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Procurement Manager - Germany

  • Braunschweig
  • Braunschweig

The procurement manager will be in charge of designing, planning and executing the supply chain strategy for capital equipment and material components. As leader of the unit you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Germany and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term procurement and logistics strategy.

The unit will primarily support the factory design team to create an integrated function where technical excellence meets economical performance. Given the nature of Northvolt’s project, the supply chain shall be established from the very beginning as a strong and strategic partner to engineering and operations.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build a culture of technical curiosity, pursuit of the best deal and professional respect and ethics.
  • Building up and maintain business relationship with dedicated suppliers, able to self-manage operational level with supplier with focus on cost, delivery and quality.
  • Create a supplier panel with key long term relationships.
  • Secure a flawless documentation of every deal.
  • Contribute to build the most environmentally friendly battery supply chain in the world.

You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

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Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • A degree in engineering/economics, MSc or MBA/relevant university degree.
  • Able to build up and maintain business relationship with dedicated suppliers, able to self-manage operational level with supplier with focus on cost, delivery and quality and act as a one-voice towards suppliers.
  • Aware of basic project management fundamentals with 2+ years experience as CAPEX project buyer or project purchasing in the purchasing function from relevant industry.
  • Ability to prepare fact-based negotiation strategy and experience of a few closed negotiation rounds in complex settings.
  • Advanced knowledge of game theory principles in negotiation and of a negotiation design process.
  • Knowledge of the cost calculation models desired. Experience of creation of bottom-up cost calculation is a plus.
  • Good team player, able to influence and convince other members of cross-functional team.
  • Eager to understand various production processes and eager to scout for new technology road maps from suppliers.
  • Experience from battery manufacturing industry is a plus.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, German/Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • 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.
  • Open to travel.
  • 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 and 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

  • 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 and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​


André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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