The electrification or cars, trucks and busses is one of the most extensive and disruptive industry transformations ever. Northvolt leads this change and aims to become the leading battery partner for the European automotive industry and set new benchmarks for sustainability and CO2 footprint
As a commercial manager, you will work in the forefront of this transformation by working close with our current and future customers on key strategic & commercial topics.
We believe you have a solid background either in management consulting or from a Business Development / Strategy role in the industry. You have a strong commercial judgement and a track record of successfully managing projects and achieving results. As a person we believe you are analytical, structured, like to set and execute plans and meet ambitious targets.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Build & maintain strategic partnerships with customers.
Define & follow strategy for overall commercial terms in customer agreements.
Set and track business cases for new products and new customers.
Work together with Key Account Managers in RFI/RFQ phase to define commercial proposal
Involvement in key commercial negotiations with customers
Set commercial strategy for the business unit to secure further growth
You will be part of the Automotive & Foundry Business Unit and work closely with our Key Account Managers & Project managers, but also work with other departments such as Strategy, Finance and R&D. You will be based in Stockholm, and travel occasionally to our other sites in Västerås/Skellefteå and to our customers in Europe. The role reports to our Director of Commercial.
Skills & Requirements
MSc, MBA or similar
3-5 years of experience from either a Business Development role or from Management Consulting
Successful history of working with commercial topics towards customers/clients
Knowledge of battery industry is desirable
Startup and growth company experience is a major advantage
Excellent English written and oral communication skills in both technical and business environments
Strong analytical and presentation skills
German or Swedish skills are an advantage
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressure multi-cultural environment
Thrive working within tight deadlines and excellent at time management
Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humor and a curious mind
Is friendly, passionate & purpose driven
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.