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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Helsinki, FI Ljungby, SE

Global Sub-Category Manager, Electrification

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 next move count


The Sub-Category Leader is responsible for the sourcing and supply management for a sub-category within the Electrification Category consisting of multiple business units globally. This position will lead the global Sub-Category responsible team as well the cross functional team that creates, implements and directs the Global Sub-Category Strategy. The Sub-Category Leader will drive the Sub-Category strategy and translate business strategy into an aligned strategy, incorporating the Kalmar, Operations, and Sourcing strategy arrows into the Sub-Category strategy.


This position could be based in any of our European locations and you will report to Agnieszka Justynska, Global Sourcing Category Senior Manager, Electric Components and Electrification.



Main tasks and responsibilities


Through Sub-Category Leadership this person will drive:


  • Leading new thinking and approaches to Sub-Category vision and leadership that delivers continual growth, customer satisfaction, return on investment and solutions for customers, divisions and suppliers.
  • Bringing Sub-Category analytical discipline, innovation, disruptive technology, new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies.
  • Providing insight to the business division(s), R&D, & Operations on how to best develop and leverage Supplier capabilities for the organization(s).
  • Leading change for the Business area and Sub-Category Development organization to continuously adapt to a dynamic business environment, organizational challenges and ever-changing priorities.
  • Primary point of contact for overall Sub-Category needs. Responsible for prioritizing demand globally across the Sub-Category.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in Operations, Divisions, R&D, Sales, and Finance to gatherall of the key input to develop key cost reduction, Technology, Customer centric strategies. Willensure implementation of the Strategy.
  • Aligning & balancing division and customer growth objectives and Sub-Category actions so everycustomer and division  solution is mutually beneficial.
  • Influence new product development by providing actionable insights and solutions that supportobjectives for customer, division, operations and R&D.
  • Identify specific research opportunities and leverage insights and resources through the utilization of a broad range of data sources, market research findings, tools, analysis and technology to bring new learning to Sub-Category leadership solutions.




  • Responsible for all aspects of people and team leadership for the Electrification Sub-Category teamand for setting expectations, coaching, providing vision, encouraging participation in decision making, developing competence, providing constructive feedback in a timely manner.
  • Setting tone, motivation, common purpose and specific expectations for cross functional team and direct reports where applicable to ensure success in the achievement of the business goals.
  • Attract, develop and retain the highest caliber sourcing professionals.
  • Communication link between Kalmar objectives and team.
  • Setting expectations and overseeing the achievement of the individual objectives, monitoring performance and providing ongoing feedback.
  • Deploying resources wisely, timely and creatively.
  • Review LEAD, GROW, Compass, and additional feedback to develop leadership style to continuously improve leadership to the team.


Influencer & Relationship Manager


  • Closely collaborate with operations, R&D and business division leaders ensuring impactful Sub-Category strategy implementation.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with strategic suppliers according to the enhanced supplier relationship management as well as SRM process.
  • Communicate Sub-Category vision and strategy to key stakeholders and the link between this and the Kalmar/Operations/Division/ strategies.
  • Drive collaboration with strategic suppliers in order to drive disruptive technology, sustainability,cost down initiative, assure quality and delivery on time.



What you’ll need to succeed



  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering.
  • MBA preferred.



  • At least  8 years of experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Management.
  • Sourcing experience with Electrification.



  • Strong Negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Successful collaboration with key stakeholders and ability to maintain relationships at the executive level.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to gather relevant information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors;grasp complexities and perceive the relationship among problems or issues; seek input from others.
  • Build an effective team committed to organizational goals; foster collaboration among team members.
  • Ability to speak clearly and express self well in groups and in one-to-one conversations.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness to effectively leverage and focus resources across organizational/geographic boundaries.



  • Full understanding of cost breakdowns.
  • Understanding of the supply chain and cost drivers for the Sub-Category.
  • Knowledge of Cargotec products.
  • Knowledge of Strategy building and implementation.



  • Management experience gained in a large multinational company with a matrix organizational structure essential.
  • Budget and business plan development and implementation.
  • Extensive experience in working with global teams and executing manufacturing/sourcing transfersis necessary.
  • Experience with Electrification Sub-Category Strategy development and implementation.



  • Exceptional integrity; operating at the highest level of ethical standard, is required.
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and complexity is necessary.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and relationships while remaining focused on the key deliverables is key.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Bring a level of intellect, experience and stature which raises the bar to the group.
  • Results driven.
  • Innovative and creative.


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.

Interested to join?


For further information please contact Agnieszka Justynska, Global Sourcing Category Senior Manager, Electric Components and Electrification, by email at

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application by 30.05.2023!

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. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.