ADVANCED PURCHASING ANALYST
Electrification of future mobility 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.
Northvolt is now looking for an Advanced Purchasing Analyst to join our procurement team in Stockholm. In joining us you will be part of a team driving value engineering, benchmarking, and component cost analysis. You will work closely together with Category Managers, Customer Projects, Cell Design and Business Development to evaluate the needs, challenge cost assumptions, and identify cost improvement levers including business model changes.
You have a solid background on thorough cost analysis and improvement projects focusing on design-to-cost, either as a consultant or within an industrial company. We believe you have a solid technical understanding - battery knowledge is desirable - to be able to collaborate with our technical experts, same time having a solid commercial understanding to analyze related metrics. As a person we believe you are analytical, curious, structured, love to execute plans and meet ambitious targets.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to
Perform overall analysis on battery materials and related manufacturing cost
Component cost breakdown based on bottom-up calculations
Involvement in development and procurement phases to ensure design-to-cost focus
Establish and develop purchasing design-to-cost processes, analysis tools and methods
Leverage on supplier and competitor benchmarking, market trends and opportunities to drive cost improvement projects and consult actively on material strategy roadmaps
Involvement in supplier discussions and negotiations supporting the category buyers with analysis on material cost structure, metrics and potentials
MSc in Engineering or Chemistry, preferably including business studies, PhD is a plus
Experience working with cost engineering, analytics and/or in supply chain within an industrial company, as consultant, or MBA
Experience in working cross-functional
Knowledge of battery technology is desirable, but not a must
Strong skills in quantitative discipline and critical thinking as well as computer skills to address complex coherences at the interfaces between development and procurement
Excellent English skills, in both technical and business environment
Strong ethical values and keen interest in sustainability
Ability to work well with others in a team, 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
Please apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment.
Planned starting date is asap.
Strong in structure and analytics, and also interpersonal qualities to nurture acceleration of business, revisit business models
Capacity to grow into an operational role either in Materials Purchasing or in Equipment or in Cell Projects
Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
Passionate & purpose driven
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
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 gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. 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.