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Production Block Manager

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

Northvolt has exciting job offers for Production Block Managers to join our passionate team in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories and contribute to the transformation to a carbon-free society.

The Production Block Managers will take responsibility for planning, directing and monitoring all production activities within your designated process area in order to maximize the use of the organization’s resources and meet established production specifications and schedules; safety, quality, deliveries, efficiency, cost, and people.

Northvolt’s journey starts in Västerås, Sweden with Northvolt Labs, a prototyping factory already in operation, while the giga-factories Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany are being constructed and planned. As a key player in the Northvolt Ett team you will have the opportunity to develop and implement strategy, tactics, and policy deployment for the process block area based on the Northvolt Ett strategy, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden, as well as beyond.

The role:

As Production Block Manager you will be joining our team in Northvolt Ett Production as one of five Production Block Managers who are leading, directing, evaluating, and developing a team of Shift managers who are responsible for various production activities such as, machine operation, processing, assembly or packaging. In joining this team, you will gain extensive insight into Northvolt’s manufacturing, as well as get support and opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills. The Production Block Manager is a vital member of the Northvolt Ett Production team and, alongside being a part of a vibrant and diverse organization, you will be key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

You:

We are looking for an enthusiastic learner who takes ownership and responsibility for tasks and is eager to collaborate to achieve great results. We would like to see that you have a background in modern Operations Management principles such as Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma. You will be participating in developing and/or implementing manufacturing procedures and allocate labor and capital resources to maximize productivity and yield. You will be working with analyzing production and malfunction records to identify problems and recommend solutions (for example changes to procedures, workflow, or equipment) that will improve performance. Previously you will have had firsthand experience in developing new methods, tools, and processes in dynamic and fast-changing environments, being responsible for implementation in your own area, and sharing of best practices. In general, you have a collaborative spirit, and you are eager to contribute to building great end-results.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Liaise with functional or operational area managers (for example in planning, logistics, maintenance, technology, quality) and together understand current and future needs and develop plans, cost estimates, and schedules for integrating these needs into existing manufacturing activities.
  • Together with maintenance, plan, prioritize, and manage production line maintenance or downtime to minimize disruptions to manufacturing schedules.
  • Has full managerial responsibility for multiple shift teams. Work is normally carried out in an indirect manner (as 'grandparent') and by setting organizational targets.
  • Ensure that work is performed in accordance with Northvolt’s Code of Conduct, applicable legislation, and policies as well as the management system routines and standards.

You will get the chance to have a real impact on Northvolts success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Please 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

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor of science in mechanical/industrial engineering
  • Proven Leadership in manufacturing Organizations
  • Experience in the modern Operations Management principles: Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma
  • Documented leadership training
  • Worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven

Personal success factors

  • Visionary, able to paint the picture of the near and far away future
  • Challenges, in a bold way, current behaviors and ways of working
  • Close to employees, follow up, encourage, very good in feed forward and feedback
  • Role modelling, being the safe and healthy role model
  • Create team spirit, sense of belonging and relatedness in the team
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.

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!


Niclas Stengård | Hiring Manager

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