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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Application & Product Management

Ottawa, KS, US

Junior Project Manager

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

Kalmar (KAMOS) is a pioneer in container and industrial material handling, offering the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry.  For one of our Divisions, Terminal Tractor, a market leader in its segments, we are looking for a Junior Project Manager.


The Junior project manager is responsible for managing the overall execution of product improvement and product lifetime care projects, primarily focusing on quality, cost, and schedule. The assigned tasks will vary depending upon the magnitude of the assigned project(s) and the nature of the project objective. The Junior Project Manager will also manage and lead allocated project teams, and maintain the relationship with colleagues within the Division and more broadly within KAMOS SBU. This position reports to the Projects Director in the TT Division.


The position will be based in in our location in Ottawa, US. Part of the work will be executed remotely with the cross functional teams.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Leads and is responsible for executing various complex and non-standard projects of product improvement parallel.

Develops project organizational structure based on the overall objective of the project.

Organizes and mobilizes project teams which may be comprised of internal and external (contractors/consultants) resources.

Develops and maintains project master plan in conjunction with team leads that outlines tasks, milestones, and schedules.

Manages the overall execution of projects to ensure they are completed in accordance with the project plan and business strategic and/or tactical objectives.

Manages Project Teams to ensure adequate support is provided to the project and timely execution is accomplished.

Responsible for continuous risk management in the project.

Responsible for managing changes and variations in the project

Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

Cooperates heavily with Division’s RDE and Operations teams.

Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution

What you’ll need to succeed:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Science/Economy or similar interest and experience

2+ years proven operational experience and results in project management of complex projects within a manufacturing environment, PMP or Prince2 certification is beneficial, but not mandatory

Engineering experience is beneficial, but not mandatory

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

Excellence in presentation and communication -able to make sharp summaries 

Passion for project management

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.

We Offer:

  • Comprehensive benefit package including health, vision, dental, voluntary life/disability insurance upon first date of employment.
  • As low as $0 premium!
  • 401k program with company match
  • Personal time off and company-paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career growth and competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Tuition reimbursement for job-related continued education.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible the latest by 15th October, 2021.


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 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com

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