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Senior Buyer Battery Cell Components (m/f/d) - Germany

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

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

This is not just a new job; this is about joining a best in class team and together build one of the first large scale battery factories in Germany. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. You have the opportunity to be in this passionate story from the very beginning.

You as Senior Buyer (m/f/d) will be in charge of sourcing production materials and contracting businesses for our ambitious factory project in Salzgitter.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of end to end assigned purchasing activities from initial offer to final project completion in tight cooperation with engineering teams (Germany and Sweden).

  • Leading sourcing, negotiation and contracting of the assigned purchasing activities.

  • Work closely with Northvolt project purchasing team in Stockholm to optimize the local supplier base and implement dedicated strategies.

  • Responsible for cost, quality, delivery and overall financial performance of suppliers scope versus budget on assigned projects (with support of Quality and Process Engineering functions).

  • Track and report suppliers ongoing performance.

  • Commercial lead for change requests / variation orders throughout project implementation.

You will get the chance have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Senior Buyer (m/f/d) is a vital member of the Procurement team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary.

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Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in engineering/economics, MSc or MBA/relevant university degree is a plus.
  • Experience in battery industry is an important asset.
  • Able to build up and maintain business relationship with dedicated suppliers, able to self-manage operational level with supplier with focus on cost, delivery and quality and act as a one-voice towards suppliers.
  • Aware of basic project management fundamentals with 5+ years experience as buyer or project purchasing in the purchasing function from relevant industry (preferably battery or automotive industries).
  • Proved ability to negotiate complex contracts, create negotiation designs and gaming and execute them in the negotiation. Experience from difficult bi-lateral and multi-cultural business relationship is a plus.
  • Eager to understand various production processes and eager to scout for new technology road maps from suppliers.
  • Knowledge of the cost calculation models. Experience of creation of bottom-up cost calculation is a plus.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English skills. German or Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Has a “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Open to travel.
  • 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.​

Malte Günther | Hiring Manager

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