We are looking for an Operations Manager who can take responsibility for the planning, sourcing, production and support of our products in collaboration with our sales department and R&D team.

We are a small team, so we value being flexible to contribute and take initiative for a variety of tasks. We are now looking for a leader who is passionate and like to work with challenges and where you can contribute to make a difference.

The Role

As Operations Manager, you are responsible for the timely delivery and support of our novel hull cleaning products. Currently this is a single product with multiple variants but will expand in the future to cover several products.

You are a key role within our organization with a wide breadth of responsibilities to cover all aspects of producing, delivering and supporting a finished product for our customers. This includes job aspects covering supply chain, manufacturing planning, manufacturing processes, quality, and customer support.

As the first manufacturing specific employee, you have a key role in formulating and implementing manufacturing strategies, processes, and required resources in close coordination with company management.


  • Material requirement planning in coordination with sales and business objectives to ensure timely delivery of our products.
  • Manage supply chain and develop key suppliers including negotiations.
  • Production planning and execution including resource requirements.
  • Identify, anticipate and manage manufacturing, product and supply chain risks.
  • Analyze and provide solutions to manufacturing challenges or problems.
  • Oversee post-sales customer support throughout the product use with support from R&D.
  • Champion development and implementation of business processes within the manufacturing, supply chain, quality and support areas.
  • Develop competencies and technical solutions to implement and improve new or existing processes.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Good technical understanding with minimum Bachelors level degree in engineering, or related discipline.
  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience within a production environment of integrated mechanical, electrical and software systems.
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail while matching product quality and documentation with the needs of the company.
  • Good understanding of ERP and business systems.  Experience with Odoo and JIRA is a plus.
  • Ability to manage logistics of all aspects of supply chain from product development to the shipment of finished goods.
  • Good in English, both verbal and in writing.  English is the general business language and used for all technical documentation and communication.


  • Basic CAD modelling experience.
  • Basic understanding of electronics manufacturing process with embedded systems.
  • Business system configuration and administration within the manufacturing domain.
  • Experience with small to medium scale manufacturing of electro-mechanical products.

Personal competencies

  • Ability to act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects within a small company environment.
  • Hands-on with good practical skills.
  • Communicate in clear and structured manner.

We offer a dynamic, fast-moving workplace where you can have a large influence on the direction and shape of our product roadmap.

If you are interested, please send your CV and application to rune.freyer@shipshave.no.

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