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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ottawa, KS, US


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 purpose of this position is to optimize the planning of the supply chain for manufacturing in order to meet OTD while optimizing inventory levels.  The Material Planner will take the lead in communicating product availability in response to customer requirements for assigned products.
Based in Ottawa, KS, this position is responsible for daily supply chain management activities including: forecast integration, demand management, supply planning, inventory management and scheduling for assigned commodities and/or components as well as the flow of goods between assigned MAUs.

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Monitors actual and forecasted consumption of materials and orders replenishment stock.
•    Manage timely and efficient processing of purchase orders.  Monitor the status of open purchase orders including delivery and quality issues that may affect status.
•    Review and evaluate safety stock levels, minimum order quantities, supplier and QA lead times on a regular basis to identify continuous improvement opportunities including but not limited to inventory reductions.
•    Manage the replacement of rejected/non-conforming material through the NCR process.
•    Maintain and input material master data into planning systems.
•    Resolves material issues as they pertain to quality and production through close cooperation with Strategic Purchasing, QA, and Engineering.
•    Tracks and reports vendor supply issues to Strategic Purchasing.
•    Maintains knowledge of suppliers’ operations and capabilities.
•    Maintains complete and current knowledge of all material requirements and issues affecting product availability

What you’ll need to succeed

Job Requirements: 
•   Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration
•   2+ years of experience in planning with in-depth knowledge of MRP system and inventory management, preferably with an OEM or tier 1 supplier environment. 
•   Should possess a technical aptitude for heavy equipment parts; some knowledge of engineering is a plus.
•   A "Can Do" attitude and sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and follow through is required to meet deadlines and to impact our overall performance.
•   Ability to listen, communicates clearly, and works well with others
•   Understanding of Bill of Materials or product structuring preferred. 

•    Subject Matter Expert:  Strong knowledge of production supply chain principles.
•    Communication: Strong influencing, negotiation, interpersonal, and communications skills.
•    Problem Solving: Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Computer Skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project.  Knowledge of Google suite software. 
•    Lingual Skills: Foreign language comprehension and experience working with suppliers in Europe, SA and ASIA is a major plus. •    APICS certification preferred.

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 realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.

We value passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, and 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.  Preference will be given to military veterans and those with advanced technical training and experience.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume/CV today 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.