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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.

Human Resources Manager


Zurich, CH, 8004

Country/Region:  CH

About the position

Are you a true HR Generalist? Do you enjoy working in an international HR environment and taking part in HR digitalisation to create value for the organisation? Here is a great opportunity to plan, organise and controll all the activities and actions of a whole HR department and becoming part of the Corporate HR team in Zurich, headquarter of the Kongsberg Automotive Group (KA).


  • Contributing to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Responsible for the entire employee lifecycle process:
    • General HR administration such as employment contracts, reference letters etc.
    • Manage and own the payroll process for the headquarter in Zurich with support of an external provider
    • Recruitment efforts for all Zurich positions (advertisements, pre-selection, conducting interviews etc.)
    • Conducting new employee orientations
  • Advice and support for employees and managers on any HR issue
  • Manage employee data in ERP-Tool (SuccessFactors); coodinate and lead local implementation of new modules or updates including conducting training sessions
  • Digitalise and maintain department records and HR reports
  • Maintaining and revising the company’s handbook on policies and procedures; compliance with employment rules and regulations
  • Recommending new policies, approaches, and procedures
  • Participation and support in local and global HR projects
  • Representing the HR department during audits (Tax, Finance etc.)
  • Assist in other HR related duties as assigned by the Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related business degree (e.g. eidg. HR-Fachausweis)
  • 3-5 years operational Human Resources experience required including recruitment and payroll; international environment desirable
  • Strong knowledge of employment law/regulations and social security in Switzerland
  • SuccessFactors knowledge a must; advanced MS Office user
  • Excellent communicator with internal and external stakeholders and fluent in English and German; other languages a plus
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, quickly change the focus, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Straight-forward attitude and thinking, and a discreet, empathic and trustworthy personality
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate, collaborate and lead local projects 

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your full application and reading your motivation letter why you want to join our team.
Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and annual 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:  1308
Posting date::  May 14, 2021