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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  Business Development

Helsinki, FI

Senior Manager, Strategy Deployment

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.

Join us for a smarter and better every day


We are looking for an experienced Strategy Deployment and Operational Excellence manager to support Cargotec’s journey on becoming a leader in sustainable cargo flow. 

As the Senior Manager for Strategy Deployment and Operational Excellence, you will be responsible for systematically developing the way Cargotec creates, updates and follows up strategy and turns execution into sustained competitive advantage. We are looking for a person who has demonstrated expertise of leading and developing Strategy Deployment as part of a Business System in a Lean company and can support us with the first steps of our implementation journey.

You have a passion for making a significant impact and change in large organizations, empowering and equipping people with new thinking and tools that lead to creating sustained impact. You thrive in creating well-working shared processes that create clarity and love seeing people grow and learn.

The position is based either in Helsinki or one of our offices in Europe (i.e. Rotterdam, Sofia, Hamburg or Stockholm) and you will be reporting to the Vice President, Strategy & Business Transformation. 

Your role will be in a centralised strategy team improving the company wide processes, tools and training and supporting the Strategic Business Units building their strategy deployment capabilities. 

We expect that you are:

  • An experienced Gemba-oriented leader who loves to spend time and drive change at the place where the real work happens 
  • A strategic thinker, who sees the big picture, but also has a good attention to details
  • Capable of challenging, inspiring, coaching and training others about Strategy Deployment and Lean.
  • Analytical with a high level of experience in synthesising quantitative and qualitative data, and feeding this into design direction.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Systematically develop the Cargotec’s Strategy Deployment approach
  • Support the annual Strategy Refinement rounds together with Strategic Business units
  • Guide our businesses in increasing Strategy Deployment maturity by developing our people in Lean Thinking, Lean Tools and Hoshin Kanri
  • Support developing Strategy Deployment capabilities and competences in the company
  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of strategy execution challenges and provide expert counsel on how to solve them with Lean tools
  • Develop the Strategy Deployment related training, guidance, tools, templates and methods 
  • Provide and organize formal and informal trainings on Strategy Deployment and supporting tools like Root Cause Countermeasures 
  • Develop and train key people in Lean thinking, Lean tools and Hoshin Kanri.
  • Facilitate and host the Cargotec’s Lean Community of Practice 
  • Support Strategy Deployment learning across Cargotec via self-learning tools and social intranet 

What you’ll need to succeed:


Ideally, you have:


  • 5+ years of professional experience in Lean and Strategy Deployment
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in engineering or business
  • Lean Operational experience helpful, but not required
  • Ability to assess and support improving strategic improvement priorities, action plans, Targets to Improve
  • Mastery of Lean and Hoshin Kanri Fundamentals including variety of related tools
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English 
  • Superior training skills and adult learning theory
  • Superior mentoring and influencing skills
  • Ability to work within a self-directed culture and navigate ambiguity
  • Hands on experience in implementing a Business System (like DBS or TPS) 

You will be part of:


By joining our Strategy team at Cargotec, you will be impacting the future of the global cargo handling industry. We empower all team members to have an impact and autonomy to shape their work towards the shared objectives. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please share us your CV and cover letter and other relevant information related to your experience in Strategy Deployment and Lean by 18.6.2021.


Cargotec and its businesses

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company’s sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com