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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ottawa, KS, US

Global Category Specialist Fasteners

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.

Purpose of the position

The Category Leader is responsible for the sourcing and supply management for the Global Fasteners category consisting of multiple business units globally. This position will lead the global category responsible team as well the cross functional team that creates and Implements the Global Category Strategy. The Category Leader will drive the category strategy and translate business strategy into an aligned one incorporating the KAMOS, Operations, and Sourcing strategy arrows into the category strategy and drive the strategy across divisions globally. The Category leader will influence synergies among divisions through the category strategy.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop, drive and implement the KAMOS Global Category Strategy incorporating all requirements from key stakeholders
  • Align category strategy with sourcing, supply chain, MAU, R&D and business requirements
  • Assure warranty coverage and claim suppliers
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management
  • Assess Supplier Qualification
  • Attain Category Market Intelligence and share with the businesses
  • Negotiate and then implement Supplier agreements based on cross functional team identified requirements
  • Reduce Working Capital
  • Deliver yearly cost reduction and performance targets aligned with KAMOS target objectives

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering, MBA preferred


  • 8+ years of experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Management
  • Sourcing experience with Fasteners

You will be part of

With us, you will have the opportunity to realize your potential and become an important member of our global team. We offer a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment with competitive compensation and fantastic best-in-class benefits packages, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans with paid vacation and nine paid holidays. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, are motivated and have a strong work ethic, and are interested in working in a world-class, global environment with state-of-the-art projects and technology then we invite you to apply for our role.

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.

Interested to join?

Submit your resume now or email for additional information

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.