Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Supplier Quality Manager to lead our bold team of Supplier Quality professionals and to play a key role in establishing the raw materials and components for Northvolt production of Li-ion cells and batteries.
In joining us you will play an important part in establishing the supplier network for the first large scale European Li-ion factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality professionals and leaders with industry background.
You will be accountable for early establishment and development of new suppliers, quality management in supplier localisation projects, the supplier quality toolbox for supplier quality evaluation and selection, supplier quality agreements etc for Northvolt’s raw materials and components, reporting to the Head of Quality. You will also be accountable for parts qualifications and quality assessment of suppliers to ensure a flawless transition into manufacturing and supply of our products.
The Supplier Quality Manager will be a senior expert in supplier quality management, specifically in Automotive industry, which includes deep knowledge in parts development and qualification, PPAP, IATF16969 quality system and requirements, quality process design, quality control and assurance, process robustness and monitoring of material and component quality performance etc. You will play an important role in taking lead for supplier quality, collaborating with Northvolt Purchasing, engineering and design, Manufacturing etc.
In general, you have a long experience leading professional supplier quality teams and have been driving large, innovative and challenging projects internally and with external partners in the area of new sourcing, localisation, quality development, qualification, efficiency and optimisation. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment.
The candidate should be analytical, logical and a strong leader with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The person we are looking for is an empowering team player with excellent leadership skills. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and beyond. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Supplier Quality Manager is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt 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.
Exposure to supply chain, with understanding of end-to-end quality management
Experience form working with a supplier base in Asia
Excellent leadership skills with a proven track record to build high performing teams
Project management skills and a successful track record of leading complex quality improvement programs in manufacturing and with suppliers
Familiar with SPC, Cpk, FMEA, control plans, drawings and SC CC, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem solving methodology
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays
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!