QHSE Manager
Oslo / Kristiansand

About the company

Elkem Advanced Battery Materials' Northern Recharge project aims to supply the fast-growing battery industry through a competitive production process and make batteries greener with lower CO₂ emissions.

At Elkem, we have developed advanced process technology and materials for over a century. With access to clean hydro power and highly skilled employees, Elkem is ready to deliver your potential into a new century of sustainable energy and transport.

  • High-end synthetic anode graphite for the most demanding applications.
  • Competitive and sustainable hydro power based production.
  • Reliable supplier with strategic location in Europe.
  • Your development partner with strong competence in carbon and silicon materials and lithium-ion batteries.
  • In our in-house lab and pilot plant we will tailor-make products to your specifications.

About the role

Elkem ASA is developing a new business entity defined as Elkem Advanced Battery Materials AS and is seeking a QHSE manager to join this exciting entrepreneurial venture!

The successful candidate will be motivated by a fast-paced environment and will be our quality Manager building and managing the quality and HSE systems of the new entity.

The key aspect of the position is to build highly effective systems for word-class quality standards as we seek to make our mark in the rapidly growing electric vehicle battery industry.

A high degree of interpersonal contact, internally and externally, as well as planning, analysis and proactive contact with suppliers, authorities and customers is required. The position requires some international travelling.

Main Tasks

  • Most important areas of responsibility:
  • As part of the management team you will act as the company focal point for QHSE matters
  • Work with the management team and operations to develop simple and effective QHSE objectives
  • Advise company organization and top-level management in relation to QHSE requirements and public regulations
  • Contribute to the overall development, maintenance, and improvement of a required management system
  • Develop and ensure that the quality management system is digitalized and fits the requirements of various future projects and applicable standards in automotive and electronics markets
  • Responsible for implementing and developing Company HSE system in cooperation with Elkem corporate HSE
  • Define and implement the company audit plan in accordance with existing and relevant new coming standards for the industry, perform periodic analysis of QHSE statistics and communicate output with recommendations
  • Follow-up and measure effect of QHSE improvement, procedures, tools, and systems
  • Ensure the best practices are employed for safety of our employees, investments and our communities

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in appropriate science (e.g. chemical, engineering, math, statistics)
  • At least 10 years of relevant industry experience. Experience from chemical industry, process industry, battery industry or automotive is an advantage
  • Preferable previous experience as a QHSE manager, at least 3-5 years of experience in a specific quality function
  • Enjoy working in a high pace environment
  • Energetic with the ability to drive implementations and improvements
  • Good team player
  • Fluent in English and Norwegian (preferably)
The position reports to General Manager, Europe, and is located in Oslo or Kristiansand. The employee must expect some traveling and to stay in other locations in periods.

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