Director - FREYR Center of Excellence for Product Development, Boston
Do you want to manage complex development projects in close collaboration with us?
FREYR Battery is on a mission to decarbonize energy and transportation systems globally by producing the world’s most sustainable battery cells.
The first step towards achieving our goals is building battery cell factories in Mo i Rana. We will soon be opening the doors to our Customer Qualification Plant – Norway's first industrial-scale lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facility. Here we will validate and improve technology, materials, and cell designs as we prepare for commercial production at our Gigafactories. FREYR intends to install 50 GWh of battery cell capacity by 2025, 100 GWh annual capacity by 2028, and 200 GWh of annual capacity by 2030.
We will build battery cell factories of increasing size in Mo I Rana and further globally as a significant contribution to the transition to a green economy. Without batteries, there can be no real change in the global energy system, the key to limiting global warming. These factories are a significant contribution to a more sustainable future.
We are looking for a highly qualified Director to ensure that FREYR becomes a world-leading battery producer by ensuring that our technology partner programs are managed efficiently.
The Product Management group functions as the link between Technology Development and Sales departments. The creation of this link is the key to making our technology useful for the end-user.
You will be expected to program manage complex development projects in close collaboration with FREYR and technology partners.
The ideal candidate has experience in working with project or program management in relevant technology industry and has excellent communication skills.
Your main tasks will include:
Coordinate deliverables across organizations and cross-functional teams.
Work closely with both technical teams for technology development and on the commercial topics
Governance of joint development programs
Scheduling and reporting on progress
Change management in ongoing projects
Work on continuous improvements in best practice development project management
We are looking for the following qualifications:
M.Sc. Engineering, industrial engineering, MBA or other relevant programs.
Minimum of 5 years of experience with project/program management in relevant industrial applications
Experience in working with complex industrial projects involving supplier/ customer relations
Fluent in English, both written and oral
The following qualifications are advantageous, but not a requirement:
Experience from technology development project
Experience of working in an international company
Experience in establishing and working with quality systems for new product introduction
Desirable personal qualities to best succeed in the role:
Co-operative and ambitious
Structured and organized approach
Proven problem-solving abilities
Takes personal responsibility
Thrives in start-up environment
Ability to work under time-pressure
We offer the right candidate an important role in developing Norway's first battery cell production facilities. Energy storage is an important key to the world's switch to a sustainable, green economy. FREYR is a frontrunner in Europe's rush to build capacity in battery production. A shift from fossil fuel to electricity-from-renewables could deliver 75 - 90% of the CO2 emission reductions required.
FREYR has to move fast. The world needs both battery cells now, and ever better battery cells in the future. With us you will learn a lot and a lot will be expected of you. We aim to pick high performers that will slot in immediately.
FREYR offers a clean Nordic solution to the rapidly growing global demand for high-density and cost-competitive battery cells for stationary energy storage (ESS), electric mobility, and marine applications.
We are targeting the production of environmentally friendly battery cells through a business model intended to maximize long-term value creation and unlock sustainable, superior returns to our stakeholders.