience from working in an international environment
  • Ability to work under high pressure with tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Strong organization skills and used to manage a range of activities simultaneously
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we enable the future of energy

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!

Sofia Graflund | Hiring Manager

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