Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS

General Manager

KONGSBERG is a knowledge-based, high-technology corporation developing and delivering systems and solutions for maritime, offshore, energy, satellite, defence and aerospace industries. Founded over 200 years ago, the company has evolved continuously from its beginnings to today, securing our position at the forefront of key market segments.

The company has played a key role in creating an international identity for Norwegian industry by bringing to market advanced and reliable technology solutions improving safety, security, and performance in complex operations under extreme conditions; from the deep sea to outer space.

General Manager

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS develops and delivers highly advanced command, control and communication solutions for Defence customers in the Army, Navy and Air Force worldwide.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS is expanding its global footprint and has recently established Kongsberg Defence Australia Pty Ltd in Canberra, and is seeking a General Manager for this newly established entity. The General Manager will be located in Canberra and will work closely with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, Norway.


Main responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage Kongsberg Defence Australia Pty Ltd
  • Maintain the profile of Kongsberg Defence Australia Pty Ltd
  • Define the strategic direction and growth of Kongsberg Defence Australia Pty Ltd 
  • Define and establish additional, required capabilities within Kongsberg Defence Australia Pty Ltd 
  • Manage Government Relations within Australia
  • Manage relationships with strategic leadership within the Australian Defence industry
  • Manage senior relationship with partners and customers in Australia



  • Masters/Bachelor of Science/Economics or similar 
  • Experience as successful General Manager with experience from the defence industry
  • Relevant commercial experience combined with balanced judgement skills
  • Proactive and detail-oriented
  • Resilient, practical and self-driven, comfortable with working independently  and in teams
  • Skilled in communications – written, orally - with a willingness to actively communicate, collaborate with the Norwegian team


We can offer:

  • An international, dynamic and innovative workplace where you are encouraged to share your knowledge
  • Interesting and challenging position with excellent opportunities for development
  • Highly motivated and skilled colleagues accustomed to working in international teams
  • Competitive conditions



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Kirkegårdsveien 45 3616 KONGSBERG