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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Remote, US

Supplier Development Engineer

Making your next move count


Execute Cargotec Sourcing Supplier Development processes, tools and strategies, to Continuously improve Suppliers performance to mitigate risks in terms of Quality, Delivery, Capacity and Sustainability. 


This is a remote position and can be located anywhere in the U.S. 


●    To take the lead to be responsible for supplier development activities within pre-production, up to and including start of production. 
●    Supplier qualification by conducting onsite Supplier assessments in line with Supplier Approval process and Risk management process
●    Maintaining, improving and continuously developing supplier’s quality and delivery performance in line with the Category Strategy. 
●    Manages the part and process assurance in line with project targets and timing.
●    Working closely with all stakeholders and managing the decision process to move suppliers into escalation. 
●    Perform audits to improve underperforming suppliers in line with supplier improvement strategy.
●    To support Category Strategy and suppliers in Continuous improvement workshops by applying Lean methodology and tools. To take the lead in to proactive activities to improve Quality, Capability, Capacity and cost reduction workshops with suppliers  

What you’ll need to succeed:



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, quality, process and production OR MBA preferred OR equivalent experience 


●    3+  years of experience in supplier development, supplier quality, supply chain management, and/or manufacturing/process engineering in a component manufacturing company with a strong quality mindset. 
●    Knowledge and proven ability to apply lean philosophy to improve processes and systems to improve quality, delivery, capacity to reduce cost and increase profitability and customer value.
●    Proven capability in technical problem solving and effective project management.
●    Experience of capacity planning and supply chain management
●    Experience of quality assurance with suppliers.
●    Experience within Electrics /Electrifications 

●    Electrics and Electrifications products 
●    Continuous improvement mindset, supplier change leadership and management with process focus
●    Lean tools such as  PDCA ,VSM, 5S , JIT is mandatory 
●    Production-, Manufacturing-, Quality assurance and systems skills
●    Supplier Quality assurance ( such as QAP/SQAP/PQAP/APQP / PPAP or similar) 
●    Systems ( Google sheets , Google slides and Google docs , Project management tools )
●    Proven ability to work effectively in matrix organization to lead and influence others
●    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and relevant ISO standards 
●    Experience of communication with diverse cultures and nationalities.
●    Verbal and written communication skills in local Language and in English are mandatory


●    Sourcing team, Supplier Development teams, R&D , Material Planning ,Quality teams ,  Aftermarket and warranty and Suppliers 


Other information

  • Travel estimated to 60% of working time  

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.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

Nearest Major Market: Eugene