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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.

Project Manager


Shanghai, CN, 201401

Country/Region:  CN

About the position
  • The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for leading the program in all aspects, from program award (or 'Request For Quotation' in some cases) until 6 months after Start of Production.
  • The PM is the guarantor of customer satisfaction in conjunction with the achievement of program quality, cost and delivery objectives, while ensuring profitability throughout the entire program lifecycle.
  • The primary goal of the position is to guarantee Kongsberg Automotive Revenue and Profit and be passionate, accountable and take ownership for all aspects of the program with the function team.
  • 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.
  • Education:
  • Bachelor degree preferred. Engineering, Technology, Business Administration backgrounds are applicable.
  • Experience & Skills
  • Fluent in Chinese and English both written and verbal.
  • 3 Years minimum Program Management Experience in Automotive Industry.
  • Good knowledge of APQP procedure, Program standards, tools and gauge. PMP Certification or proven equivalent qualification/experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage and influence a cross functional team with indirect authority.
  • Results-oriented professional who has demonstrated success in building a business where product development, marketing and financing provide unique growth opportunities in a Global marketplace.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written, presentation).
  • General technical affinity and good knowledge of R&D processes and ability to understand a broad range of technical products and diverse businesses.
Application / Contact

This position is based on Fengxian District, Shanghai, China.

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!

Application Id:  1483
Posting date::  Jul 15, 2021