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 Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 830 million, the company’s 5,700 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Lean Champion


Hvittingfoss, NO, 3647

Country/Region:  NO

About the position

Kongsberg Automotive, department Hvittingfoss, seeks talented and enthusiastic people who want to be involved in producing components for tomorrow's vehicles. We offer a strong corporate culture with a focus on innovation, teamwork and effective manufacturing processes. We are now looking for a Lean Champion to develop the overall lean six sigma strategy and implementation plans across the plant.  You will lead the Lean process and help our organization to become even more competitive and optimizing resource efficiency. You will work closely with our production managers and their teams.



  • Develop the strategic plan for lean six sigma implementation.
  • Establish clear measurable objectives within the operations to follow up  on these thereby ensuring that the objectives are met.
  • The annual budget and overall objectives are the main targets. Deviation from the plan shall be analysed and corrective actions are to be initiated and implemented without delay.
  • Develop an efficient and skilled lean six sigma focused organisation with trained facilitators in close cooperation with the production management.
  •  Manage lean six sigma projects in the plant
  • Support process engineers/lean six sigma facilitators in their daily work.
  • Manage continue improvements in the plant
  • Provide needed oversight and training in the area of lean philosophy, tools and techniques and continuous improvement practices.
  • Responsible to ensure that lean six sigma tools and group procedures are fully implemented and well-known within the organization.




  • Engineering degree from the university, MSc / BSc degree
  • Combination of production and/or engineering
  • Business oriented


Experience & skills

  • A minimum of three years of experience from the automotive industry. More than two years’ experience from implementing lean principles and continuous improvement tools
  • Management profile and high degree of personal integrity and confidence.
  • Ability to make quick decisions based on experience and analysis as well as advice from other people or colleagues. Cooperative and business oriented
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and preferable oral command in minimum one other language in addition to mother tongue.



What we offer

  • Work in a dynamically developing company with an established position on the international market.
  • Challenges and opportunities to implement your own ideas and professional development.
  • Good insurance and pension schemes
  • Competitive salary and compensation


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.

For any questions, please contact HR Generalist Gro G. Grini at email gro.gjellerud@ka-group.com or +47 932 84 866.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline, 30/6-23.

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:  Lean
Application Id:  2885
Posting date::  May 13, 2023