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.

Project Manager - Air Suspension (f/m/d)


Hallbergmoos, DE, 85399

Country/Region:  DE

About the position

Our Business Unit Couplings is seeking a Program Manager (f/m/d) to join our Couplings team in Hallbergmoos (close to Munich, Germany). This role is responsible for projects / programs within the product family with customers.


  • Manage program deliverables from a cross functional team to achieve the agreed program goals and objectives
  • Following internal systems and procedures, the Program Manager will bring products or systems from a specific product line and/or systems from strategic identification to running production
  • Global Lead for product family definition, improvements and implementation according to regional customer requirements
  • Support R&D and Programs Management with product improvements and cost reduction proposals for assigned product family
  • Maintain a focus on initiated projects to gain additional benefits for the business area through gaining efficiencies in program (operational, design, purchasing)
  • Project planning and documents creation, maintenance and updates thereof; regular review of the project documentation
  • Overview and control of economy (budget, turnover, contribution, etc.) of the business; reporting of the project/program status to the Steering Committee (STC)
  • Host program meetings on an as needed basis with customers and internal program teams to ensure Kongsberg is meeting customer requirements and project targets


  • BS or BA degree in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Mechatronics, Materials) with a solid experience as a program manager within the automotive industry or equivalent
  • Interpersonal skills, personal drive and confidence to lead and work with cross functional teams to earn trust and team support to meet program objectives
  • Knowledge and experience about the product development process (APQP) and project management within Automotive. Experience in other areas e.g. production, quality, purchasing, marketing and/or product/process development is desirable
  • Ability to make quick decisions and think clearly and react effectively under pressure while remaining focused on key objectives and strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills to lead and work within global cross functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Microsoft Office Suite, esp. planning tools e.g. MS Project, PLM etc.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards for electrical & electronical components developments and testing (e.g ISO 26262,…) and Automotive standards (eg. APQP, IATF 16949) is an advantage
  • English fluent, both oral and written skills; German knowledge is a plus
  • The job may involve travel to other countries and KA locations as required and as directed by the Functional Manager and/or Business Area Director

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:  1892
Posting date::  Jan 22, 2022