Director of Procurement Materials



västerås, sweden
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated Director of Procurement Materials to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Revolt team based in Vasteras.

We are looking for an operationally experienced Director of Procurement to lead and develop the
Procurement department in Northvolt’s business unit Materials.

As a team, and in co-operation with for example the Programs, Operations and Feedstock Supply
Chain departments, you will strategically and operationally lead the procurement for the Business
Unit, including a project procurement team handling all equipment and construction
procurement as well as a team handling operational site purchasing.

The Materials Business Unit is under intense ramp-up and incorporates the recycling division
(Revolt) as well as the Cathode Active Material division (CAM). The industrial plants that are being
ramped and developed over the coming years are primarily developed for chemical process
technology but also include major mechanical process equipment. The procurement team consist
today of around 10+ people and is growing. In this role, you will be reporting to the VP of
Business Operations at Revolt and be part of the Business Operations Management team.

Job scope:
Responsible for leading the purchasing department for Materials business unit.
• Defining and driving overall procurement strategy for all technologies, materials and
services necessary for Cathode Active Materials (CAM) and recycling facilities (Revolt’s)
investments, operations and R&D (except for direct materials for recycling).
• Ensuring the procurements strategies are fully aligned with Materials goals and objectives
both on strategic and tactical levels, including meeting sustainability targets as well as
approved budgets and timelines.
• Establishing and developing sustainable procurement processes and procedures to
support efficient company growth.
• Growing and developing a team of procurement professionals to support the execution
of procurement activities across all processes, both projects and operations.
• Ensuring an effective collaboration and alignment across functions in the Materials
business unit and with the other Northvolt teams, leveraging on expertise and synergies.
Key responsibilities include:
Overall areas of responsibility and activities:
• Purchasing Team leadership: drive, develop and steer the team towards ambitious goals
in alignment with the company objectives, including meeting environmental and
sustainability targets.
• Define short, medium, long-term strategies for procurement in the CAM and recycling
business supporting R&D, industrial scale investment projects, and operations across
multiple sites.
• Define and develop procurement processes and tools to support company growth in an
efficient manner.
• Develop and industrialize supply chain market in a new and dynamic environment to
support company growth.
• Drive Materials Sourcing Council and lead sourcing decisions for the business unit, in
accordance with the company policies.
• Ensure a close cooperation with all departments and alignment with the business targets
and priorities

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in english or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.