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 830 million, the company’s 5,700 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

Operational Excellence Champion


Suffield, US, CT 06078

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our organization is built by people and great teamwork. We are a truly global company, and we believe in the advantage of diversity and together we create a workplace that brings the best out of everyone.
We believe in a sustainable  future and with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together to be second to none. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.

Do you want to be part of the change?

Then join our team in Suffield CT, as a Operational Excellence Champion where you will develop, train, implement, maintain and improve processes and systems related to KAs Operational Excellence program. To coordinate and drive continuous improvement throughout the operational facility.


    Support/Coach/Implement Operational Excellence in-line with the plants Op Ex Roadmap. Oversee, manage and facilitate improvements within the Operational Facility and functions to improve efficiency, streamline processes and reduce costs within the business. 
•    Support effective and consistent Policy Deployment by cascading Corporate and Business Area objectives within the site.
•    Coach leadership (at all levels) within the operational facility focused on delivering business results and building competency in Continuous Improvement methods. 
•    Provide leadership/mentoring/training to all levels within the operational facility on the use and practice of C.I. methodology and tools (e.g. 5S, visual controls, standardized work, VSM & A3, Heijunka, Jidoka, Kaizen, Six Sigma, etc…); facilitate large-scale, cross-functional kaizen events.
•    Focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
•    Facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills.  Act as a key driver of change within the facility, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the enterprise-wide changes to employees, helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s transformation.
•    Drive C.I. for selected model new product introductions.
•    Develop appropriate dashboards & influence cross functional team members to meet aggressive Op Ex Programmes and Business Targets.
•    Mentor Engineering and Manufacturing Project Leaders and cross functional Team members; develop common understanding of relevant concepts & available tools. Drive consistency across Products & Programs.
•    Drive effective on-going communications throughout the facility on the implementation of C.I. thinking to help drive culture change and advance C.I. competencies; provide clear and regular communication on the facilities goals and objectives of C.I. thinking and provide a system for measurement of results of C.I. activities on an ongoing basis.
•    Work with all elements of the business to integrate Op Ex, to include engineering, new product development, supply chain, inventory management, and production control


Education:                                     To degree level and or with relevant practical experience. 
Practical experience and skills:     A minimum of 3 years’ experience within C.I.
                                                      Knowledge of VAVE/Lean/Six Sigma 
Special requirements:                   Reporting and Presentation
                                                      Relevant Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques (DoE, DMAIC, root cause analysis etc...)
                                                      Computer skills including MS Office
                                                      High degree of personal integrity and confidence
                                                      Good conflict management skills
                                                      Facilitation skills with a high focus on solutions

What we offer

We offer a high-paced environment with endless opportunities to learn, work on great teams, and see the results of your efforts. 

Our salary, vacation time and full slate of benefits are competitive and attractive.

To apply today, 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

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:  Operational Excellence
Application Id:  3055
Posting date::  May 27, 2023