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Program Manager - Industrialization

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Program Manager - Industrialization to join our 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.

Northvolt’s Battery Systems business unit is developing, industrializing and producing energy storage solutions targeted at the grid storage, industrial equipment and portable electrical equipment. Our solutions range from modular components to complete scalable systems. We offer a range of building blocks, packs and racks as well as complete scalable systems to support various battery business needs.

Plan and execute the industrialization of the product (battery module, sub-pack and pack) and its manufacturing processes, specify and manage the supply of the prototyping and series production equipment, propose modifications to the Battery Systems prototyping and manufacturing footprint to fit the Program* needs, and design the factory.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Activity planning & budgeting:

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, define the execution plan (including qualitative and quantitative assumptions) for the scope: industrialization of the product and its manufacturing processes, supply of prototyping and series production equipment, manufacturing footprint and factory design.

  • With the support of the Program Planner, establish the detailed time schedule for the Product Development work package.

  • With the support of the Business Controller, define the budget for the scope, including personnel and external services. Budget for prototyping and production equipment is defined by the Technical Lead.

  • With the support of the Interface and Risk Manager, coordinate with the other work packages in the Program to ensure that interfaces (i.e. information, equipment and materials to be exchanged between work packages to ensure timely execution) are well identified and planned.

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, prepare the list of documents and material deliverables for the work package, and plan their issuance, review and approval schedule.

  • With the support of the Program Quality Manager, and in duo with the Technical Lead, define the plan to assure quality of the scope, and the inspections and controls needed to control quality (in engineering, equipment development and supply, installation and commissioning)
  • With the support of IT, ensure that work package has the right tools and systems for their work (e.g. document storage and sharing, analytical and modeling tools, digital twin…)

  • Organization and governance:

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, organize work within the work package including definition of roles and responsibilities of team members, setting meeting cadence (including check-ins, reviews…), communicating regularly within the team.

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, prepare a resource plan for the work package and communicate it to the Battery Systems Management team that will coordinate with the Recruiting team. Join the interviewing panels and ensure fit of candidates to their roles in the team. Monitor progress of recruitment vs resource plan.

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, foster an inclusive and supportive work environment within the team that encourages boldness, passion and excellence.

  • Management of execution:

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, and in collaboration with other work packages and functions in the Program, lead the execution of the scope according to the plan and to achieve the Program objectives.

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, identify any potential changes to the Execution Plan for the scope (incl. assumptions), and address them in accordance with the change management process for the Program.

  • With the support of the Program Planner, continuously measure the progress of work and compare with the baseline schedule. Analyze any deviations, define associated action plan for recovery and monitor implementation.

  • With the support of the Interface and Risk Manager, identify and actively manage the key project execution risks related to the scope.

  • With the support of the Document Controller, ensure that the documents written by the work package are issued, reviewed and approved in time and in a way that ensures sufficiency and clarity of information within the Program

  • Reporting: with the support of the Program Planner and Program Controller, prepare monthly reports for the work package on key achievements, relationship with the Customer, progress, cost, quality and main execution risks. Attend weekly Program management meetings

  • Customer relationship:

  • Jointly with the Technical Lead, ensure that the Customer requirements are understood and addressed by the team. Communicate regularly with the Customer on all aspects related to the execution of the scope, in order to develop a successful partnership with the Customer. Attend the Steering Group meetings with the Customer.

  • With the support of the Commercial and Legal functions, ensure that the scope is executed are done in accordance with the terms of the contract with the Customer

  • Capturing Lessons Learnt to address critical issues and prevent repeated mistakes​

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


  • A university degree, preferably in Engineering or Business
  • PMI certification or MBA a plus
  • Relevant experience required (i.e. directly linked to the requirements of the position/role)
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience post graduate. Has worked on several projects, ideally in similar business area: battery modules and packs, or more broadly the industrialization of new product for application in automotive or industrial machinery
  • Minimum 2 years of leadership experience
  • Working experience either in Technical Project Management, Engineering or Operations

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Working with customer-oriented projects used to being the link between the customer and Northvolt to address technical scope and issues
  • Experienced in product development processes including product roadmaps, requirements traceability management (verification / validation), safety certifications
  • Has experience in working in a multicultural environment (e.g. working in international teams, international projects etc
  • A structured approach to working & problem solving
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to apply logical thinking to resolve faults and issues with appropriate corrections and measures
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Stakeholder Management and strong communication skills
  • Focus on quality and getting delivery first time right
  • Ability to guide the team in time management, and the attitude to foster a productive and passionate culture

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!

Ulrika Franzén Körlof | Hiring Manager

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