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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Logistics

Ottawa, KS, US

Materials 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

Based in the Ottawa, Kansas USA region, this position is responsible for warehousing, shipping, receiving and material handling activities. This includes direct supervision for approximately 20 hourly employees and properly utilizing lead personnel to drive continuous improvement actions for Key Performance Indicators. Via interaction with other department supervisors, improve service to internal customers through the use of Lean enterprise activities, with a keen understanding of the appropriate warehouse and material handling methods.

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Constantly build, train employees to meet Company Safety, Cost, Quality and Delivery objectives
•    Establishing or Adjusting work procedures to meet warehouse demands as dictated by production work schedules and work flow
•    Develop, implement and maintain solutions for improving material flows through the factory using Lean Principles to include storing and staging materials for line side presentation
•    Maintains Inventory Control through regular cycle count procedures, reconciling variances, improved practices, ERP system applications and coordinates Physical Inventory activities
•    Closely works with the Materials Analyst and Planning personnel to ensure a “Plan For Every Part” is actively practiced
•    Coordinates with Sales and 3rd party transportation for the timely delivery of completed units to customers by over the road and / or vessel shipments
•    Coordinates for over the road and overseas container shipment of components to associated assembly facilities
•    Ensures material handling equipment is properly utilized and in a safe operating condition

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Bachelor’s degree in associated field
•    Knowledge of Lean principles in a warehouse setting
•    Minimum of 3 - 5 years in Warehouse and Materials supervision
•    Minimum of 3 - 5 years in Logistics coordination
•    Excellent written and verbal communication
•    Familiar with Microsoft applications and prior ERP experience preferred

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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.