Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an Operational Buyer for Cell Materials to join our passionate team in Västerås.
In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.
The Operational Buyer will be in charge of supplier contacts regarding Purchase orders and delivery confirmations, collaborating closely with Project Purchasing, Process Engineering, Manufacturing (Västerås factories), Cell Design, Automation, Quality, Logistics and Finance.
The overall mission is to place purchase orders and secure order confirmations in order to support on-time deliveries from our material suppliers.
During the start-up phase you will take active part in designing and building the purchase order process, material planning process as well as interlinked processes.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
In tight collaboration with Logistics teams, Purchasing team, Process team and other internal functions, develop a call-off process including suggestions of needed development of our business system.
Place Call-off orders and align internally on material needs and inventory
Representing the company when discussing with suppliers
Work tightly with Northvolt Purchasing Project (Upstream, Projects & Mass Production) and in full consistency with projects objectives.
He/she will report and work with suppliers to improve KPI' such as OTD
You will repost to our Internal Logistics Manager for our site in Västerås
The person we are looking for is 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. The Operational Buyer is a vital member of the manufacturing team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.
You hold a master degree in Engineering or Supply chain related field and at least 3 years experience as material planner, production planner, sourcing manager of direct materials from an industrial setting.
Experience in evaluate and improve business system functions to support ERP, Purchaser Orders, Order Confirmations and material inventory
Experience in building relations with international and multi-cultural supplier bases
Understanding of Sales and Operations planning, in order to participate in the development of our SOP Process.
Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
Highly organized and result-driven
Proactive and goes beyond expectations
Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
Passionate & purpose driven