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Supply Chain and Logistics Development Manager (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 Supply Chain and Logistics Development Manager (m/f/d) to join our passionate team in Braunschweig.

You will focus on conceptualizing, designing and building logistical framework for Northvolt Zwei operations across its entire geography, logistics procurement as well as secure processes and resources necessary for operational deployment and execution.

Our mission is to support Northvolt’s growth and expansion with logistical expertise and to create a robust logistical framework, within which Northvolt Zwei can operate.

You have substantial experience in the field of logistics and excellent understanding of end to end supply chain. You have been active across multiple transportation modes (road, rail , sea and air), engaged with direct material suppliers, worked with inventory and warehousing - both in-house, as well as 3PL-operated.

You have worked with logistics for global sourcing, but your professional home is Europe. You have been driving or have been engaged in greenfield or brownfield projects, where logistical solutions, routes and networks were built from the ground up or heavily re-designed.

In your life you have also tackled the topic of return logistics with all of its challenges, especially when it comes to Dangerous Goods.

Ideally you are very familiar with the requirements of automotive industry, having run logistics for an OEM or a 1-st tier supplier.

Ensuring optimal level of service at the right cost and with minimum possible burden for the environment, in your job you will:

  • Design and build end-to-end logistics, connecting Northvolt's suppliers, factories and customers.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the mother companies to create an effective and cost conscious logistics operation.
  • Developing processes, Standard Operations Procedures and Service Level Agreements.
  • Having end to end responsibility on the logistics procurement contracting and supplier Management.
  • Continuously improve overall Northvolt logistical operations.

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. You will be a vital member of the Procurement and Supply Chain 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.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in logistics, engineering or business, MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree.
  • 8+ years working experience in Logistics or Supply Chain Development, ideally with greenfield/brownfield projects, ideally at an OEM or 1st tier supplier.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently .
  • You MUST have worked in an international, multicultural environment.
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of computers and systems: ERP, WMS, TMS (preferably D365 suite), MS Office.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English and German written and oral skills, 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 (mainly to Sweden).
  • 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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