You should not just start or continue your professional career anywhere. You should choose KTM. The level of knowledge and experience you can acquire with us is unrivaled.
YOUR TALENTS ARE ENCOURAGED
We offer a variety of entry-level and further development opportunities for graduates. For experienced professionals, there is the possibility of pursuing a career as a specialist or manager. With us you can take on responsibility and prove your skills right from day one.
An innovative environment full of challenging projects awaits you – because no goal is too ambitious for us.
Motor sports are our passion – the drive to be constantly at the top is what our company is renowned for. 100% passion, adrenalin and enthusiasm for what we do is important to everyone in our motor sports team.
Over 600 highly specialized mechanics in the two-wheeler segment? State-of-the-art prototyping technologies and manufacturing equipment? Over 20,000m² of space for the latest testing and measuring equipment? Welcome to the KTM development center! In the initial birthplace of every motorcycle, our international team of mechanics give their best every day to develop today’s concepts into tomorrow’s championship-winning machines.
Besides the development of new vehicle and drive concepts, we place a high value on testing the details of individual parts and assemblies. Our industrial park includes a wide array of test benches and measuring equipment that allow us to implement new developments swiftly. The construction, testing and series production of new concepts calls for a steadily growing, interdisciplinary team of specialists.
We control 80% of our worldwide sales through our network of sales subsidiaries. Through our subsidiaries we are directly connected to our dealers and can therefore respond quickly to cater for market developments and customer expectations. In the rest of the markets, we are either represented in the form of joint ventures or we work together with independent importers.
In addition to the expansion and to further developing the quality of the sales structures in the traditional KTM markets, we are also driving forward expansion in the emerging markets such as South America, the Middle East, and Asia. In the flagship stores, the aim is for customers to immerse themselves in our world and experience first hand the fascination surrounding the brand.
Successes and the fascination of motor racing provide the best advertisement. Globally and in all disciplines, KTM motorcycles are constantly winning, from regional championships to world championship titles. Our international marketing team presents these successes in the perfect light with great dedication and innovative ideas, and ensures that the KTM brands not only conquer the race tracks, but also win over the hearts of the fans. Marketing is staffed by highly trained professionals who are united by their passion for motorcycles and for the KTM brands, and who work toward achieving a common goal with a great deal of commitment and a hands-on mentality.
TECHNICAL PURCHASING, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
BACK TECHNICAL PURCHASING, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
The purchasing department is responsible for the entire procurement process for our purchasing portfolio. The aim and responsibility of the unit is to request and negotiate all prototypes, series tools and series parts that are required for series production from reliable suppliers. The KTM standard contracts are individually adapted by the purchaser and concluded in accordance with the specifications of the purchasing management team. Furthermore, the quality assurance agreements, scrap agreements and the request for technical specifications also form part of the area of responsibility of the purchasing department.
Anyone who has ever chased an Enduro or a crosser through difficult terrain knows the stresses and strains that such a motorcycle has to endure. For this reason alone, our quality management guarantees maximum precision throughout the product creation process. This means that KTM riders can rely on their motorcycle in any situation, no matter how extreme.
When the motorcycles leave the factory, this does not mean that our work is done. Providing professional support to our customers is important to maintain and further expand the premium standards we set for our motorcycles. The philosophy of customer service: “Keep the customer riding”.
The finance department takes care of all financial matters: It is responsible for external reporting, maintains relationships with investors and also ensures that all accounting guidelines are adhered to.
In a dynamic and future-oriented company such as KTM AG, the challenge is to pay attention to details. Controlling is responsible for the planning, management and control of commercial processes. As a provider of economic advice to the company’s executives and middle management, Controlling also supports the implementation and achievement of corporate goals.
In the legal department, meticulous attention is paid to ensuring that all applicable laws are observed. This is where the experts on all legal matters reside, and they also take care of protecting our brand and products.
One of our most important success factors are our employees – the focus of the HR department. Recruitment strengthens the positioning of our employer brand and finds the best candidates through targeted personnel selection. Through our KTM_academy we invest heavily in the further development of our employees and offer interesting further education and training measures to equip our team to meet new challenges.
Designers and engineers plan and develop the motorcycles, but it is only during production that all pre-assembled components of our motorcycles come together thanks to perfect logistics. 90 different engines and 150 different motorcycles are assembled from more than 10,000 different parts.
The engine housings and cylinder heads of our high-performance engines are machined on 19 CNC machining centers and then assembled to create unique engines. Our motorcycles leave the assembly lines every four minutes. After assembly, every new motorcycle must undergo a test bench test for a complete functional check. This guarantees perfect performance even under the most difficult conditions. Only then can the global shipping of the motorcycles take place.
The logistics department’s seamless supply chain keeps the engine of production running. Only with smooth logistics can motorcycles and spare parts be delivered on time worldwide. The organization of customs clearance is also one of the core competencies.
The logistics department is also a core element in achieving the corporate goals. Thanks to this department, work processes are optimized, costs are cut and production times are reduced – which is also reflected in the times on the race track!
