We are looking for an operationally experienced Manager Supplier Quality to grow and lead our Site Supplier Quality team at Northvolt ETT in Skellefteå, Sweden. As a team, and in co-operation with Group Quality Organisation, you will tactically and operationally grow and drive all Direct Material Supplier Quality activities related to the operation and expansion of our Gigafactory, including cathode manufacturing plant, in Skellefteå. The site is currently under intense ramp-up and focus of the local Supplier Quality Team is to enable our ramp-up by ensuring the right quality level from all Direct Material Suppliers. In this role, you will be reporting to the Senior Director of Supply Chain in Ett and be part of the Local Supply Chain Management team.
Some of your key future responsibilities:
Grow and lead the Site Supplier Quality Team for Direct Materials, Packaging and Logistics consisting of Supplier Quality Engineers and Specialists sharing the passion for Operations
Lead tactical response to Supplier quality Non - Conformities impacting production performance or Customer ramp-up
Monitor performance metrics for suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality requirements, drive supplier development in collaboration with the Group Supplier Quality Team
Lead the initiation of the charge back process in case of material non conformity
Improve and Develop necessary Processes and Standards to ensure compliance with customer and certification requirements
Collaborate with Local Quality in Ett to ensure efficient communication in case of Supplier Non-Conformity Cases
You share our passion to make the world a better, cleaner place. You are characterized by curiosity, motivation to take on new challenges, and a strong “can-do” attitude which you spread contagiously with your team and peers. Being a Supplier Quality professional with operational experience, you have worked in automotive or industrial manufacturing environments. You are convinced that working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment does not only drive value, it also is a source of energy and satisfaction for you as a leader. You are service oriented and understand that Supplier Quality is important to Northvolt’s operations and you are able to manage demanding customer requirements. You have proven to take and guide solid decisions under uncertainty through balancing risks and possible trade-offs.
This position is a full-time employment and will include occasional traveling to other Northvolt sites and suppliers. Please apply with cover letter and CV or your complete LinkedIn profile.
The world is turning its back on fossil fuels. With the change comes new opportunities and new demands for industry. Together, let’s build a cleaner world.
Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and has grown to over 3,000 people from over 100 different nationalities.
Northvolt has to date secured more than $55 billion worth of contracts from key customers, including BMW, Fluence, Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Polestar, to support its plans, which include establishing recycling capabilities to enable 50 percent of all its raw material requirements to be sourced from recycled batteries by 2030.