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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Project Management

Ottawa, KS, US

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 is looking for a Project Manager to drive business focused project management within the Kalmar Ottawa assembly unit. The Project Manager will manage projects according to standardized project management policies, processes and methods. This role will report to the Director of Operations and will be located in Ottawa, KS.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Operational project management for internal Continuous Improvement and product development projects according to corporate project model. 
  • Ensure that the project meets the set implementation objectives regarding scope, quality, time and cost
  • Communicate to all project stake holders as planned and manage project risks
  • Report regularly to the Project Owner and MAU Ottawa Management regarding project progress, outcomes and possible deviations
  • Prepare needed project decision for Steering Group (e.g. project gate passing and/or project deviations, change requests)
  • Provide coaching to sub project managers
  • Participate in way of working and process development, such as Cargotec Project model.

What you’ll need to succeed:




  • University degree or equivalent experience




  • Experience in project management is required
  • Experience in process and/or product development activities is preferred
  • Experiences regarding other Kalmar/Cargotec products are qualifying




  • High level of planning and communication skills
  • Basic commercial and business knowledge with a customer oriented mindset
  • Good organizational skills with a cross functional mindset
  • Good leadership and management capabilities
  • Energetic and result oriented problem solver with a positive attitude
  • Experience in product development activities is preferred
  • Experiences regarding other Kalmar/Cargotec products are qualifying

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

Interested to join?


For further information please contact Stephen M Magrath, Acting Director Operations / Manager Production by email at mark.magrath@kalmarglobal.com.


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with salary request and CV.


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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