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Category Specialist MRO and Consumables - Equipment Purchasing

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås +2 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås +2 more

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

Northvolt Purchasing is a central procurement function serving all entities of Northvolt with strategic and operational aspects of the supply chain.

As the Category Specialist of MRO and Consumables, you will get the opportunity to develop and maintain strategies and spend across the categories while working closely with the Maintenance Teams as well as with Equipment Category Team. 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 :

  • Plan and Execute the deployment of the MRO in Northvolt Locations
  • Establish Cross-functional cooperation with Maintenance Teams in both Vasteras and Skelleftea Sites
  • Develop and implement warranty, repair, and recovery program
  • Set the standards for Service Level Agreements for MRO
  • Negotiate pricing, supply, and quality in a highly structured and organised MRO market with multiple players
  • Establish catalog direct buying practices for E-Commerce MRO categories
  • Implement procedures and protocols for management of MRO master data, ensure the integrity of the data system and develop a long term strategy for master data management
  • Develop a program for managing inventory levels for MRO spare parts, identify and direct the obsolescence of non-producing or obsolete materials.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders from different functional areas, considering each group’s interest, while making unbiased sourcing decision based on the concept of the total cost
  • Maintain knowledge of market and industry trends within area of expertise and communicate the potential impact on business.

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


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree with preferred focus on Sourcing & Logistics, and/or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated MRO category management experience or in Category procurement function
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Experience in working with local suppliers is preferred
  • Experience identifying requirements and clearly documenting specifications
  • 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 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.

Robel Gebremeskel | Contact Person

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