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

Director Compensation & Benefits


Zurich, CH, 8004

Country/Region:  CH

About the position

Mobility connects people. People shape mobility. Do you want to be a part of creating tomorrow’s clean automotive solutions by developing people and culture? Do you want to be a part of leading a global HR community driving change and transformation? We are looking for someone who wants to challenge and to make a difference!  

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Compensation and Benefits Director to join our global team. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of compensation and benefits programs, be able to design and implement effective programs and have a passion for creating a workplace that attracts and retains the best talents worldwide. You have the ability to work on strategic, tactical, as well as operational level and switch seamlessly between different venues and stakeholders. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you have the ability to influence and make a real difference. 

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, you will be a key driver of the total rewards strategy for KA globally. You lead the Global Comp & Ben team consisting of a C&B Manager and a C&B Analyst, in the future the scope may be increased. 
You will be a key member of the Global HR Leadership team, your support, advice, and counsel will be crucial to senior management. The position is based in our Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. 


You will be responsible for the complete Compensation & Benefits area including but not limited to 

  • Develop and implement compensation and benefits programs that align with the company's strategic objectives and values. 
  • Ensure that compensation and benefits programs comply with legal and regulatory requirements. 
  • Analyze market data to ensure that our compensation and benefits packages are competitive and in line with industry standards. 
  • Work with senior management to develop and implement performance-based compensation programs that drive performance and align with the company's objectives. 
  • Oversee the administration of all compensation and benefits programs, health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee benefits. 
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and consultants who provide services related to compensation and benefits programs. 
  • Monitor and analyze trends in compensation and benefits programs and make recommendations for changes or improvements as needed. 
  • Ensure that all compensation and benefits programs are communicated effectively to managers and employees. 
  • Lead and oversee yearly global salary reviews for office workers 
  • Lead the Global Management Incentive Programs and related activities 
  • Prepare material for the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee 
  • Coordinate the Compensation Committee 
  • Process management for Performance Management and Global Mobility 


  • University degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in compensation and benefits area with at least 3 years of experience in a leadership role. 
  • Strong knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to compensation and benefits programs. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and develop a team 


What we offer

If you are passionate about compensation and benefits programs and want to work for a leading automotive company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for career growth and development. 

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. 

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Oscar Jaeger, Interim Head of HR Kongsberg Automotive, +46 701 473404 


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:  Human Resources; Compensation; Benefits; Director
Application Id:  3071
Posting date::  May 12, 2023