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.

Logistics Specialist


Normanton, GB, WF6 1TN

Country/Region:  GB

About the position

Are you a dynamic Logistics Specialist, with a background and experience of manufacturing operations, looking for a new challenge in a fast paced and growing business?

At Kongsberg Automotive Normanton we manufacture parts for some of the most premier automotive companies in the world including Aston Martin, McLaren, and Jaguar Landrover, alongside the manufacture of the highest quality PTFE hose used in both automotive and industrial sectors.  With over 250 employees in the UK, and strong links to the global Kongsberg Automotive community of over 10,000 colleagues, this is a great opportunity to showcase your skills within the logistics function and develop your experience as part of a global organisation.

Your day to day role will will work hand in hand with our operations team to ensure the smooth flow of materials to meet production needs and the outgoing transport and documentation for finished goods which are exported across Europe. You will have the opportunity to make this position your own by developing systems and procedures to streamline processes, plus collaborate with the wider logistics team in developing the wider logistics function.


Your new role will include ownership of the areas highlighted, plus the opportunity to identify and develop improvements:

  • Monitor and control of customer schedules
  • Regular use of customer portals to check data / control orders and KPIs
  • Booking of transports with transport companies or customer
  • Create daily picking lists for despatch
  • Represent Logistics at daily production meetings
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers on Logistics issues
  • Control returnable packaging using specified portals and service providers
  • Maintain OTD for customers.  
  • Establish a solid professional relationship with customers, suppliers and internal supports. 
  • Creation of internal manufacturing plans and vendor schedules
  • Ensuring 100% parts availability for production
  • Understand internal capacities as well as available capacity at the supplier


To be successful in this role you will need a range of skills to set you up for success:

  • Qualified to GCSE Level standard or equivalent.
  • Understanding of Automotive portals and EDI systems
  • Experience of working with Transport companies and booking deliveries
  • Import/Export experience including post-Brexit documentation
  • First class communication skills & confidence to work across all levels of the business
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • IT Literacy - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Project, SAP / MRP

As part of a small team you will also contribute a range of attributes:

  • Assertive, Logical, Analytical, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Proactive, Responsive, Autonomous, Team Working 
  • Confidence to represent Logistics in difficult conversations
  • Fast paced customer focused attitude
  • Ability to make quick rational decisions under pressure

What we offer

We offer a competitive salary of £35,000 plus benefits including condensed working hours (37.5 hours, finishing at 1pm Fridays), 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays, 5% employer pension contribution, life assurance, employee discount scheme, birthday time off, free onsite parking, and regular staff events.

We also promise you a welcoming culture as part of a small, hands on team. You will also work as part of a global community that provides you with development opportunities both professionally and personally. At Kongsberg Automotive we want you to prosper and be happy, because when you succeed, we succeed. 

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!

Please register your CV/resume and cover letter, or reach out for further information.

Within your application, please include your notice period and salary expectations.

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:  1907
Posting date::  Jan 14, 2022