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People and Culture Director BU Systems

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People and Culture Director Systems

About Systems:

With our headquarters in Stockholm and production in Gdansk, Poland, we are committed to driving innovation and shaping the future of our industry. Through innovative engineering, the System teams is revolutionizing the way society electrifies automotive, off highway industrial vehicles, and stationary energy storage.

At Northvolt, we prioritize collaboration, creativity, and diversity in our workforce, striving for an inclusive and supportive work environment.

The role: We are now seeking a dynamic and hands-on People and Culture Director to join our Business Unit Systems team. In this role, you will be responsible for both strategic leadership and operational execution, playing a key role in shaping the organizational culture, developing talent, and driving people development across our sites in Stockholm and Gdansk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the President of Systems and functionally to the Chief People Officer you will be responsible to develop and execute the People Strategy in the BU.
  • Leading the BU People team, the role will be responsible for the execution of operational tasks efficiently, ensuring the smooth functioning of HR processes.
  • Shape the organization in the most efficient and productive way leading and supporting leaders and business executives in the BU through growth and transformation.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organization to understand current and future business requirements.
  • Leading the BU People team, the role will be responsible for the execution of day-to-day operational tasks efficiently, ensuring the smooth functioning of HR processes.
  • Contribute to strategic planning initiatives by providing insights and recommendations based on industry trends and internal data analysis.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, aligning them with organizational goals.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work culture through employee engagement initiatives and support programs.
  • Partner with executive leadership to identify and address key talent gaps, succession planning, and leadership development needs, fostering a pipeline of future leaders.
  • Oversee all aspects of employee relations, including performance management, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions, ensuring fair and consistent practices.
  • Drive employee engagement initiatives to enhance morale, motivation, and productivity across all levels of the organization.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to assess the effectiveness of HR programs and policies, making recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to HR and DEI, proactively advising leadership of the BU on relevant matters.
  • Lead the talent acquisition team towards achieving recruitment goals and maintaining a robust pipeline of high-caliber candidates.
  • The role requires frequent travels between Sweden and Poland
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