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Purchasing Category Manager - Equipment

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer in the Equipment Purchasing Team to join our passionate team in Stockholm.

Our challenge, if you join us
We are responsible for procurement of all mass production equipment required to produce the world's greenest Lithium-ion battery cells.
Our goal is to enable a world-wide long-term partnerships with suppliers that will support Northvolt on its path towards 250 GWh of installed production capacity by 2030, this with state-of-the art manufacturing technology.
We are steering simultaneous engineering projects, strategic partnerships and supply chain localisation to Europe.

Your challenge, if you join us
You will manage equipment sourcing projects across all Northvolt new factory programmes for a dedicated process equipment category.
You will maintain and further develop business relationships with our current and future supply base.
You will be responsible for scouting of new potential suppliers & technology as well as for category strategy and business awarding.

You will own and develop supplier relationships to improve performance and ensure Northvolt's objectives.


  • Develop aligned category strategy to support Northvolt's growth and competitiveness
  • Scout and evaluate potential suppliers and technologies to support the strategy
  • Assure cost competitiveness through deep understanding of cost drivers and should-costs for mass production equipment, focus on target costing and identifying cost improvement ideas with suppliers
  • Execute business awards, validate offers and proposals, perform commercial & contract negotiations
  • Drive supplier performance through data driven relationship management, and hold the master plan from supplier engagement with internal stakeholders

Profile: We are looking for a curious life-long learner eager to make an impact for sustainable future who goes an extra mile and strives for excellence, never gives up and is eager to collaborate.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is ASAP.

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 degree in Engineering, MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree
  • Working experience in operational management consulting, or relevant purchasing experience
  • Experience from difficult bi-lateral & multi-cultural business relationship
  • Skills in cost structure & should cost analysis

  • Very good team player, able to influence and convince other team members and project stakeholders

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Willingness to travel for EU and overseas business trips, and for regular visits to Northvolt sites including Västeras and Skellefteå

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 gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. 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.

William Butler | Contact Person

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