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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Project Management

Chicago, IL, US

Apply by:  28-02-2019

Project Manager


Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Making your every move count.


Based in Chicago IL USA region, this position will introduce and drive business focused project management across Automation and Project Business Line. The Project Manager will manage complex projects according to standardized project management methodologies, processes and methods. This role will report to the Professional Services Director and will be located in Chicago IL.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage complex automation projects (software and hardware) to meet budget, schedule and quality goals.
  • Inspires consumer confidence through professional presence and self-confidence
  • Establish technical project scope, requirements and timelines
  • Clearly communicate in oral and in written communication; listen, respond and keep others informed
  • Work collaboratively within teams and contribute to group outcomes
  • Demonstrates knowledge of methods, tools and techniques to ensure that expertise is maximized
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to legal considerations such as specific terminology, ownership, intellectual property, rights and other legal protections


What you’ll need to succeed:



  • University degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics or economics or similar knowledge
  • PMP, Prince 2 or similar certification is an asset



  • Experience in project management is required
  • Experience in product development activities is preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in delivering projects to customers



  • High level of planning and communication skills
  • Basic commercial and business knowledge with a customer-oriented mindset
  • Good organizational skills with a cross functional mindset
  • Good leadership and management capabilities
  • Energetic and result oriented problem solver with a positive attitude
  • Fluent in English both in speaking and writing. Other languages are a benefit.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound understanding of Project Management principles
  • Experience on working on the global projects
  • Experience with Project Management tools. MS Project Server considered an asset.
  • SAP is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
  • Good co-operation skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Excellent written, oral presentation and customer interaction skills
  • Possibility to travel globally a minimum of up to 50%

You will be part of:


We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together.

With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

We offer you


Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV by February 28th, 2019.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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