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Kongsberg Gruppen

Manager, Operational Excellence


An exciting opportunity has arisen as Manager, Operational Excellence, in the Automation and Control division, reporting to Director of Digital Transformation. As the Manager of Operational Excellence, you will drive and steer towards achieving our goals in standardization across product management and delivery of our products and thereby enhancing project, program, and portfolio execution. Your role will be pivotal in supporting and empowering the organization, driving continuous improvement and implementing new digital solutions across multiple disciplines.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead process improvement initiatives across product and delivery within A&C
  • Identify gaps and friction points in the processes, and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to address and resolve issues
  • Collaborate with Product Process and KM Strategic IT to implement digital tools facilitating efficient communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement through feedback, training, and best practice implementation.
  • Be the division representative in PLM forum

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Engineering, or related field. Master's degree preferred
  • Experience bridging departments and areas, e.g., product management and delivery teams
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, motivating teams for continuous improvement
  • Ability to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Experience with PLM system
  • Great communication skills both verbal and written

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

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • make an impact, convince and persuade others and promote plans and ideas successfully
  • build a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilize it to achieve set goals
  • understand the organization's informal rules and structures and utilize political processes effectively to get things done
  • 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

Work location
Kongsberg or Horten, other locations may be considered

Point of contact
Bjørn Hågensen, Director of Digital Transformation +47 911 77 705


Our Automation & Control division develops technology, products, and solutions applicable for maritime vessels, offshore production units, and fisheries & aquaculture. We look at the “ocean space” as our operating area where we deliver a wide range of products and services. Our deliveries ranges from single products to fully integrated systems and solutions.

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 work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

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