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 906 million, the company’s 5,500 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

Production Manager


Suffield, US, CT 06078

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Kongsberg Automotive is looking for a strong Production Manager with a passion for process manufacturing, continuous improvement, driving operational efficiencies and managing a team of production operators in a fast-paced, seven-day facility.  Our plant manufactures products for a wide variety of industries and sectors, including automotive, truck and bus, and commercial customers.  Life within Kongsberg is never boring, as you will be responsible for ensuring that all key metrics are achieved, including OEE, safety, quality, inventory and scrap.  As a proponent for continuous improvement, you will champion Lean activities and be a change-agent.  Using your coaching and management skills, you will ensure that that your operators are high-performing in all areas.


This role is one of two production managers who drives the performance of a seven-day a week operation, with over 175 machine operators.  Meeting customers expectations and on-time delivery targets through effective scheduling, hiring, training, coaching, providing technical support and working with the Plant Manager to enhance existing  processes is paramount to success in this role.  Your keen eye for inventory control in tandem with the Materials Manager, a sharp focus on Quality in partnership with Quality Manager, and a vision for future improvements along with the Manufacturing Manager will help to round out the leadership team of the plant. This role reports to the Plant Manager and will have approximately 100 direct/indirect reports over multiple shifts.


  • College degree preferred, but not required
  • 5-7 years of production management, preferably within a multi-shift, multi-process factory
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Outlook and Excel
  • Agility in learning new computer programs and systems
  • Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Good team player- realizes the importance of each organizational function and operates effectively with peers and superiors.  Works well with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent leadership capabilities
  • Results driven- drives for continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb follow-up skills and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Frequent walking, use of telephone and CRT, sitting for extended periods.

What we offer

Besides the opportunity to put your experience and skills to use in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, where you can quickly make a difference and expand your potential, we offer a competitive pay rate, a strong benefits program including 401K with match, paid time off, and more. 

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:  Production Manager
Application Id:  3298
Posting date::  Sep 7, 2023