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Director of Business Control

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a senior director to join our stellar team to be based in Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start 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.

The person will be in charge of all activities in relation to the business units Energy storage solutions, Industrial solutions, Recycling, Joint Ventures and other corporate controlling and to start report directly to Group CFO. You will support and work closely with the business leaders, ensure project delivery and support the build up of operations. You will be working intimately with business teams.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been working as CFO or senior business/operations controller. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working a fast paced organisation, commercial and business controlling.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will be responsible for Business Control for corporate activities and businesses including Energy Storage, Industrial Solutions, Recycling, Joint Ventures etc, partnering up with other functions, building business plans and define ways to identify gaps, opportunities.
  • You will engage in the Business Unit P&Ls, connecting into the business model, striving to identify cost saving opportunities and efficiency gains.
  • You will define ways to measure and report on the business key indicators. This will also include development of cross charging and internal pricing mechanisms and principles.
  • You will be responsible to create tools for management to measure their business
  • You will work closely with customers as well as vendors and purchasing, following up on contracts and business activities and steer these into higher profitability, participating in procurements and contract writings and measure productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.
  • You will work closely with the commercial teams, providing crucial insights that help to understand the business drivers and identify growth opportunities and follow up on customer projects.

  • You will manage and work with external financing parties.

  • You will be a key driver in setting up new templates and KPIs, e.g driving sales and implementing a more efficient IT system to respond to business needs, setting the requirements on how to structure ERP to create more performance driven/ KPIs.

  • You will be responsible to follow up through very detailed monthly reports including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow as well as operational KPIs

  • You will be a driver in regular business reviews for the Business unit teams as well as towards the senior management including CFO and CEO.

The Director of Business Control will report directly to CFO, with a dotted line to the business leaders and work very closely with the overall finance team.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, pro-active in its nature, future oriented, curious and eager to learn. As you will be a real part of the line management and decision taking, you have the maturity to handle internal leaders and drive projects independently also with external stakeholders.

In this role 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 Director is a vital member of the Finance team as well as the operational organisation 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


  • Relevant degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies, MBA is a plus
  • 10+ years working experience preferably in manufacturing sector with previous proven experience in design and implement operational and financial KPI’s, working closely with the whole P&L
  • A strong understanding of Financial systems & their impact on the Commercial P&L & KPIs together with a practical appreciation of how they can best be deployed by Commercial teams as an enabler.
  • Experience of leading cross-functional project teams.
  • Experience in detailed customer and commercial control.
  • Confident and able to build strong and challenging working relations with Commercial teams.
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • 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

  • 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!

Alex Hartman | Hiring Manager

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