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Operating Model & Cell Cost Specialist

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Operating Model & Cell Cost Specialist to join our passionate team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in developing a new generation of large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society, and this is your opportunity to take part in leading those efforts and help drive us to success.

To deliver on Northvolt’s vision and bold expansion plans we have established the Blueprint team. The team’s mission is to deliver a digital factory blueprint of a scalable, rapidly deployable, highly efficient world class battery factory. It constitutes a comprehensive solution with guidelines and tools needed for establishment of the factory spanning process, equipment, materials, facility, utilities and people.

As an Operating Model & Cell Cost Specialist in the Blueprint team you will guide the work in the Blueprint team and the rest of the organisation by accurately estimating costs & opportunities for current and future Products, Materials, Processes and Factory concepts to ensure cost excellence in the Blueprint. Your assignment is to support the development of optimized design solutions for current and future NV cells, ensuring best in class battery cell cost. You will also support the Northvolt cell factory programs (today NV Ett in Skellefteå and NV Zwei in Salzgitter) to find the most efficient designs & solutions.

To summarize, Blueprint is a highly strategic but also execution oriented and cross functional team which aids Northvolt in our mission to enable the future of energy.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build tools & methodologies for overall analysis on battery materials and related manufacturing cost
  • Support technology development in cell projects, concept development and procurement phases to ensure design-to-cost focus
  • Support development of next generation battery cells technical and cost roadmap for both material and process
  • Drive development of the next generation Operating Model, as well as related processes, analysis tools and methods
  • Facilitate development of competitive battery cost targets for next generation NV battery cells
  • Involvement in supplier and internal development discussions supporting the key stakeholders with analysis on cost structure, metrics and potentials
  • Sensitivity analysis of process/product parameters cell cost effect (e.g. proposed cathode materials composition, electrode designs and cell sizes)

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, analytical and visionary. 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 Operating Model & Cost Specialist is a vital member of the Blueprint team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

The role is either based in Stockholm or Västerås, with frequent travels to the other site when needed.

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


  • A relevant university degree (B.Sc. / M.Sc. or similar). MSc in Engineering or Chemistry, preferably including business studies, PhD is a plus
  • Experience working with cost engineering, analytics and/or in supply chain within a best practice industrial company, as consultant, or MBA
  • Strong in structure and analytics, and also interpersonal qualities to nurture acceleration of business, revisit business models
  • Experience in working cross-functional
  • Knowledge of battery technology is desirable, but not a must

  • Knowledge of automotive industry is desirable, but not a must

  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

  • Fluency in English

  • Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages (German, Swedish, French)

Specific skills :

  • Working closely with R&D, Process, Automation, Construction, Procurement, Business Development, Finance you need to have a general understanding of all key functions of an industrial organization whilst possessing an analytical skillset to allow you to dive into detailed problem solving together with subject matter experts
  • Good listener but also willing & able to challenge experts in their own field by establishing a solid fact base & apply logical reasoning
  • Strong presentation skills: written and oral presentation
  • You need to possess leadership qualities and ability to build trust and motivation with key stakeholders to ensure implementation of initiatives
  • Understanding of product costing & integration to relevant systems (e.g. ERP) as well as Business Intelligence implementation is a plus

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.

Frida Genander | Contact Person

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