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Production Area Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Area Lead Manager to join our passionate team in Västerås.

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

The purpose will be to plan, direct, and monitor all production activities within the process area to maximize the use of the organization’s resources and meet established production specifications and schedules; safety, quality, deliveries and efficiency, cost, people.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement strategy, tactics and policy deployment for the process area based on the Northvolt LABS strategy.
  • Develop and/or implement manufacturing procedures and allocate labor and capital resources to maximize productivity and yield.
  • Analyze production and malfunction records to identify problems and recommend solutions (for example changes to procedures, workflow, or equipment) that will improve performance.
  • 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.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop a team of Shift managers who are responsible for various production activities such as, machine operation, processing, assembly or packaging.
  • Has full managerial responsibility for multiple shift teams. Work is normally carried out in an indirect manner (as 'grandparent') and by setting organizational targets.
  • Be part of developing new methods, tools and processes. Responsible for implementation in own area and sharing of best practices.
  • Ensure adherence to Northvolt Code of Conduct, applicable legislation and established policies and guidelines within area of responsibility.
  • Accountable for environment, health and safety as per local legislation, policies etc. Physical area of responsibility according to H&S layout.
  • Identifies and resolves complex technical, operational and/or organizational problems.
  • Ensure that work is performed in accordance with the management system routines and standards.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Process of Area Lead Manager is a vital member of the Northvolt LABS team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

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

Skills & Requirements


  • 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

  • Must have 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

  • Highly 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 well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high 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 drive

Personal success factors

  • Visionary, need to be 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

  • Very good in empowering people to make people act

  • Role modelling, being the safe and healthy role model

  • Create team spirit, sense of belonging and relatedness in the team

  • The ability to communicate to a multidisciplinary, as well as multinational, workforce is essential.

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills

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.


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