Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Kongsberg, with revenues of over EUR 885 million, the company’s 5,300 employees are spread over 17 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Junior Supplier Response Team (SRT) Specialist


Hallbergmoos, DE, 85399 Mölndal, SE, 43135 Warsaw, PL, 02-273

Country/Region:  DE

About the position

We are looking for a Junior Supplier Response Team Specialist who will be dedicated to solving escalations to supplier, crisis reaction and resolution, risk monitoring and prevention, and reporting to the Global Supplier Response Manager.

The main objectives are to perform the procedures provided by Kongsberg’s Instruction for Supplier Escalation Process and directives from the Global Supplier Response Manager, including reaction to supply disruptions as well as risk monitoring and prevention to avoid or minimize line stops at Kongsberg and its customers. This role has an opportunity to cooperate with KA's Operations, Logistics, Projects, Quality, Sales, Aftermarket among others.

This position will be based in Hallbergmoos/Germany, Gothenburg/Sweden or Warsaw/Poland.


  • Escalation Responsibility / Offload fully the category team by owning the supplier crisis
  • Being a first line of contact for KA logistics, when delivery confirmations are not in line with the customer demands
  • Handle supplier distress and disruption situations
  • Validate volume decommitments from suppliers and conduct root cause analysis
  • Request Risk Assessment and evaluate Corrective Action Plans, including Contingency/Mitigation Plans from suppliers
  • Analyze and search for alternative suppliers/materials, considering price and delivery time
  • Visit escalated suppliers or alternative sources when necessary
  • Conduct visits to suppliers for critical capacity increases, bottleneck investigations, and risk assessments
  • Review relevant risk indicators/areas in RiskMethods for new suppliers and those with new business, providing feedback and reports
  • Providing data and reports for the Purchasing team when required


  • First experience within the manufacturing industry
  • Experience in logistics planning, tools and manufacturing engineering
  • Fundamentals of Crisis or Risk Management desirable
  • Degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Production Engineering or similar 
  • Computer skills including MS Office
  • SAP knowledge desirable
  • Business fluent in English
  • Great sense of urgency, pragmatism, and of ownership of the crisis
  • Can-do attitude and resilient
  • Systematic and data-driven mindset
  • Strong teamwork orientation
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in Europe


What we offer

  • Possibility to influence and make a difference in all aspects of the job
  • Cultural diversity, with colleagues from several countries in Europe, Americas and Asia
  • Learning & development opportunities with KA Learning Lab
  • Teamwork environment with open and dynamic communication
  • Hybrid working setup

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!

Keywords:  Supplier Response, SRT, supplier
Application Id:  3469
Posting date::  Jun 27, 2024