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Director of Quality Skellefteå

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Director of Quality to join our passionate team in Skellefteå.

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 Director of Quality will be in charge of all Quality aspects of the new site and Factory. 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 Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term Quality plan reporting to the Head of Quality.

The unit will primarily support the Programme, Process Engineering and Manufactuirng teams but also R&D and Purchasing to create a successful, high Quality Operations in Skellefteå.

In general you have a long experience in Quality Management and Quality tools and methodology and have been leading large, innovative and skilled quality organisations in the past, compliant with IATF16949.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with methodologies like six sigma, 7 QC tools, 8D and root cause analyses.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the site is compliant with the Northvolt Quality Management System and ensure successful implementation and continued certification of ISO9001 and IATF16949 or other relevant standards

  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Quality Management

  • Hosting Customer audits

  • Accountable for Product Quality including processes, methodology and deployment of tools to achieve quality objectives such as PFMEA, control plans, SPC, Cpk and structured performance evaluations and improvement plans

  • Initiates quality improvement projects utilising six sigma methodology for more complex quality issues
  • Deploy quality improvement and problem-solving methodology and toolbox including capability and utilisation in the Skellefteå organisation
  • Ensure delivery of quality milestones and documentation in projects
  • Non-conformity management of incoming material and parts as well as in production and ensure timely 8D completion
  • Manage customer complaints
  • Drive development of new innovative technology and methodology in the field of Quality
  • Build and lead a team of highly skilled quality professionals

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Director of Quality is a vital member of the Skellefteå Site management team and the Quality Leadership team 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 September

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


  • MSc in e.g. Chemical/Industrial/Mechanical engineering
  • 10+ years’ experience in senior leadership role in industries where safety is critical (automotive, pharma, chemical, food, …)
  • Experienced in implementing quality management systems and standards
  • Experienced in implementing quality management systems and standards
  • Experienced in quality improvement and problem-solving tools such as six sigma, 8D etc
  • Experience in building a successful Quality organisation in a very fast growing environment
  • Exposure to supply chain, with understanding of end-to-end quality management

Specific Skills/Abilities:

  • English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing, six-sigma (green or black belt), 8D, 5S, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based approaches
  • Skilled in Business Process Management
  • Promoting and requiring facts and data driven decision making in the organisation
  • Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure Quality vision is understood and implemented correctly
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive
  • Passionate and purpose driven
  • Has a can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

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! 

Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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