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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.

Program Manager


Shanghai, CN, 201319

Country/Region:  CN


  • Liaise with the finance controller, build the initial Cash Flow and submit it to KAMs & Management if relevant. Make sure the key KPI of EBIT and payback to achieve company’s goal.
  • manage and co-ordinate a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments.
  • Define the project investment scheme and release investments in compliance with controlling procedures; take economical responsibility for all deviations from initial requirements.
  • Defines project approach way, resource allocation, financial planning, timing schedule
  • Launch and monitor the Program: track progress by updating project plan and budget and by leading reviews of program steps and results.
  • Pilot EC and evaluates impact to project timeline/budgets/investment if project change happen, manages change process implementation.
  • Pilot VAVE internally and externally to achieve the requirement of cost saving.
  • Create a "Program Management culture" by ensuring processes defined in the KA Program Management System (KBD) are applied at all steps, and by developing synergies between all actors involved in the program.
  • Organise communications throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Responsible for tracking and summarizing to project deliverables completion acc. KBD.
  • Ensure smooth program transfer from Development to Production Plant. Project deliverables checking and project performance assessment, lesson learning to entire project, project deliverables handover, document for project closure.
  • Get involved in all kinds of HSE activities, attend fire emergency evacuation, Attend Safety\Health\Environment  Training


  • University degree, Specialization in mechanical engineering will be a plus
  • Minimum 7-10 years experience in automotive business, including minimum 5+ years in project management
  • Expertise in MS Office and MS Project software
  • Competence in English spoken language is mandatory
  • Proficiency in project management, with high analytical and organizational skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to organize and prioritize tasks, make appropriate decisions, and be comfortable in a setting where schedules and priorities change from time to time
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers and suppliers, who may occasionally be difficult to deal with
  • Competence in automotive standards such as APQP, PPAP, FMEA, DV, PV, etc.
  • Basic understanding of accounting and finance principals
  • Readiness for frequent trips, also abroad
  • Skills in using CAD and ERP software will be a plus


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:  1028
Posting date::  Apr 18, 2021