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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Information Management

Ottawa, KS, US

ERP Solutions Expert

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.


$85k - $90k

Purpose of the position

Based in the Ottawa, Kansas USA region, this position is the natural linkage between the daily local business and the Global community of ERP Solution Experts. The knowledge transfer between our business units is done by an interactive exchange of acquired experience and process development.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Local Role Responsibilities:
The ERP Solutions Expert is responsible for the daily local work with our Assembly Plant business systems within the global and local ERP landscape. This position will ensure the Key User group has the proper level of user knowledge and system accessibility with the required functionality to support business requirements. 
    Train and assure that the local Key User group has a working knowledge of the ERP system
    Plan, Maintain and Enhance daily usage of our ERP landscape across all functional areas; from Logistics to Finance, from Scanning to Reporting
    Coordinate local reporting structure within the ERP system and Business reporting system to meet Key Performance Indicator requirements
    Actively resolve issues in the ERP system and that issue tracking is managed in the IM system to understand those issues are resolved in a timely manner
Global Role Responsibilities:
The ERP Solutions Expert has a joint responsibility to deploy, implement and manage the Global footprint for all Operations within the Integrated Supply Chain. 
    Continuously participate in team meetings to ensure understanding of the global footprint
    Participate in global project teams to increase knowledge transfer 
    Participate in Global Business Report coordination meetings and corporate initiatives relevant to our ERP landscape
    Build and maintain relationships with System vendors that support our business locally and globally
General Responsibilities and Capacities:
In the role as the ERP Solutions Expert it is crucial to participate in global projects and implementations as a subject matter expert for general business and process improvements. 
    Have a broad understanding and support the Global IT architecture as defined by Cargotec
    Conduct an advisory role to both local and global management
    Recommend and deploy technology solutions with the consideration of their cost effectiveness and business relevance
    Be the ambassador for increased usage of the ERP system, locally and globally, and always try to find solutions within the current environment
    Together with the Global ERP LN team make sure we prioritize resources in a correct way, by that not jeopardizing the daily business and current on-going projects
    Participate and actively contribute in the Business Demand meetings and be proactive in sharing business needs with other units
    Make sure demands are aligned, understood and agreed with Operations, before implementing different solutions and customizations in the ERP landscape

What you’ll need to succeed

    Minimum 4 years’ experience with ERP, such as SAP comparable.  Infor LN ERP knowledge is highly desirable.
    Business Administration, System Administration Degree or equivalent education
    Manufacturing and Logistics Operations exposure is of a high value
    Knowledge of EDI/ODM/SOA(Open Architecture)
    Analysis and documentation skills
    Understanding business needs and able convert them into system solutions in written specifications
    Ability to cooperate in a Global team environment
    Language skills: English
    Leading Process work and encouraging personnel to meet objectives

You will be part of

    Kalmar is part of a global organization with over 12,000 employees worldwide- We have a very talented and diverse workforce focused on equity & inclusion.
    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.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!

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 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.