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Kongsberg Gruppen

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain in Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics. You will lead our Supply Chain function, reporting directly to the President of Sensors and Robotics. You will drive and further strengthen our Supply Chain, building Supply Chain excellence across our value chains, and further developing the Supply Chain and Manufacturing strategy of our global operations. You are given the opportunity to develop the role, build valuable networks and ensure a global collaboration approach across Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics.

In this role, you show strong leadership and communication skills with a commercial mindset and deep understanding of Supply Chain requirements. As our EVP of Supply Chain, you show cultural agility and have international experience managing a diverse team. The role requires a global approach to managing teams - interfacing and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders and colleagues.

Candidates will be evaluated continuously, please apply at your earliest convenience.

Key accountabilities

  • Optimize Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics’ supply chain activities, driving coordination, execution, cost optimization and optimization of supply chain footprint across, and in cooperation with, Divisions
  • Set and execute Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics’ overall Supply Chain & Manufacturing strategy, and work proactively to realize supply chain synergies across Divisions
  • Drive ‘functional excellence’ across core Supply Chain activities, such as procurement, manufacturing operations, manufacturing technology development, supplier development, sales & operations planning and the operation/development of supporting tools.
  • Evaluate and execute on streamlining global, regional, and local Supply Chain towards efficient execution of Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics’ strategy, with minimum overhead
  • Coach and further develop the Supply Chain management team

This employment requires security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority. The successful candidate may start work with limited accesses whilst the clearance is being processed. For more information visit www.nsm.no

Qualifications and experience

  • Strong leader with significant credibility and ability to maneuver within an organization. Extensive experience with operating Supply Chain activities in maritime/technology industries preferred
  • Toughness and team skills to be able to execute on Supply Chain mandate and development of the organization, including prior experience from driving change and improvement in large organizations
  • Unifying leader with proven ability to optimize international operations and build a common culture, bridging operations between HQ functions/divisions and regional organization
  • Proven leadership experience, preferably with experience from managing large-scale international operations
  • Commercial & technical understanding of Supply Chain requirements, with the ability to translate into operations & functional Excellence that optimizes value for Divisions and Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics as a whole

You are able to

  • Develop a high reaching, but realistic business vision and translate it into a workable strategy
  • Be creative with an improvement-directed mindset, to challenge the status quo and to implement new ways of working
  • Make an impact and persuade others, and promote plans and ideas successfully
  • 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 in a large, international organization
  • Develop people through delegation, empowerment, coaching and promote self-development

What we can offer you

  • An international, dynamic, and creative environment
  • Great challenges
  • An inspiring and safe work-environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future

Work location
One of Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics’ locations in Norway

Application deadline: 14.04.2023

Point of contact
President at Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics, Martin W. Fjell, +47 976 24 859

Kongsberg Sensors and Robotics is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations, and project delivery for KONGSBERG's subsea and marine surface sensors, hydroacoustic positioning, sonar & mapping systems, robotic vessels, and communications systems.

Through its comprehensive portfolio of offerings, Sensors and Robotics continues to be recognized as a world leader in its core markets all over the world. We have a strong history and track record of delivering world-class products and services to customers across the globe. There is a firm focus on developing advanced technological and autonomous systems that optimize operations at sea – while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact – our solutions are key in transforming the maritime sector for a more sustainable future.

At KONGSBERG, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions.  We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers.

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology and dedication

Please be aware that both internal and external candidates will be reviewed for this position