What motivates you?
Racing suits, not business suits. Short communication paths, not the long road to boredom. 100 percent, not the same old 9 to 5. Getting things done instead of getting bogged down in endless meetings. A chance to use your IQ instead of engaging in mindless tasks. This has made us one of the most influential motorcycle brands on the market for decades. And we will continue to maintain this position in the future!
KTM employees are like KTM motorcycles: Drive is what counts, not the model year, the mileage or the preferred terrain. We are looking for employees who are willing to work together, think together and live out the KTM philosophy together. With or without career experience. With or without a university degree. With one or two X chromosomes. Because no matter who you are, what ultimately matters is what you are capable of!
“Ready to Race”
KTM is more than a company – KTM is a brand and “READY TO RACE” is our philosophy! The four cornerstones of this philosophy not only apply to our motorcycles, but also to each and every KTM employee.
You should be able to focus on what’s important and be flexible in difficult situations. That is the only way for us to stay on course and safely navigate to our destination.
Just as with our motorcycles, we also expect performance from KTM employees. It is only when everyone in their own area gives the very best that together we can reach our next goal.
In addition to performance, we also want you to be passionate about your work. These two elements are the fuel that ignites every engine and often drives people to achieve things they never thought were possible, reinspiring them every day and bringing out the very best in them.
Only people who are always accepting new challenges and learning new skills can perform extraordinary feats. We offer you the support and encouragement you need. After all, it’s our job, too, to recognise and develop your potential.
World champion seeks new talent!
Dedication and enthusiasm in the young KTM team, where the average age is 35, are important components of the success story that is “Made in Austria”. Just like racing, our products demand hard work and motivation. Our success is proof of this. KTM factory riders from Mattighofen have won more than 200 world championship titles throughout the company’s history!
If you want to achieve the extraordinary at KTM, we will offer you extraordinary opportunities, even in unusual workplaces. Every area of work offers excellent opportunities for training and advancement and gives you the chance to prove what you’re capable of. Because, at KTM, it is important to us that you take on responsibility right from the start.
If everyone performs their tasks to the best of their abilities, and the cooperation between racing, R&D, production, sales and marketing is seamless, then we’re “READY TO RACE” – on the track and in the world of everyday riding. After all, we expect just as much from our employees as we do from our motorcycles.
PHILIPP HABSBURG (R&D)
» What do I enjoy most about working at KTM? The fact that, despite our size, we are a dynamic company that is always promoting new projects. We are the opposite of a bureaucracy – we’re “Ready to Race”! «
Philipp Habsburg, Head of R&D, completed a vocational training programme at a technical college (HTL). In his case it was HTL Salzburg, and his subject was mechanical engineering. Following matriculation, he began his career in the area of design. Within just one year of joining KTM, he took over the development of two-cylinder models as a project manager. In 2003, he continued his career as head of the “Street Development” department. He then took over the “Vehicle Development” department in 2005. Philipp Habsburg has been in charge of research and development since 2010 – and he is only 36 years old! He’s been a motorcycle enthusiast since his youth. At the age of 17, he was already the proud owner of a KTM, and he even took part in several Supermoto and Enduro races to prove his skills.
SIMONE ZAHA (MARKETING)
» I’ve had my class A (motorcycle) driving licence since I was 18, but I rode motorcycles even before then. I bought my first KTM with my stipend. I therefore identified with the KTM brand very early on! «
Simone Zaha, Head of Marketing at KTM, at just 32 years of age. Following her economics degree course, which she completed with honours, she was awarded her doctorate in marketing. She began as a trainee in the area of Organisation. Her career path then led her to the Sales Planning and Sales Assistance departments, to Market Research, and, finally, to her ultimate goal, the Marketing department. Heading up the department with a team of around 30 employees requires a great deal of commitment and determination, as well as a passion for the brand and the product. As an enthusiastic motorcyclist, she takes advantage of the Salzkammergut and the varied landscape surrounding Mattighofen to enjoy long rides on her 990 Super Duke from KTM.
FLORIAN KECHT (SALES)
» ’’There’s no such thing as impossible! That is the attitude of everyone at KTM when it comes to achieving our company objectives. It results from the emotion of the products on the one hand, and from the fascination of racing on the other. Everyone at KTM automatically develops orange blood in their veins. «
Florian Kecht, Head of Sales for Europe, first came into contact with KTM at the age of 16, when he met Heinz Kinigadner at a KTM event. After exchanging a few words and some Dakar stories, he, too, became fascinated by the orange brand from Mattighofen. His first impressions of working life at KTM were gained as part of an internship programme. After obtaining his business studies degree, he began working in sales. His first job involved developing new markets in Africa and the Middle East. Soon after, he was responsible for sales in the European markets, before finally taking over the management of the entire European sales division. He parted company with his beloved KTM Supermoto bike two years ago. Since then, he’s been hitting the winding mountain passes in his X-Bow, leaving riders of other motorcycle brands in the dust.