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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Application & Product Management

Helsinki, FI

Director, Digitalisation

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.

Purpose of the position

Lead the development and productization of digital solutions, digital enablers and data analytics, and to own selected digital platforms in Kalmar. The position owner leads the Digitalisation team consisting of product managers and technical experts, and has the technical ownership of key digital platforms and products. The Digitalisation team collaborates with Kalmar divisions, functions, sales and markets to drive sales growth enabled by digital solutions. Digitalisation platforms and products serve the needs of all business divisions.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development and productization of digital solutions, platforms and enablers
  • Be responsible for selected digital platforms, enablers and digital products, i.e. be technical owner for e.g. MyKalmar customer portal, Kalmar Insight fleet management solution and Kalmar Connectivity solutions
  • Lead the data analytics team to drive business value from data
  • Develop and own digitalisation strategy and roadmap for Kalmar Mobile Solutions
  • Drive the development of solutions and new business models enabled by digital enablers with business divisions, sales and markets
  • Identify new business opportunities together with customers, sales and markets, divisions, and other key internal stakeholders
  • Prioritisation of the development activities, management of the project portfolio and measuring the impact of the developed products
  • Manage overall cost of connectivity solutions
  • Responsible for the digitalisation budget
  • Develop digitalisation organisation capabilities and resourcing to match the business needs and requirements
  • Process development related to the area of responsibility
  • Leading the digitalisation team of product managers and technical experts

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • At least 10 years of working experience, in digital / service business and/or heavy machinery industry
  • Relevant work experience in digitalisation, e.g. digital product development, digital services development and commercialisation, business development, business and/or service design, connectivity solutions, data analytics, digital product management, etc.
  • Proven experience of leading product and service development successfully from ideas to concepts to products
  • Customer co-creation: strong experience in creating digital products and services to end customers, based on deep customer interaction
  • Leadership experience with strong track record
  • Experience in working in cross-functional and international environment
  • Strong networking and collaboration capabilities and ability to communicate with and get attraction from the top management and customers
  • Knowledge of global connectivity solutions (M2M, SW/HW solutions)
  • Understanding of web technologies, mobile applications, analytics platforms
  • Fluent in English, preferably also in Finnish or Swedish (written and spoken)


Master’s degree in business / industrial management, engineering, information technology or similar

You will be part of:

We offer you a challenging, rewarding and diverse working environment where we value passion and commitment. You will be surrounded by highly motivated, engaged and skilled teams working with state-of-the-art projects and technology in a global environment with a joint vision of revolutionizing the industry together.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with your CV by 05.02.2021 or contact Lasse Eriksson: Email: lasse.eriksson@kalmarglobal.com or Mobile: 00358 503841715


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. www.kalmarglobal.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com