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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ljungby, SE

Sourcing Project 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 Solutions is looking for a Sourcing Project Leader to join and secure total cost-efficient products and solutions within the responsible areas.


The sourcing Project Lead will be working together with all parts of our global organization and towards suppliers, Global Sourcing Team Members, R&D Team Members, Project Management Team Members, Sales and market, and Counterbalanced Container Handlers' Division Management.


The position could be based in our technology center in Ljungby/Sweden or one of our main assembly factories in Shanghai.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Contribute to CCH Division Strategy and Sourcing strategy 
  • Actively participate in Kalmar global category work and contribute to Category strategies
  • Support Division innovation by proactively driving information-sharing between Division, global sourcing, and suppliers (current and potential). 
  • Make product cost and supply chain risk analyses for different scenarios in the Product Roadmap 
  • In line with CCH Division and category strategy make BC proposals on pre-studies and projects for product roadmap to decrease cost, improve quality/delivery and decrease the risk 
  • Keep track of costing, risk, quality, and lead times for potential key components for the Product roadmap
  • Make sourcing plan/strategies for NPD in cooperation with the global sourcing category teams
  • Secure early involvement and initiate cross-functional workshops with KAMOS sourcing team, R&D, and market to support NPD-targets
  • Lead pre-studies to make fact-based evaluations for new strategic components/systems designed and owned by suppliers based on input from R&D, testing, market and customer feedback, service, and global sourcing
  • Initiate early supplier involvement to achieve project targets
  • Manage and deliver costed  BOM  to the project from beginning to end.
  • Lead sourcing activities and negotiations in NPD of new strategic products designed and owned by suppliers
  • Lead sourcing activities and negotiations of SOW, time plan, development cost, toolings, and targets for supplier co-design activities in NPD

What you’ll need to succeed:


  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Science or similar interest and experience
  • 5-10 years in project management, product management and sourcing in manufacturing environment
  • Solid engineering background for technical discussions with Engineering teams and suppliers.
  • Can-do attitude and the ability to approach challenges with enthusiasm and tenacity.
  • High level of interpersonal relationship skills
  • High-level ability for cross-functional team collaboration
  • Team-leading abilities
  • Drive and result oriented
  • High level of analytical skills, able to structure and conclude from big data, strategic and business mindset
  • Excellence in presentation and communication
  • Passion for sourcing and cost reduction
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English.

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 learn new things and realize your potential and have fun while working in our global team.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible the latest by May 27th, 2022.

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. www.kalmarglobal.com


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. www.cargotec.com