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Director Business Development - Automotive

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

The electrification or cars, trucks and busses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the leading battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint.

As a Director Business Development Automotive you get the opportunity to drive this transformation and make a direct impact on the future of the industry.

Together with your future team of Key Account Managers and Business Developers you are responsible for all short and long-term activities at our customers.

We believe you have a solid background in leadership, business development as well as project management in the automotive industry, maybe at a Tier 1 supplier. You are skilled at selling complex technical solutions and building lasting relationships with both engineering as well as senior management.

You are an inspiring leader that motivates the team and knows to delegate but at the same time loves to be operational. You will, for a foreseeable period of time, be very operational and have several own customer accounts as well.

You will be part of the Automotive Business Unit and work closely with both our Project, Operations and R&D teams. The role reports to our VP Automotive & Foundry.

You will divide your time between our offices in Stockholm and Västerås and travel on a regular basis to our customers in Europe.

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

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • MSc
  • +10 years of experience, incl leadership, from complex sales and project management, preferably from the Automotive industry
  • Successful history of working with senior management, purchasing as well as technical teams
  • Knowledge of battery industry is desirable
  • Startup and growth company experience is a major advantage

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
  • German or Swedish skills are an advantage
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressure multi-cultural environment
  • Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind
  • Is friendly, 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 makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.  

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.  

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany.   We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.   

Join us today. Together, let’s enable the future of energy! 


Christofer Haux | Hiring Manager

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