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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Helsinki, FI

Senior Manager Sourcing Processes & 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.

Making your next move count


We are looking for an experienced and motivated Senior Manager Sourcing Processes & Digitalisation who is eager to become an integral part of Kalmar’s organisation. This is a key position to lead sourcing transformation within the newly-created Procurement Excellence function.  


The purpose of the position is to develop our procurement process and digital transformation into an efficient and sustainable, risk-focused and future-proof organisation, focusing on all areas of sourcing processes, tools and ways of working across the procurement domains (direct, indirect and Market Areas / Front Line Units).  


The position is located ideally in Helsinki or any other Cargotec site within Europe, and reports directly to the VP Sourcing Transformation.  

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Lead the sourcing digital and procurement process transformation for Kalmar, with primary focus on end-to-end (E2E) Source-to-pay (STP) tools and ways of working to enable sourcing and business process efficiencies.
  • Own, define, improve and implement policies, processes and compliance activities to ensure that all organisational objectives in relation to quality, accuracy of delivery, costs and innovation as well as internal controls, efficiency and external risk are met.
  • Responsible for evaluating and mapping the current tool landscape, developing a digital transformation roadmap and executing this based on business priorities and in collaboration with Cargotec level stakeholders and BA sourcing organisations.
  • Act as a single point of contact in regards to sourcing tool / process definition regarding changes internally and towards platform providers to ensure that tools and processes are aligned.
  • Constantly seek for improvement activities within their own area and maintain a roadmap of these in alignment with overall BA Excellence roadmap and Cargotec level procurement excellence and finance development plans.
  • Work in close cooperation with other Cargotec BA development teams both within procurement as well as key interfacing organisations (IM, Finance, Controls, Shared Services) to design and facilitate implementation of the processes along with operational teams.
  • Own, develop and execute sourcing and vendor master data quality improvements together with internal and external stakeholders.

What you’ll need to succeed



  • University degree in a relevant engineering, information management or business discipline.


Working experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in relevant positions of sourcing process, tool development and implementation, especially process compliance, supplier collaboration & risk management, preferably within industrial manufacturing.
  • Experience in complex development projects, training and implementation of tools, processes and requirements in global organisations.
  • Experience  and working with leading providers of sourcing collaboration tools
  • Experience in coaching and influencing others, and ability to work effectively in matrix organisation
  • Experience in application of problem solving methods and lean tools (Hoshin Kanri, Six Sigma or similar).


Competence and skills:

  • Excellent communication, leadership and transformation skills
  • Proficiency in English both written and verbal
  • Excellent knowledge in procurement concepts and end to end Source to Pay process
  • Data analytics / business intelligence competence, machine learning and AI.  Solid proficiency in tools to be able to analyse and present data and information (i.e. Google Slides, Data Studio and BigQuery)
  • Willingness to travel.

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.


We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package geared to boost health and wellbeing
All our employees are offered comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities, annual development plan and career progression opportunities
In most of our positions, you have flexible working hours and hybrid work (combination of remote work and on-site work)
At Cargotec, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday.

Interested to join?


For further information please contact Mark Gittens, VP Sourcing Transformation by email at


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


Please note that the interview process may begin before the closing date of the job posting.

Please also note that the recruitment process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.

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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.