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Kongsberg Gruppen

Operational Buyer


Our Propulsion & Handling (P&H) division owns, develops and delivers world class handling solutions, with focus on system solutions and integration driving increased efficiency in our customers' operations. The division is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations and project delivery for all Kongsberg Maritime’s winches and handling solutions.

In the role as Operational Buyer for P&H you will plan and execute purchasing activities in the operational purchasing team according to best practice and contribute to optimizing our purchasing activities supporting both aftermarket/spares and new sales activities. P&H has a strong focus on building a strong supplier portfolio, establishing a profitable business and entering new product- and market areas. To further strengthen the existing team, we are looking for a motivated Operational Buyer.

Key accountabilities
  • Place orders in our ERP-system and follow up on signals to ensure good flow and delivery within expected time, cost and quality
  • Ensure good communication with our suppliers and develop them into being the best they can
  • Continuously challenge our existing supplier base through being pro-active and strategic, working for cost-optimized solutions throughout the value chain
  • Support Kongsberg Maritime`s tender processes with the right components cost and lead times

Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor degree from technical/economical/logistics or other relevant subjects or relevant work experience
  • Experience from contract preparations, negotiations and execution from sales or/and procurement is an advantage
  • Good communication skills in both English and Norwegian

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
  • build a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilize it to achieve set goals
  • 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 you
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.

KONGSBERG's strength is in unity. Diverse minds, protechting people and planet, drive innovation worldwide.

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Point of contact
Kenneth Hansen, Production Planning & Support Manager, tel.: +4790866062


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

Our Propulsion and Handling division delivers world class products for propulsion, handling systems, motion control and waterjet for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore and naval. Our products enhance operational efficiency and deliver safe, secure, reliable and sustainable products to our valued customers.

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.

Protechting people and planet