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Kongsberg Gruppen

Directors Naval Business


We are currently seeking three individuals to join our team in the exciting role as Director Naval Business. This opportunity spans three areas: Finance and Contracts, Operations, and Business and IT Architecture.

As part of the newly established Strategic Naval Project, you will play a key role in transforming KM into a leading provider of commercial products for Naval vessels and maritime customers. You will be building a foundation that will give KM the necessary license to operate in the Naval business.

Do you thrive in a role where you are able to set the direction? To plan systematically against high-set goals, while you cooperate and maintain rules to find the best solution? We are looking for you that take responsibility for your actions, and are determined, innovative and curious in your way of working. Do you also have experience, interest or knowledge within the naval or defense marked and within relevant fields, we welcome your application.

We look forward to welcome you aboard!

Lead with innovation and impact. Protechting People and Planet drives us forward.


For the “Director Finance and Contracts” position:

  • Build the necessary competence within Finance and Contracts for KM to be Naval ready
  • Establish a compliant and efficient Finance and Contracts organization

For the “Director Operations “position:

  • Build the necessary competence within Supply Chain, Production, Repairs, and ILS for KM to operate compliant and efficient in the Naval market
  • Establish a compliant and efficient KM Naval Operations organization

For the “Director Business and IT Architecture” position:

  • Build the necessary competence within IT, Security, Compliance and Export Control for KM to operate correct and efficient in the Naval market. This role shall work closely with key personnel within KM (Security, Compliance, Export Control) and KONGSBERG IT (IT) to find the right solutions for the KM Naval Business
  • Design and establish a compliant and efficient IT environment for KM to operate in the KM Naval Market

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree within relevant fields (as stated under responsibilities)
  • Experience, knowledge or interest within the field of Naval or defense
  • Understanding of KONGSBERG’s Defense and/or Maritime business is preferred
  • Good understanding of the defense business
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in Norwegian and English


At KONGSBERG, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every requirement. Research shows that women and minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Your unique perspective is valuable to us. Your skills, attitude and perspective could be exactly what we are looking for!

This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority, clearance through Civil Aviation Authority or a background check.

You are able to

  • develop a high-reaching, but realistic business vision and translate it into a workable strategy
  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • adhere to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
  • communicate in a clear, precise and structured way
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals


What we can offer

With us, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefit packages with good development opportunities in an international environment. We have flexible work hours and holiday arrangements in addition to a good pension and insurance scheme. We offer an inspiring and safe work-environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future.


Work location
One of Kongsberg Maritime’s locations in Europe

Point of contact
Jarle Solvang, Vice President Naval Business Development, tel.: +47 916 33 182


Kongsberg Maritime is a technology pioneer, enabling a more sustainable future for our oceans. Our zero-emission integrated technologies advance the maritime industry and solve our customers' toughest problems. With unmatched competence, domain knowledge, innovation, and market reach, we are the trusted maritime partner. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 35 countries

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We are determined in our work to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

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