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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.

HR Manager / Generalist


Hvittingfoss, NO, 3647

Country/Region:  NO

About the position

The role as HR Manager site Hvittingfoss, combines operational and strategic HR support for location Hvittingfoss for all functions. You will drive the local HR agenda and be an integral part of the Plant Management Team. As HR manager you will design and align HR related programs, processes, trainings with business targets. You will coordinate and run required recruitment activities for the location. Facilitate and ensure the engagement of mangers in key process such as performance management, talent management, succession planning, salary reviews etc.

You will belong to a truly international HR team with colleagues from around the world, leveraging our strengths as global player in the automotive industry.

Your support, advice and counsel will be crucial for the leaders in Hvittingfoss to develop and grow the organization locally. Your eye for talent, diversity and growth mindset will be a key to success.

Who are you

•    You have experience from all aspects of HR and thrive in an all-around role.
•    You understand what it takes to operate in a growing commercial business environment as well as in production and apply a flexible     approach to ensure impact.
•    You are self-motivated and have a strong drive for results.
•    Your communication and interpersonal skills are well developed and you inspire trust and confidence in others to build trusting relationships.
•    You are passionate about people and culture development, you find, encourage and promote individual and group strength.
•    You are not afraid to speak up and take tough decisions.
•    You see discipline in execution as a given part of the business.

Qualifications and Experience

•    Extensive experience within HR Generalist roles
•    HR Management experience
•    Experience from Automotive Industry and or Manufacturing experience
•    Proven track record working with Norwegian Employment Law & Collective Agreements
•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related business degree. 
•    Can-do-attitude and eager to try and learn new things
•    Efficient, proactive, and a hands-on approach
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Business fluent in English written and spoken
•    Well versed in MS Office
•    Insight into SuccessFactors is an advantage

What we offer

•    High paced global environment with endless opportunities
•    Possibility to influence and make a difference in all aspects of the job
•    Inspiring and people oriented leadership
•    Growth opportunities and career development
•    Integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork

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:  1736
Posting date::  Sep 3, 2021