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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Logistics

Ottawa, KS, US

Logistics Supervisor

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 Solutions LLC. The leading global supplier of container & load handling equipment and services, is seeking a Logistics Supervisor.   
Based in the Ottawa, Kansas USA region, this position will drive optimization of logistics for the Assembly Plant to ensure efficient logistics from a safety, quality, cost, and resources with a compliance perspective.  This includes collaboration with internal operations and functions along with transportation providers and material suppliers.

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Optimize logistics flow for the Kalmar site, which includes an assembly plant and warehouse storage or other sites working with Industrial Engineering, Warehousing and Material Planning to include loop sizes
•    Evaluate and implement best practices between Kalmar and suppliers for inbound shipping in terms of mode, size of shipment, frequency and scheduling in order to optimize utilization of Full Truck Load (FTL) and reduce reliance on Less than Truck Load (LTL)
•    Maintains an understand of shipping lanes for implementing routing and load planning with suppliers and carriers with daily and weekly shipping cadences
•    Manage returnable rack and container operations (supplier set up, flow, storage and maintenance)
•    Working with Sourcing to enhance supplier management related to shipments and material optimizations
•    Monitor supplier performance (e.g. on-time delivery, load utilization) and drive supplier development, with corrective actions that are in line Policies and Procedures set forth with Sourcing
•    Direct personnel for Material receipts, storage, preparation for line side presentation, returnable management and loading returns
•    Work with Indirect Sourcing to ensure the carrier transportation base is sufficient for all modes of transportation to optimize freight savings
•    Active utilization of the Kalmar Transportation Management System within Kalmar and by the carrier base
•    Identifies and implements opportunities for further logistics optimization in terms of consolidation and inventory management

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
•    Supply Chain and / or Logistics Operations
•    North American Freight requirements related to Supply Chain or Logistics
•    Transportation Management System software applications

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.