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Quality Manager (m/f/d) - Business Excellence & Audits - Germany

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Quality Manager (m/f/d) to join our passionate team in Braunschweig.

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 Quality Manager (m/f/d) will be in charge of development and execution of the overall business quality and audit strategy for Northvolt Zwei. 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 Germany and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up a quality reporting system and make sure our quality management in general are top notch.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Definition and role out of overall business processes systematic in order to ensure automotive standards.
  • Built up transparent Quality reporting system to ensure early indicators for right control strategy.
  • Developing and role out of gate review systematic to ensure project success.
  • Define , drive and ensure successful implementation and continued certification of ISO9001 and IATF16949 or other relevant standards.
  • Manage Northvolt’s quality management system including driving continuous improvement and the integration with other management systems such as ISO14001 and ISO45001.
  • Execute internal audit programme and compile executive summary with prioritised non-conformities.
  • Responsible for ensuring action tracker is kept, up to date and that improvement actions are completed in the organisation.
  • Ensure the organisation deploys effective KPI’s and objectives and that performance is systematically evaluated and analysed.
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Quality Management.
  • Develop Business Process Management and share knowledge within the organisation.
  • Stay up to date with best practise quality management.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • MSc in e.g. Chemical/Industrial/Mechanical engineering.
  • 5+ years experience in quality management role.
  • Experienced in implementing quality management systems and standards.
  • Experienced in quality improvement and problem-solving tools such as six sigma, 8D etc.
  • Relevant quality education, e.g. ISO9001 / IATF 16949 lead auditor.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing, six-sigma (green or black belt), 8D, 5S, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949.
  • Knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based approaches.
  • Skilled in Business Process Management.

Specific Skills

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, German/Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • 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.
  • 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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