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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Marketing

Helsinki, FI

Trainee, Strategy and Business Development

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 a Trainee, Strategy and Business Development, to join the Kalmar strategy function. 


The position is located either in Helsinki or Tampere. The trainee period lasts from Mid-April to the end of August, with the option to extend the contract.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Support in running Kalmar strategy planning and deployment processes
  • Prepare management and board presentations
  • Strategy metric tracking
  • Support ongoing work and projects as part of the team (e.g. strategic foresights, deep-dive topics in strategy, Lean development, ad-hoc projects and dashboard development)


What you’ll need to succeed:


We are looking for an analytical person with a keen interest in strategy, who eagerly takes on new responsibilities and curiously seeks for improvements in the ways of working.


Ideally you have:

  • Ongoing studies in business administration, finance, or engineering, with Bachelor’s degree preferably completed
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous work experience in strategy and/or finance
  • Good skills in Google tools (Drive, Sheets, Slides), as well as Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience with HFM, QlikView/QlikSense, and Reuters Eikon are considered as beneficial
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Finnish is considered as an advantage


We offer you:


We offer you an opportunity to work in a global organisation and to put your skills and knowledge into practice in various meaningful working tasks. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture and you will get to work with great colleagues from different backgrounds. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally - and have fun while doing it!


Cargotec’s Trainee community is active throughout the summer. You will get to know other trainees through different Trainee activities and events, which have been very valued among our Trainees. 


Interested to join?


For further information please contact Lauri Katajaluoto, Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development, by email at


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application today or by 5.3.2023 at the latest. We are reviewing the applications continuously and will fill the position when we find a suitable candidate.

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.