Head of HR / HR Director – Kyoto Group

Vi du være med og skape et nytt norsk industrieventyr?

Kyoto Group is currently looking for a very experienced head of HR and Organizational Development, and member of the company`s executive team. As a Head of HR you will give the shareholders a secure, long-term return on their investments by optimizing the organizational efforts and individual skills in the company both operationally and strategically, associated with business development, acquisitions and operations.

Typical /Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that Kyoto Group is recognized among the leading companies in the green energy sector as a reliable business partner, known for having a robust business principles and high ethical standards among its employees. Furthermore, to develop and manage the organizational frameworks, structures and processes that are required for the company`s growth and long-term success.
  • To ensure that the human capital of the business is adequate, and that the company is able to recruit and retain talented staff and managers.
  • Monitor the business` need from an organizational perspective.
  • Develop a long-term Organizational plan that reflects the business` needs and put into place the organizational processes and structures required.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and or tactics to ensure that Kyoto Group, its subsidiaries and external partners adhere to its business principles.
  • Provide organizational and HR support to greenfield and acquisition project teams as well as operating businesses and boards.
  • Develop and implement a long-term HR plan including incentive schemes, succession planning, career development/ talent management, international pensions, training etc
  • Salary review and projections.
  • Oversee all expatriation, repatriation and recruiting processes including relationship with external consultants.


  • At least 10 years’ experience within Organizational Development and/ or HR both operational and on a strategic level in an international environment. Management team experience.

Candidates must hold a Master degree in a relevant discipline (Business, International Affairs, Economist, social/ political science, psychologist or similar) and must have demonstrated leadership skills.

Personal skills

  • You are passionate about driving the renewable transformation and the decarbonization of the industry.
  • You are systematic, self-driven and have a hands-on attitude.
  • Relationship builder.
  • Strong ability to influence
  • Operational and hands-on, and a strategic thinker.
  • Experienced senior manager
  • International business experience
  • Excellent written and oral Scandinavian and English communication skills are required.

Kyoto can offer:

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing company in the «green economy»
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Exciting challenges in an entrepreneurial business environment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from CEO Christopher Kjølner, tel. +47 90 53 19 62, or our advisers Trond Sandvik / Per Inge Hjertaker at Headvisor, tel. +47 950 55 233/+47 917 29 682. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. Please send your application and CV no later than 24th of August.

Kyoto launched the «HeatCube» in 2020. «HeatCube» is thermal batteries, enabling industrial consumption of low-cost heat sourced from excess solar and wind energy (excess meaning low priced electricity). Kyoto has developed their own energy management system, Kytopia SCADA to operate the «HeatCube». Kyoto Group has a strong financial position and board members with broad experience from large Norwegian and international companies. Everything is in place to create a new Norwegian industrial adventure.