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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ottawa, KS, US


Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.

Making your next move count

Based in Ottawa, KS, this position is responsible for daily supply chain management activities including: forecast integration, demand management, supply planning, inventory management and scheduling for assigned commodities and/or components as well as the flow of goods between assigned MAUs.  
The purpose of this position is to optimize the planning of the supply chain for manufacturing in order to meet OTD while optimizing inventory levels.  The Planner will take the lead in communicating product availability in response to customer requirements for assigned products.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Monitors actual and forecasted consumption of materials and orders replenishment stock.
•    Manage timely and efficient processing of purchase orders.  Monitor the status of open purchase orders including delivery and quality issues that may affect status.
•    Review and evaluate safety stock levels, minimum order quantities, supplier and QA lead times on a regular basis to identify continuous improvement opportunities including but not limited to inventory reductions.
•    Manage the replacement of rejected/non-conforming material through the NCR process.
•    Maintain and input material master data into planning systems.
•    Resolves material issues as they pertain to quality and production through close cooperation with Strategic Purchasing, QA, and Engineering.
•    Tracks and reports vendor supply issues to Strategic Purchasing.
•    Maintains knowledge of suppliers’ operations and capabilities.
•    Maintains complete and current knowledge of all material requirements and issues affecting product availability.

What you’ll need to succeed:

•    Subject Matter Expert:  Strong knowledge of production supply chain principles.
•    Communication: Strong influencing, negotiation, interpersonal, and communications skills.
•    Problem Solving: Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Computer Skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project.  Knowledge of Google suite software. 
•    Lingual Skills: Foreign language comprehension and experience working with suppliers in Europe, SA and ASIA is a major plus. 
•    APICS certification preferred 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration
•    Minimum of two (2) years' experience in planning with in-depth knowledge of MRP system and inventory management, preferably with an OEM or tier 1 supplier environment. 
•    Should possess a technical aptitude for heavy equipment parts; some knowledge of engineering is a plus.
•    A "Can Do" attitude and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and follow through is required to meet deadlines and to impact our overall performance.
•    Ability to listen, communicates clearly, and works well with others
•    Understanding of Bill of Materials or product structuring preferred. 

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 realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.
Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.


Cargotec and its businesses
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people. www.cargotec.com