Kongsberg Maritime - Business Support

People Development Manager

An exciting opportunity as People Development Manager has come up!
People and Culture are critical enablers to support Kongsberg Maritime winning business and achieving its strategies going forward, and improving the way our leaders and organization develop and grow is imperative to company success. This role will support us in doing so!

The role will work globally and liaise with a broad range of internal stakeholders as well as internal and external partners. The role works with teams and leaders at all levels in the organization, supporting leaders and teams across the whole of KM in developing it organization and people.

The role reports to Director People Development in Kongsberg Maritime and works closely with HR teams across the world.

Key accountabilities

  • Culture and work environment
  • Performance enablement process
  • Leadership Development
  • Talent development
  • Organizational development and change
  • Employee surveys and feedback
  • Certified testing and coaching

Qualifications and experience
Preferably degree in psychology, organization development or other relevant areas. You are an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills. You have strong business understanding and ability to connect business challenges and needs with organizational and people development activities. You are comfortable and used to present to senior managers both in person and through digital solutions and you have experience and background as trainer and/or facilitator. You are used to manage projects, working to implement initiatives across large teams. Strong cultural understanding and English skills are needed and you have preferably some people management experience.

You are able to

  • act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • develop people through delegation, empowerment, coaching and promote self development
  • use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocate resources effectively
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area
  • 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, hybrid working solution 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.

Work location
Preferably nearby one of our locations in Norway (e.g Kongsberg, Horten, Ålesund, Trondheim)

Point of contact
Margitt Tømmerbakk,  HR Business Partner, Global Sales & Marketing/Global Operations, +47 932 51 059

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 Business Support Division manages a large of range of supporting functions, with the responsibility to provide support to divisions according to divisional needs, while facilitating for divisional independence. Among other functions, Business Support covers HR, Compliance, Security, Export Control, Facility Management and Internal Communication.

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



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Margitt Tømmerbakk

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