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Director Automotive Cell Modules

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

The electrification of cars, trucks and busses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the preferred battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint.

As a part of our Automotive team you will, together with dedicated international colleagues get the chance to build up a world class Automotive module R&D group.

We believe you have a solid background in building and leading R&D teams within the Automotive industry. You are an inspiring leader but at the same time love technology and being very operational and entrepreneurial.

The mission of our Automotive module team is to design and industrialize industry leading battery modules. This is done in very close collaboration with both our customers vehicle projects as well as our own cell development. Main focus is on mechanical design, thermal design and simulation as well as the integration with our customers platforms and power trains. The team also works close with our ESS battery systems group in order to share knowledge and resources.

As a Director Automotive modules you will be responsible for building the team and our capabilities but you will as well be highly involved in the development and close interaction with our customers.

You will be based in Västerås, Sweden with commuting distance to Stockholm. Since most of our customer are based in Central Europe some travel will be required.

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy. What we all have in common is that we are bold and passionate, and in whatever area we contribute to - we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

Apply with CV and cover letter 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


  • MSc in Engineering or relevant degree
  • Min. 7 years experience from development of cell modules in the automotive industry
  • Experience from building and leading R&D teams in an Automotive environment

  • Ability to work well with cross functional technical teams

  • Solid understanding and hands on experience with Automotive Development Processes is required
  • Knowledge of battery industry is required
  • Startup and growth company experience is an advantage

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in PowerPoint and MS Project
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
  • German or Swedish language is an advantage
  • 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 humour and a curious mind

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!

Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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