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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ljungby, SE

Cost Engineering Leader

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


Kalmar Mobile Equipment Division is seeking Cost Engineering Leader.

In this role you will ensure penetration and utilisation of product costing software by identifying cost reduction opportunities, managing and supporting cost reduction projects owned by other team members, and executing cost reduction projects owned by cost engineering.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Value to Realization: Ensure cost-competitiveness through process optimization, technical cost driver improvements, ”should-cost” exercises, and design to cost activities
  • Analyze actual hardware, technical and commercial prerequisites to understand what requirements are driving cost
  • Develop and implement product costing program across Cargotec businesses coaching the buyers to enable successful negotiations
  • Achieve and demonstrate cost targets established by Sourcing and Product-Line Management in the time-line required
  • Ability to identify errors and trouble-shoot aPriori Product Cost system calculation logic and to create, modify, and configure new aPriori VPE’s
  • Prepare input for product cost projections and consult with sourcing and engineering teams on recommended improvements and trade-offs
  • Manage and prioritize ”should cost” project portfolio
  • Develop a training delivery plan, provide user support and on-site mentoring to team members in utilising aPriori product costing software.

What you’ll need to succeed:



  • BSc, MSc or other degree in engineering.



  • Technical background and 3D modeling experience.
  • Procurement and/or Engineering experience in one or more metal fabrication categories
  • Process Knowledge and implementation experience
  • Continuous improvement and benefit realization experience.
  • Several years of relevant business / product / project experience.



  • Negotiation skills and a sufficient position of authority and influence
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Financial understanding/competence
  • Disciplined, goal-oriented and able to work under tight deadlines.


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 Rony Thomas, Director Value Engineering, by email at


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with salary request today!

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 11,000 people.