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 906 million, the company’s 5,500 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

Plant Manager


Hvittingfoss, NO, 3647

Country/Region:  NO

About the position

Are you a dynamic Plant Manager, with a background and experience from production operations, looking for new challenges where you will be a part of creating tomorrow’s clean automotive solutions?
We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference!

The job requires an experienced leader eager to be challenged and excited to contribute to Kongsberg Automotives success. You will be the Plant Manager in Hvittingfoss, where we produce parts for some of the leading car companies in the world. With over 150 employees at the factory, as well as strong ties to the global Kongsberg Automotive community with over 5000 colleagues.

This could be a great opportunity to showcase your skills, as well as develop and share your experiences as a part of a global organization where development of the global manufacturing footprint and production technology roadmap is in center. 



  • You will initiate and drive strategic initiatives to deliver cost improvement plans, mitigate financial risk and perform excellence on operational activities. We want better quality, manufacturing efficiency, best in class capital investment installation and a focus on driving cost out of the business.

  • You will set the goals and objectives and make them reality. Help us maintain and develop our position as a key supplier for the automotive industry. You will be challenged and highly visible. This role is extremely important and will report to Vice President Quality & HSE/ Vice President Operations P&C. 

  • You will lead and develop a strong team of multifunctional heads, including quality, maintenance, process engineering, production and supply chain.

  • You will establish good communication, teamwork and synergy with internal peers at product engineering, sales and marketing, purchasing, as well as with external contacts at suppliers and customers. You will play a key role in the global manufacturing footprint development of the company, as plant manager of the lead plant of the Business Unit.

Who are you?


  • Feel like you are prepared to be a strong contributor to the automotive industry due to your experience in operations and your leadership skills, thus you would embrace a challenging opportunity to move upwards?
  • Feel excited to join a high-performing team and to help to build up a brighter future for our Automotive business?


Qualifications and experience:

  •  Successful leadership experience in manufacturing within global automotive context is preferred. 
  •  Experience from automated assembly, machining and injection molding is a merit.
  •  Efficient, proactive and a hands-on approach.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Experience from driving change and building strong successful teams.
  •  University degree in relevant field.
  •  Business fluent in English and Norwegian written and spoken.
  •  Understanding of Automotive industry standards & certification.

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
  •  Good pension and health insurances 
  •  Competitive conditions

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:  Plant Manager
Application Id:  3407
Posting date::  Nov 14, 2023