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Indirect Purchasing Specialist

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer in Indirect Materials and Services Purchasing Team to join our passionate team in Västerås. Northvolt Purchasing is a central procurement function serving all entities of Northvolt with strategic and operational aspects of the supply chain. Indirect Materials and Services Purchasing team is responsible for all strategic choices across Technology and Indirect spend for Northvolt. We are a diverse multinational team with strong focus on strategic sourcing and digital transformation of operational purchases. In joining us you will play an important part in building our plant in Västerås to the next level.

As the Indirect Purchasing Specialist for our Labs facility in Västerås you have an exciting opportunity to work across all Indirect categories. You enable our stakeholders to run at speed while being cost-effective. You will be part of our Västerås local purchasing team but travelling to Stockholm or Skellefteå as required. This position is responsible for early and ongoing engagement with internal stakeholders and external suppliers from pursuit through product delivery. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and see the immediate results of your work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support project and site teams with strategic purchases and sourcing council approvals
  • Develops procurement plan/schedule for the site
  • Work closely with internal departments to help achieving the preset production plan
  • Act as liaison between vendors and internal requester
  • Handle local procurement of materials and services
  • Follow up current contracts with supplier and adjust them to current company standards
  • Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Has thorough understanding of the local market
  • Minimize risk by ensuring alternative sources of supply for critical items
  • Responsible to answer all of the requisitions process and order-related questions

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/Economics is preferable
  • Working experience of more than 2 years in Indirect Materials or Services is required
  • Experience identifying requirements and clearly documenting specifications
  • Fluency in Swedish and English is required
  • Experience in working with local suppliers is preferred
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus
  • Team player, able to influence and convince other team members and project stakeholders

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organised and has an eye for detail
  • Exceptionally good 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

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 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.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

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.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Robel Gebremeskel | Hiring Manager

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