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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Global Category Manager - MRO, Facility and Utility (f/m/d)


Hallbergmoos, DE, 85399

Country/Region:  DE

About the position

The successful candidate will have global responsibility for management and sourcing of the assigned categories (MRO, facility and utiliy) and projects controlled by the Kongsberg Automotive Indirect Material and Services team.


• Co-operation with stakeholders to map future needs and leverage KA spend

• Develop and propose a global category strategy for the assigned category

• Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance

• Establish a base of preferred suppliers

• Supplier relationship management

• Monitor performance of suppliers and the compliance with guidelines and the capacity

• Capture savings and develop and implement sourcing strategies for the categories

• Establish good contracting and acceptance practices

• Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws

• Manage knowledge and processes, and ensure project team members are applying best practice and work according to defined processes.

• Apply and transfer knowledge and experience to other team members in order to maximize team performance.

• Lead the Category Council (CC) (plan and perform regular meetings, co-ordinate/align strategy and communicate to all stakeholders)

• Mentor Buyers and/or stakeholders

• Lead an improvement workstream, or part of a workstream, as defined by the management team


  • University degree in business administration, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years' experience in international category management in the area of maintenance / repair and operations (MRO), facility and utility management service
  • Proven experience in successful negotiations
  • Market knowledge within Automotive preferred
  • Project management experience, relationship and stakeholder management
  • Strong communication skills and cost-orientation mindset
  • English skills fluently spoken and written, German and/or other language skills are a plus

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  1319
Posting date::  May 19, 2021