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Kongsberg Gruppen

VP Manufacturing and Improvements


An exciting opportunity has arisen as Vice President Manufacturing and Improvements, reporting to SVP Operations. In this role, you will be a part of the ISOL Operations Management team delivering operational excellence to the business.

We are looking for a highly motivated leader with manufacturing experience, business mindset, commercial oriented and passion for driving development and improvements. The role shall contribute to increased efficiency and manage sustainable growth in our operation. We believe the right candidate have a strong international experience, collaborative mindset, acts and an integrator inside the organization and with other stakeholders.

You will be responsible for KM ISOL manufacturing, assembly and test sites in Norway and China with a total team of approx. 200 people. The role will serve as center of expertise for manufacturing, assembly and test of Kongsberg Maritime electrical products, consoles and control cabinets, supporting all type of marine vessels to advanced offshore production systems.


Key accountabilities

  • Secure productivity through utilization, operational efficiency and cost control
  • Manage and improve manufacturing related processes cross sites. Secure standard business processes, tools, and capabilities
  • Continuously developing a lean and efficient manufacturing structure
  • Evaluation of and execute on make/ buy decisions
  • Responsible for developing and implementation of manufacturing, assembly, and test strategies
  • Drive localization development activities securing agile and robust delivery model
  • Seek and drive producibility and effective sourcing in collaboration with product development


Qualifications and experience

  • Solid Commercial and business understanding
  • Experience from production/ manufacturing
  • Continuous improvement – lean six sigma
  • Ability to build and deploy business strategies and work across international boundaries
  • Strong, proven experience in cross-functional team
  • Self-driven and able to implement and follow through
  • Strong collaborative mindset. Acts as an integrator in the organization


This employment may require security clearance by the Norwegian National Security Authority. For more information visit www.nsm.no.


You are able to

  • develop a high reaching, but realistic business vision and translate it into a workable strategy
  • focus on bottom-line results, identify potential risks, and monitor the financial impact of own activities
  • comply to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area
  • co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information, and support others in the pursuit of team goals


What we can offer

  • An exciting and important position working for the world-leading supplier of maritime solutions
  • International work environment and multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • An inspiring and safe work environment
  • Professional Development and career opportunities
  • Competitive terms including attractive insurance policies and pension schemes
  • We offer flexible working hours and the option to work remote or from home office


Work location
One of Kongsberg Maritime Locations in Norway or China.

Point of contact
Frode Kaland. Please note the time difference'.

Kongsberg Maritime, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime is part of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace

Our Integrated Solutions Division is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations and project delivery for all Kongsberg's Automation, Bridge Systems and Electro products and solutions. Since the development of the first Dynamic Positioning system in the 1970's, Kongsberg Maritime has always been in the forefront of developing leading Automation and Bridge Systems, and the Integrated Solutions division is responsible for maintaining and further developing that substantial legacy.

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