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


The position has overall responsibility for the project deliverables including project financials, scope and schedule from the project start to the delivery (handover to the Line Organization). The Project Manager will also manage and lead allocated project teams, and maintain the relationship with colleagues within the Division and more broadly within KALMAR SBU. This position reports to the Manager, Programs and Engineering Process. The position will be based in Ottawa, Kansas, USA. Part of the work will be executed remotely with the cross-functional teams.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Lead and be responsible for executing complex and non-standard projects of new product development
  • Overall responsibility for the project deliverables including project financials, scope and schedule.
  • Set project baseline and schedule, and ensure ownership and acceptance of responsibility from all stakeholders
  • Responsible for continuous risk management in the project
  • Responsible for managing changes and variations to the project
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Lead and manage project team members, who are often geographically dispersed in different time zones
  • Provide project updates on a recurring basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Science or similar interest and experience
  • 5+ 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 results oriented
  • Ability and willingness to deepen technical understanding
  • Excellence in written and oral communication--able to distill key information into summary reports
  • Passion for project management
  • Tactful negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Will be required to work closely with other TT RDE personnel, Sourcing & Production groups worldwide
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally

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 is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ 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.