Senior Operations Manager

Kongsberg Discovery, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea, and naval. Headquartered in Horten, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities internationally. Kongsberg Discovery is a market leader in systems for positioning, surveying, and navigation. We are determined to provide our customers with innovative and reliable marine electronics that ensure optimal operation both on and under the sea.

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

For inspiration and more info watch this video and visit: Kongsberg website

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Fully subsidized health & welfare benefits for employee (discounted costs for family members) with an option of a high deductible plan that includes an annual employer contribution towards your health savings account ($1500 for family, $750 for employee only, and prorated depending on date of hire)
  • Fully subsidized dental and vision coverage
  • Up to 5% employer match program
  • Flexibility with Paid Time Off
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Safe and collaborative culture

There has never been a more exciting time to work for Kongsberg Discovery than right now. With us, you will be at the forefront of enabling the business to achieve their objectives through the role of our Senior Operations Manager. This position will lead the day-to-day operations at our Lynnwood office in rhythm of the business as a right hand to the President of Kongsberg Underwater Technologies, LLC (KUTL).



The Senior Operations Manager supports the President of KUTL in driving organizational objectives and maintaining alignment with stakeholders to ensure clarity across the organization. They will manage and supervise functions related to operations, warehouse/supply chain, human resources, QHSE, facilities, and IT. They will be the day to day lead responsible for the connections across the delivery organization and finance including project management, customer support, engineering, and compliance to ensure internal processes are followed and leading continuous improvement initiatives.

The Senior Operations Manager will manage gaps and resolve cross-departmental gaps and conflict; support the staff and their teams interpret, understand, and carry out the President of KUTL’s strategic vision and intent. In addition, this position will help the leadership team prioritize projects and business impacts so that each team is moving forward with only the most important work. They will also manage business rhythms such as leadership meetings and internal processes.



  • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of operations to ensure smooth progress and operational excellence as Kongsberg Underwater Technology LLC grows in both size and complexity.
  • Assist President of KUTL in developing and directing special projects and operations that align with strategic business direction.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business and connect the dots between teams to identify areas for improvement, efficiency, and collaboration by providing insights that help drive continuous improvement in our product, process, and customer satisfaction.
  • Serve as the advocate and change agent where current processes do not support our needs.
  • Own action-item tracking and follow-through to resolution (planned, progressed, completed) to communicate status, risks, and opportunities. Work closely with the executive team to track business objectives, clear milestones, deliverables, and planning calendars.
  • Build and maintain metrics and KPIs that measure operational performance in sales planning, process, and effectiveness and hold team accountable to those metrics.
  • Drive cadence of the leadership team (leadership meetings, goals, annual planning, etc) and facilitate alignment on key issues and opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
  • Demonstrable Project Management and/or Operations skills and experience preferred.
  • Structured mind-set and work methodology, with the capability to understand and drive highly diversified tasks and resources.
  • Dependable to take complete ownership of their projects.
  • Enthusiastic and driven to not only complete their projects within time, scope, and cost, but to do so in a way that aligns with the values and mission of Kongsberg.
  • Takes initiative at their level to make decisive decisions that align with the overall strategic mission of KD Programs.
  • Committed and reliable with steadfast integrity.
  • Uses strong judgement and reports when issues arise.
  • Seeks knowledge in their field and projects assigned.
  • Good written and verbal communication with both internal and external customers
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with other departments, product centers, regional offices, outside vendors, customers, and end users.


  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics AX is a benefit.


Pay Range: $115,000 – $155,000 annually (DOE)

Work Location: Lynnwood, WA (may have the opportunity of 2 days remote within commuting distance to Lynnwood)


KONGSBERG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or loc