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Production Manager Downstream

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

Northvolt has an exciting job opportunity for you if you like production and are passionate about working with a team, contributing to the worlds greenest battery and want to make a difference. The opening is a role as Production Manager for our downstream including all production steps from mixing to cell assembly. The position is based in beautiful Skellefteå and is part of the site management team who shares you passion for battery manufacturing.

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

As Production Manager Downstream you will lead a brand new world class manufacturing unit including planning as well as driving all production activities within the Downstream unit. Areas of responsibility will be to meet established production specifications and schedules with high focus on safety, quality, volume, productivity, cost and as well contribute to our great team.

As a leader at Northvolt you will have the opportunity to build a competent team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond.

In general we expect you to have experience in the field and it is a merit if you have been driving medium to large, innovative and challenging manufacturing plants before.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute in the development and implementation of manufacturing procedures. Allocate labour and capital resources to maximize productivity.
  • Analyze production data to identify problems and recommend solutions (for example changes to procedures, workflow, or equipment) that will improve performance.
  • Encourage and empower the organisation to implement continuous improvements.
  • Liaise with functional or operational area managers (for example in planning, logistics, maintenance, technology, quality) and together adopt the present to the future.
  • Develop plans, cost estimates, and schedules and implement future needs into existing manufacturing activities.
  • Together with maintenance plan, prioritize, and manage production line maintenance or downtimes to minimize disruptions to manufacturing schedules.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop a team of highly motivated managers who are responsible for various production activities such as, machine operation, processing and assembly.
  • Drive implementation of new methods, tools and processes and sharing of best practices.
  • Foster a culture with strong focus on environment, health and safety to meet local legislation, policies and far beyond

You are a team player with a passion for people, 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. You will be a vital member of the Manufacturing 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.
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


  • Master of science in engineering
  • Proven Leadership in large Manufacturing Organizations (100+ people)
  • Experience in the modern Operations Management principles: Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma and digital solutions
  • Documented leadership training

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Structured problem solving methods
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and complex international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose driven

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, exceptional 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 and sense of belonging and relatedness in the team
  • The ability to communicate guidelines to a multidisciplinary, as well as multinational, workforce is essential.
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills
  • 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 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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