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Product Development Quality Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Product Development Quality Manager to join our business unit - Battery Systems passionate team in Stockholm.

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.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have a good familiarity regarding different manufacturing methods.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Subject matter Expert (SME) on NPD process
  • Manages all aspects of quality and continuous improvement across several new product developments and various customer groups
  • Full APQP process leader and ownership for customer launches
  • Fulfill our customers’ Quality System requirements e.g. Advanced Product
  • Quality Planning (APQP) and manage the relationship with our customers
  • Quality representatives
  • Demonstrate full ownership of product quality by driving all relevant functions towards robustness in meeting specifications/performance requirements
  • Facilitate Risk Management process in compliance to appropriate external standards and corporate policies
  • Provide technical support to NPD teams in generating risk files for new products
  • Develop customer satisfaction plans
  • Turn "voice of the customer" into user needs and quality goals for new products
  • Develop test methods/procedures to support product validation efforts
  • Coordinate activities associated with "Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)", ensuring that fabricated items are traceable to documented standards at release of product to production
  • Evaluates risk of new products i.e. creating inspection criteria and performance validation
  • Document issues and ensure lessons learned are captured/shared amongst the teams
  • Work with production sites & industrialization team to prepare for launch requirements
  • Gain cooperation of colleagues, conduct presentations of technical information with specifics on projects/schedules and timelines
  • Responsibilities include understanding customer requirements and expectations, and developing/driving actions and schedules to support their delivery
  • Awareness of Design to Cost and Design for Manufacturability & Assembly principles
  • Make line audit - may travel and provide oversight at manufacturing sites in preparation for product launch (ensure that APQP docs is consistent with manufacturing methods employed at production line, their controls, process layout etc.)

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) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Product Development Quality Manageris a vital member of our Business Unit Battery Systems and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

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

Education/Experience

  • Bachelors / Masters degree in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial Engineering or similar with typically 5+ years professional experience
  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods – welding, soldering, adhesive bonding, machining, stamping, injection-moulding or forming
  • Basic knowledge of in-process & end-of-line test equipment for mechatronic systems
  • 8D problem solving

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • 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

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! 


Mark Ellis | Hiring Manager

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