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 885 million, the company’s 5,300 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

Supplier Response (SRT) Expert


Warsaw, PL, 02-273

Country/Region:  PL

About the position

We are looking for a Supplier Response Expert (SRT Expert) who will be dedicated to solving escalations to supplier, crisis reaction and resolution, risk monitoring and prevention, and reporting to the Global Supplier Response Manager.

The main objectives are to perform the procedures provided by Kongsberg’s Instruction for Supplier Escalation Process and directives from the Global Supplier Response Manager, including reaction to supply disruptions as well as risk monitoring and prevention to avoid or minimize line stops at Kongsberg and its customers. This role has an opportunity to cooperate with KA's Operations, Logistics, Projects, Quality, Sales, Aftermarket among others.

This position will be based in Warsaw, Poland.


  • Escalation Responsibility / Offload fully the category team by owning the supplier crisis
  • Being a first line of contact for KA logistics, when delivery confirmations are not in line with the customer demands
  • Validate volume decommitments from suppliers and conduct root cause analysis
  • Request Risk Assessment and evaluate Corrective Action Plans, including Contingency/Mitigation Plans if needed
  • Review and approve contingency plans from suppliers
  • Scan spot market for available components, exploring alternatives with engineering for feasibility
  • Analyze and search for alternative suppliers/materials, considering price and delivery time
  • Collaborate with Sales for OEM approvals
  • Enable spot buy orders with suppliers and oversee delivery status
  • Track placed spot orders against received deliveries
  • Visit escalated suppliers or alternative sources when necessary
  • Handle supplier distress and disaster situations
  • Conduct Crisis Cost Analysis and implement crisis prevention measures
  • Manage capacity, including forecasting and system development for better capacity predictions
  • Conduct audits at suppliers for critical capacity increases, bottleneck investigations, and risk assessments
  • Act as System Owner for the risk assessment system RiskMethods
  • Review relevant risk indicators/areas in RiskMethods for new suppliers and those with new business, providing feedback and reports
  • Providing data and reports for category crisis, weekly SRT dashboard, monthly SRT and analysis, risk monitoring


  • 5-8 years of experience in manufacturing companies. Preferably with a minimum of 3 years’ experience within the automotive industry
  • Experience in logistics planning, tools and manufacturing engineering
  • Fundamentals of Crisis or Risk Management desirable
  • Scholarship in Logistics, Business Administration, Production Engineering or similar background
  • Computer skills including MS Office
  • SAP knowledge desirable
  • Business fluent speaking & writing level of English
  • Great sense of urgency, pragmatism and of ownership of the crisis
  • Pro-active, self-propelling
  • Can-do attitude and resilient when working under pressure
  • Hands-on style
  • Systematic and data-driven mindset with methodical problem-solving knowledge (such as 5 why, 3D, 5S, among other problem solving tools)
  • Strong teamworking facilitation skills with a high focus on mobilizing solution and follow-up meetings
  • Good conflict management skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in Europe, where crisis occur
  • High degree of personal integrity and confidence


What we offer

  • Interesting challenges at a premium Tier 1 company in the automotive industry with continuous opportunities to develop new competencies
  • Possibility to influence and make a difference in all aspects of the job
  • Cultural diversity, with colleagues from several countries in Europe, Americas and Asia
  • Learning & development opportunities with KA Learning Lab
  • Teamwork environment with open and dynamic communication
  • Hybrid working setup
  • Set of benefits available: MultiSport card, Medicover, social benefits

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:  Supplier Response, SRT, supplier
Application Id:  3469
Posting date::  May 28, 2024