Supplier Quality Development Engineer (Cells - Batteries)



Quality Assurance
Gdańsk, Poland
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Job Description

We are looking for a driven Supplier Quality Development Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future, with a focus on Li-Ion, or other chemistries of cells (pouch / prismatic / cylindrical).

About the job

You will oversee production process development/improvement and quality management for new and existing suppliers, which includes leading and coordinating APQP and PPAP activities with suppliers, early quality assurance of suppliers, developing and ensuring the application of supplier quality toolbox, assessing and auditing suppliers as well as continuous quality reviews and problem-solving to ensure a flawless transition into our manufacturing and supply of our products.

The Supplier Quality Development Engineer need to have experience in supplier quality management, especially in developing suppliers during the industrialization phase as well as the experience within mentioned commodity. Knowledge in the cells production process and supplier quality development tools is required.

You will play an important role to lead and coordinate quality activities with the suppliers and have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment. You will work not only with Northvolt supply chain, but also engineering and design, R&D, the suppliers and many other teams inside and outside of Northvolt.

About the team

The role is a part of our passionate SQDE team based across both Stockholm, Sweden (head office) and Gdansk, Poland (NV manufacturing site). We are continuously building a team of experienced Supplier Quality Development Engineers with an industry background. By joining us, you will be a key player in ramping up a worldwide supplier base and contributing to building one of the first large scale European battery factories. You will be based in Gdansk, where some team members already are having their office space.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute supplier audits, specifically QMS and Process Audits
  • Advise category managers on nomination strategies based on the quality performance
  • Support the cross functional NV team and oversee suppliers APQP process and successful PPAP completion
  • Ensure all quality requirements are collated from all parts of Northvolt, communicated to suppliers and implemented at their side in an effective way
  • Support supplier nonconformity management and escalation process