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Factory Quality Manager - Poland

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

Northvolt is developing its first facility to industrialize and produce battery systems. In order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market, we are setting up a state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions in Gdansk, Poland.

The Factory Quality Manager and the team will drive bold quality improvements, achieve excellent results and KPI's and systematically prevent non-conformances. You will have an opportunity to build a competent and dependable team, be an effective organizational leader and a member of the factory management team. You will closely cooperate with other Northvolt teams such as Production, Maintenance, Process Engineering and R&D. You will ensure that the quality system is efficient and effective in measuring, evaluating and improving quality across programs, services, operations and products. You will report directly to the COO.

Key responsibilities

  • Defining Quality strategy, approach and execution
  • Leading and directing the Quality team at Northvolt Poland
  • Establish the Quality excellence roadmap and drive the execution from first start-up of commissioning activities to a high level of reliability and robustness
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Quality Management.
  • Be accountable for the product and process quality, mentor and provide quality leadership to own team and other factory staff
  • Set bold Quality targets, e.g. process capability, variability and non-conformances
  • Drive recruitment to the team, induction planning, training and performance evaluation of quality and production employees.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Management and quality improvement methodology such as Lean Six Sigma
  • Monitoring of all the Quality activities, test results, defects and non conformities, root cause analysis/8D investigations and identifying areas of improvement as well as improving the QMS. Implement steps required to improve the processes.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Relevant University Degree
  • Strong experience and skill in supporting IT solutions (quality, dashboards, reporting, ERP).
  • Fluent English is a must
  • Quality Management experience preferably in high volume manufacturing
  • Be a strong leader with experience in implementing and shaping the company's Quality processes, strategies and performance
  • Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure Quality vision is understood and implemented correctly.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, six-sigma (green or black belt), 8D, 5S, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949.
  • Be an advocate of the Quality Management System, Continuous Improvement and industry recognised Best Practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based approaches.
  • Flexible with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive.
  • Experience in building a successful Quality organisation and achieving high quality performance.
  • Permission to work in Poland

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

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.

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!

Tomasz Chrobak | Hiring Manager

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