The efforts of a strong team are needed before the rider can start their motorcycle, and the adventure begins. As a central service provider for the entire Group, the IT department plays a key role in all IT, project and process management issues.
IT is involved in almost every work step, process and therefore also in the motorcycle. Standard software is adapted to the needs of the departments, individual software is developed and cloud solutions are integrated into processes. Workstations, networks and systems are operated and supported around the globe. With state-of-the-art solutions, IT supports the processes of internal departments as well as cooperation with dealers and importers around the world. New technologies are evaluated and supported by professional project management. From design, via control in production, through to delivery to our dealers – our IT contributes to every motorcycle. A focus on teamwork and service is a top priority.
Here at KTM, we look to the future and we are always READY TO RACE. No matter what terrain, we have the perfect model ready at all times.
In much the same way, we offer you a variety of ways to build your own individual career which is tailored to your current employment situation and future challenges.
Further training for winners
Give your career the right drive and start your future now with KTM!
WHERE? AT THE KTM_ACADEMY.
One thing is clear – masters don’t just fall from the sky. Regular training has made us the best and quickest in the industry. It doesn’t matter which division you work in; we make sure you can take your own individual pit stops to bring you up to speed and help you stay ahead of the pack.Training and further education, individually tailored for certain divisions, are there to point you in the right direction.
In motorsport, the coach is just as important as the driver and the team. For our managers, and would-be managers, we offer a variety of Leadership and Management courses depending on their level of development. This not only motivates you, but also helps you to motivate your team to perform their best.
Furthermore, the toolbox is available to all employees and offers practical, work-study qualifications in various areas. Whether it’s e-learning or hands-on training here with us, you will always find the method which suits you best.
Flextime & home office
To finish on the winners’ podium, flexibility and a quick response to challenges is essential. The same applies to a flexible working environment. KTM focuses on agility in all areas. Working hours, adapted to home and work circumstances, provide flexibility for employees and the company. Flexitime agreements and spreading out weekly working hours from Monday to Thursday, up to three times a month, offer maximum flexibility for our employees. It is important to KTM that its employees remain productive in the long term and live their everyday lives with a good work/life balance.
Travel times to the workplace, your own work rhythm, focused processing of specific tasks or a better balance between work and family life are all good reasons to spend a day working from home. As a modern company, KTM focuses on performance, not on attendance – on Fridays there is the option to work from home.
Riding and winning races means never standing still, and constant development. The same applies to our employees. Our KTM_academy offers customized further education and training opportunities. The program includes training courses, workshops, seminars, meetings, conferences and in-house training. Access is provided via a modern learning management system. In performance talks and feedback sessions, your goals are defined and you are taught the skills you need to achieve them. Constant adjustment of performance is the prerequisite for starting races from the front row of the grid.
A new job may also entail a change of residence. We are happy to assist new colleagues with this, especially if they are coming from far away. Depending on availability, this offer can range from providing a furnished room to renting an affordable flat for a transitional period.
Work hard, play hard. When we come together for Christmas or our summer party, our successes are celebrated. The program in recent years ranged from an employees and athletes ceremony to cabaret through to a laser show.
Life holds surprises and challenges in store. Mastering situations strengthens our mental health. For support and advice, our work psychologists are available to all employees on request. Of course, we also offer our employees preventive medical checkups and vaccinations. In addition, we encourage participation in sporting events and organize team sporting activities.
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Explore the success stories of our experienced professionals.
Patrick Head of Master Data Management
At KTM, I value the extensive further training possibilities, both on and off the job. Employees can also contribute their own ideas for further training measures at any time. At KTM, you can develop your technical expertise, take on a specialist role or even take on management responsibility. Read More
Patrick Head of Master Data Management
I started at KTM as a controller focusing on Business Intelligence. After around 5 years, I became head of department; in this capacity, I was able to get to know the company in great detail, as well as to gather experience with projects abroad. A few years later, I got the opportunity to switch to IT as head of department. As Head of Master Data Governance, I am currently responsible for all data-relevant topics and run 3 teams with a total of 14 employees.
The coolest thing about my job is that I am very close to new technologies. However, their powerful momentum also brings the greatest challenges in my area. This makes my job very varied.
My highlight at KTM was the introduction of two central software systems within a year. We were able to put both systems into operation without impeding growth or even paralyzing the company. We were rewarded in a special way for the successful completion of these projects: We were allowed to ride a KTM X-BOW at the Red Bull Ring.
KTM offers extensive further training possibilities, both on and off the job. Employees can also contribute their own ideas for further training measures at any time. You can develop your technical expertise, take on a specialist role or even take on managerial responsibility.
“Ready to Race is not just a slogan to us – it also describes our working style: short communication paths, quick decisions! The working climate at KTM is friendly. There is a real sense of community here, and the team concept is at the forefront.
I also think that the company size of KTM is ideal. We can combine the advantages of a personal environment in many areas with the possibilities of a large company.
KTM is the right employer for you if you like working in a dynamic environment and don’t have a problem with changes.
