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Product Owner (m/f/d) - Germany

  • Braunschweig
  • Braunschweig

Northvolt Zwei is looking for a Product Owner (m/f/d) to join our IT department in Braunschweig. You will be given the opportunity to be a part of enabling the factory of future in addition with forming the future of smart batteries, as well as being a part of building the first European large-scale Lithium-Ion battery factory.

We’re looking for a Product Owner (m/f/d) with experience of building new products from scratch, in a fast paced environment with multiple stakeholders with wildly different needs and requirements. You have experience in working with complex software products and the ability to understand and communicate new fields of technology.

At Northvolt, we all work tightly together with a simplified structure, and we encourage different backgrounds and level of experience. 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.

We believe that you as a Product Owner (m/f/d) will lead the development team towards excellent value-adding products in terms of factory efficiency. As a Product Owner (m/f/d), you will be responsible for defining and achieving timelines, research, define and communicate stakeholders requirements and lead the development team towards reaching those in an efficient manner.

The ideal candidate (m/f/d) has experienced intense software development scenarios, ideally within automotive environment. This role demands intense attention to detail and superior communication and interpersonal skills to bridge an international team across a broad geographic area. This role requires a hands-on approach and a strong intuition for problem solving built on experience.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate and make necessary adaptions to Northvolt’s IT platform blue-print.
  • Setup the project collaboration with Northvolt in Sweden and VW in Germany, which includes listing all major tasks that needs to be done, who is doing it, and a rough time estimate.
  • Drive the IT implementations and participate in hiring the necessary project resources.
  • Frequent interaction with stakeholders from IT in Sweden and Germany, as well as the interface partners from the factory construction department.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of integrations and new IT systems.
  • Experience in cloud first applications and infrastructure and experience from manufacturing is a big advantage in this role.

You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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Skills & Requirements


  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional software development and/or DevOps experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems including leading requirements analysis, integration planning, vendor selection/negotiation, and of course project execution.
  • Knowledge about agile project management is preferred.
  • Project management certification, for example PMP/IPMA, is a plus.
  • Knowledgeable about production, quality, inventory, and maintenance operations is a preferred.
  • Experience in building and managing cloud first applications, networks, and infrastructure is a preferred.

Specific Skills

  • You have the instinct needed to provide great service, learn quickly, street smart and thrive on making this happen.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent English both oral and written, Swedish/German is a plus.
  • Great communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with team members, customers and other stakeholders.
  • Experience from working in an international environment.
  • Strong organization skills and used to manage a range of activities simultaneously.
  • Experience from start-up environment is a plus.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Wellness Grant

  • Newly renovated office in city center.

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.

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 and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​

André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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