For over 200 years KONGSBERG has made solutions that enable people around the world to deliver extreme performance under extreme conditions.

Today we are a world leader in several areas within maritime operations, defence, aerospace, and oil and gas industry. Our strength is to put together centers of expertise around products, technologies and market needs.

US Commercial Sales Manager

KONGSBERG is an international technology corporation that supplies reliable, advanced technological solutions that improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of complex operations and under extreme conditions. Part of KONGSBERG and a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace is a world leading provider of satellite ground station services and satellite based maritime monitoring services called KSAT (Kongsberg Satellite Services AS). KSAT is a commercial Norwegian enterprise with the head office located in Tromsø, Norway. Today KSAT supports more than 100 different satellite missions and has a world-wide customer base. KSAT owns and operates a truly Global Ground Station Network, consisting of 20 different locations. The KSAT Ground Station Network includes the world’s largest Polar ground station in Svalbard, at 78°N, and the Antarctic Troll Station, at 72°S.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic sales talents with a desire to succeed in the space industry to join our new office in the Silicon Valley, CA area. The position will focus on sales of Ground Station services to primarily commercial satellite owners and operators in the US market, and will work under Kongsberg Defense Systems Inc. with HQ in Alexandria, VA.

 The tasks:

  • Identify new prospects and further develop business relations with existing customers
  •  Take lead to prepare proposals, in close cooperation with the KSAT division in Norway
  •  Negotiate and close profitable new contracts 
  • Actively work to ensure sales targets and budgets are met, in close coordination with the colleagues in U.S. and Norway 
  • Develop solid sustainable and long term productive relationships 
  • Must be marketing aware and able and willing to market key capabilities of the company 
  • The position requires extensive travel, mainly in the US and to Norway

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or relevant field required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered for the educational requirement.  Experience working in the Satellite Industry preferred.  Qualified candidate must have excellent achievements in tech sales, commercial orientation, and a desire to work in a tech environment.  They must have excellent inter-personal skills including negotiation and conflict resolution, be competitive and driven, yet patient enough to work long sales cycles.  Also, must have the ability to build networks and gain trust and cooperation, work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, be flexible, and work with a sense of urgency in a changing and fast-paced environment.  There is considerable potential for professional and personal development in the company.

Our total compensation package includes 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 401K plan with employer match; flexible work schedule; life insurance; paid time off, employee stock purchase, and competitive wages.

Interested applicants must complete a Kongsberg employment application to be considered for this position.  Resume and salary requirements must also accompany the application.  To apply visit our website at  

Kongsberg provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability.  Interested applicants who believe they require assistance to complete an application should contact Holly Funyak, Sr. HR Generalist at

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability


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Silicon Valley, CA