We are looking for an experienced and driven Director of Quality Improvement to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories by utilizing Six Sigma methodology and process specialist knowledge to increase quality level, performance and reliability of pr... Visa mer
We are looking for an experienced and driven Director of Quality Improvement to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories by utilizing Six Sigma methodology and process specialist knowledge to increase quality level, performance and reliability of processes and product in manufacturing, and contribute to Predictive Quality model.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lead and develop a team of process quality & improvement specialists
Utilize and roll out Northvolt Six Sigma methodology and toolbox to Northvolt Ett
Upskill the Northvolt Ett organization as relevant in six sigma application
Mentor staff at various positions, e.g. green belts, process quality and sponsors in their application of Lean and Six Sigma tools, techniques and principles.
Optimize and control processes to reduce or remove process steps and to excel at predictive quality
Lead task force urgent problem solving teams, lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities
Lead and consult complex black belt improvement projects and cross-functional teams
Drive elimination of variability and achieve high process capability, reliability and robustness
Utilize advanced traceability data to drive improved quality performance
Work closely with Digitalization to leverage advanced data models for predictive quality performance
Ensure Capability development in 8D and Six Sigma methodology, including delivering training and checking skill level continuously
Contribute to Production System implementation together with Production Management
Take part and advice in developing PFMEA's
Collaborate closely with Production Management to ensure effective Quality Performance
Improvement portfolio is executed with successful outcome
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.
Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.
Skills & Requirements
* *Education/Experience requirements :
MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
Education in relevant quality and industrialization discipline
Experienced in complex problem solving and process optimization, skilled in DoE, multivariate data analysis, MSA, DMAIC etc
Knowledgeable in appropriate statistical software, e.g. MiniTab, Modde/Simca, Python, MatLab
Certified lean six sigma professional, black belt or master black belt
Knowledgeable in statistics and multivariate data analysis
5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume high value assembly/production
Experience of quality management in relevant industry, e.g. battery, automotive, pharma, food, pulp & paper, FMCG
Knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
Knowledge of battery cell manufacturing processes
Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers
Expert in Lean, six sigma, 8D and Quality troubleshooting tools
We believe that you have:
Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
Highly organized and results driven
An eye for detail
Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
Innovative and creative who thinks outside the box
Strong Leadership skills and ability to lead in a matrix organisation
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
Personal success factors:
Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
Flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
Passionate & purpose driven
Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization
Nestled in the north of Sweden, Skellefteå provides an idyllic scene for nature lovers. The home of Europe's largest green battery gigafactory, Skellefteå is a pioneer in driving Europe towards sustainability. With its vicinity to the water and natural reserves, Skellefteå provides a great balance between quaint city life and exploring the surrounding nature for weekend excursions.
Relocating? Northvolt has got you covered. With our local, in house relocation team, we will ensure you and your family smoothly settle into your new northern life. Northvolt supports with relocation expenses as well as pre-departure, home-finding, and settling-in support for the entire family. Visa mindre