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Senior Manager of Manufacturing for Battery Systems

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

Northvolt is expanding and we are hiring a Director of Manufacturing for or Business Unit - Battery Systems.

The Director of Manufacturing will be in charge of industrialization and manufacturing our lithium-ion battery systems, material management, inventory, assembly, shipping and quality of the processes and products to meet the requirements of the production schedule and the customer’s delivery expectations.

You will be responsible for the development, implementation of controls and procedures for the achievement of high quality and efficient production flow through operations, both for our low-volume and planned greenfield high-volume facilities. You have experience of working with stakeholders, select, justify, acquire, install and qualify new production equipment and processes. We believe that you have a background in building and launching new production lines, and if you have done so for electronics manufacturing or battery manufacturing this will be considered a plus. You will likely know the vendors of machinery, factory equipment and automation systems from previous engagements.

You will be part of building a dependable team from scratch, capable of scaling Northvolt’s batteries operations in Sweden and beyond. As a Director in the Northvolt organization, you will be part of the business area leadership team and report to the President for Battery Systems.

Apply with CV 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

Key responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, direct and conduct industrialization related activities
  • Work with the product design team to optimize products for effective manufacturing (DFM)
  • Oversee the building of a large-scale battery factory
  • Develop, manage, audit, improve and correct supplier planning
  • Suggest and lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between suppliers and Northvolt´s internal stakeholders
  • Responsible for supplier audits to ensure the ability to meet expectations

Skills & Requirements:

  • Master degree or equivalent experience in Electrical/Mechanical /Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5 years of manufacturing experience in a high volume, highly automated advanced manufacturing facility
  • Documented experience from taking a large scale factory from planning to production
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operational excellence and continuous improvement practices and a working knowledge of the application of information technology to support process development
  • Understand the cost of ownership for various lithium-ion systems processes/materials with a proven record of effective cost reduction.
  • Successful track record of scaling industrialization in a fast-growing environment
  • Strong technical writing ability and aptitude for explaining complex issues in a concise and plain manner
  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment
  • A plus if you have experience in lithium-ion battery technology

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.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

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!

Justin Barozie | Hiring Manager

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