Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Business Development

Helsinki, FI

Trainee, Kalmar Strategy

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.

Do you want to make your next move count? With us, you can.


Kalmar Strategy Function is looking for a trainee, Strategy and Business Development to Support Kalmar strategy team in various day to day strategy roll-out and follow-up duties and forward looking analysis.


Kalmar strategy team is the central point of contact and responsible for strategy processes, development and ensuring execution. Team works closely with business divisions and other Kalmar functions. As part of strategy team, you will help Kalmar to efficiently execute and follow-up the selected strategy path.


The position is located in Helsinki or Tampere, Finland. The trainee period lasts from May to August, but exact duration can be agreed with some degree of flexibility. Partial remote working after the induction period is possible.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Preparing and combining strategy materials for strategy team to be used by the management
  • Running different numerical analysis supporting Kalmar strategy planning
  • Achieving and combining information from different sources for different business development purposes
  • Supporting Kalmar Divisions and functions in the strategy follow-up processes
  • Documenting and creating guidelines and instructions needed in the strategy follow-up processeslist the other relevant key tasks / responsibilities.

What you’ll need to succeed


Ideally you have:

  • University studies or degree in strategy, knowledge management, industrial engineering management or similar
  • +3 year studies in relevant field
  • Proficiency in English (must) and other languages considered an advantage
  • Good command of Excel/Google Sheets & Powerpoint/Google Slides, Strong command of data analytics skills in Excel/Google Sheets considered a benefit
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Eagerness to learn and work in cross-functional multi-cultural environment
  • Studies/Extracurricular activities around Lean methodology considered a benefit
  • Knowledge of SAP/Salesforce/HFM systems considered to be a benefit.

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.


Our trainee network goes beyond a typical internship experience, creating a holistic environment that nurtures both professional and personal growth.
The traineeship is active during the summer, providing opportunities to connect with fellow trainees through various activities and events.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with your CV latest by 10.3.2024! We are reviewing the applications continuously and will fill the position when we find a suitable candidate.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ 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.