For me, career means … not standing still! I would like continually to learn new things and work on new topic areas.
Nicole Team Leader PMO
The coolest thing about my job is that I can offer ideas at any time and implement them. At KTM, work is uncomplicated! I think working in Research & Development is special, because you find out everything before the product is manufactured on the production line. Read More
Nicole Team Leader PMO
KTM in 3 words: sporty, dynamic and exciting
I started at KTM as a specialist in process and risk management in Research & Development. Very soon, there was a restructuring which gave me the opportunity to progress to my current position as a team leader in the Project Management Office.
The coolest thing about my job is that I can offer ideas at any time and implement them. At KTM, work is uncomplicated! I think working in Research & Development is special, because you find out everything before the product is manufactured on the production line.
My greatest challenge is finding comprehensive solutions in process management. Taking all the different opinions and approaches from the various departments into account can be quite a challenge. It’s important to me to create standards which cater to the demands of all the departments.
My highlight at KTM was my quick progress! My new position enabled me to attend several management training courses. Technical further training courses were also a great addition in the last 2 years.
At KTM, you can feel the enthusiasm for the product. I think that motorcycling brings the employees together. The first-name policy facilitates cooperation, and all levels of the hierarchy meet on an equal footing here.
For me, Ready to Race means always accepting challenges.
For me, career means … setting personal goals. I would like to continue to develop with small targets on the job.
Sebastian Head of QM Motorsports
I recommend KTM as an employer to all those who are a bit KTM-crazy and who are passionate about motorcycle sports. At KTM, everyone who makes the effort has the opportunity for further development. Read More
Sebastian Head of QM Motorsports
KTM in 3 words: progress, dynamism and purism.
When I was 13, my father taught me to ride a motorbike. Since then, I have been an avid motorcyclist. A dream came true for me when I found out that I would be able to participate in motorcycle production at KTM.
I moved from Dortmund in order to start work here, and I was supported in this by KTM. I started as a team leader in Quality Management for engine construction. The team grew pretty quickly, and I was promoted to head of department. Later, I had the opportunity to become head of department in Quality Management for motor sports. This promotion was my highlight here at KTM!
My tasks are very diverse. I am involved with incoming goods, supplier support, complaints management, and also with deriving management processes. I try to enable my employees to work in a calm and structured way. It is important to me to have a basis of trust in the department. My employees should see me not as a boss but rather as the person supporting them.
The special thing about KTM is the spirit that is lived out here. All the employees are a bit KTM-crazy. The work climate is very friendly and familial. The first-name policy makes it very pleasant to work here.
Thanks to KTM, I have been able to make a lot of international contacts. I have learned a lot through that, not just in terms of language! My network has grown enormously and has opened up many new possibilities for me.
I would recommend KTM to all those who are a bit KTM-crazy and who are passionate about motorcycle sports. At KTM, everyone who makes the effort has the opportunity for further development.
For me, career means to have arrived at a position in which I am happy and satisfied.
Clemens Vice President Engine Production • Engine Assembly Mechanical Manufacturing
During the trainee program, I was able to gain a good overview of the company. I worked in three different areas during this time. I was allocated my own complex projects, which enabled me to work together with many different departments. Being able to take on a management role directly after the program is a great opportunity for me! Read More
Clemens Vice President Engine Production • Engine Assembly Mechanical Manufacturing
KTM in 3 words: performance, adventure, extreme
I studied at the University of Mining in Leoben. I was able to learn more about the KTM company during a university project. In January 2018, I started working at KTM as a trainee.
I was able to gain a good overview of the company during the 8-month trainee program. In this time, I was allocated projects in three different areas: Business Development, Product Management and Production. The independent working methods that are required here, and the cross-departmental topics, enabled me to come into contact with lots of colleagues in a very short time. In all the project phases, the support of my supervisors was particularly helpful.
Production very quickly emerged as the most interesting area for me. I particularly value the combination of office work and operational activities. For this reason, I knew after the trainee program that I wanted to remain as an employee with KTM.
At the beginning of the trainee program, we were assured that, if we completed the training successfully, we would receive an offer to continue to work on projects in the group. Being able to take on a management role as Head of Work Scheduling directly after the program is a fantastic opportunity for me! KTM is also offering me the opportunity to attend several further training courses for this purpose.
The cooperation and helpfulness of the employees at KTM is really great. The first-name culture creates a familial environment with a good hands-on mentality.
My absolute highlight at KTM was that I was able to attend a product presentation in Rome. The most exciting thing for me was how professionally the brand is conveyed outwardly and what concepts are behind it.
I would recommend KTM as an employer to everyone who can identify with the product and the brand. KTM is not just the right employer for having fun on the job, but also for your further development. Everyone has this opportunity at KTM if they take it!
For me, “Ready to Race” means … never standing still. Always being prepared to take on new challenges!
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The questions you should ask yourself first are: Are you the right match for us and are we the right match for you? If you can answer both of these questions with a resounding YES then apply now!