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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.

Operations Manager


Ljungsarp, SE, S-514 55

Country/Region:  SE

About the position

We are looking for a driven, self-disciplined, confident and convincing Operations Manager to join our Team, at our plant, in Ljungsarp.

As Operations Manager, your main goals are to ensure out-put to achieve on-time delivery to customers against agreed schedule dates and deadlines. Your responsibilities will be achievement of both Production´s, logistic and Operations KPI´s including delivery, cost, quality, safety and inventory. Furthermore, you have a responsibility to plan, develop, organize and co-ordinate the production team´s activities, in order to maximize production, within a safe, efficient and effective working environment. You will be responsible for managing a distribution outlet. This job will entail transacting with shipping companies to facilitate smooth distribution activities. You are responsible for planning and coordinating warehousing and transportation in the distribution chain.

You will also direct forecasting, customer service, production planning services and manage personnel and direct daily operations. To maintain stock balance regarding raw, semi and finished materials and to keep our order systems up to date regarding customer orders/forecasts. To maintain planning parameters to be as optimized as possible and follow-up on forecast and make necessary corrections. You drive operational performance through lean techniques and active involvement of the production workforce.

  • Responsible for ensuring out-put to achieve on-time delivery to customers against agreed deadlines.
  • Responsible for the achievement of both Production’s and Operations KPI’s including delivery, cost, quality, safety and inventory.
  • Hold Sales Order Planning meetings and ensure the manufacturing requirements are clearly established.
  • Implement, improvement and change activities to solve bottleneck problems and drive up the performance of Production / the facility.
  • Manage manpower resources, train and develop employees to achieve their full potential.
  • Understand and comply with employment legislation, with support from HR
  • Ensure effective communication, promote teamwork and a ‘can do’ culture.
  • Manage Health, Safety and Environmental activities to ensure compliance with legal and company requirements.
  • Develop and Performance management of Production teams
  • Working with other departments to ensure Business objectives and processes are followed and maintained.
  • Review Manufacturing processes and efficiencies utilizing lean toolbox
  • Implement and deliver 5S program improvements to meet KA standard level 5 (And Sustain)
  • Significant experience of manufacturing operations within an engineered products business.
  • A proven understanding of Lean tools and techniques and their implementation to improve performance.
  • Experience of managing ERP systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to schedule a busy workload – Good Time Management
  • Supervisory experience, managing a department through team/cell leaders.
  • Manpower management and development skills and experience
  • Able to analyze data for reports and understand figures
  • A strong, clear communication style, excellent motivational techniques and a collaborative approach to delivering objectives.
  • A good solid Manufacturing / Engineering background.
  • Good working skills of MS Office
  • Experience of Health and Safety legislation
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.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Johan Svenson, +46 761 015 338

Union representative Tobias Olsson, +46 321 533 356

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:  691
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