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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Logistics

Ottawa, KS, US

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

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

Senior Manager, Services Supply Chain takes the leadership of the North American spare parts supply chain, securing success for the processes of demand and material planning, inventory management, replenishment, warehouse operations, distribution, and reverse logistics. Lead the team of supply chain professionals, development and deployment of the supply chain strategy in North America in addition to contributing to global supply chain strategy, operations and development as a member of the global supply chain leadership team. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Develop and implement supply chain strategies and initiatives for spare parts to ensure operational excellence and customer satisfaction
•    Drive capital management optimizing inventory levels and cash flow while securing inventory carrying costs are minimized and spare parts availability meeting customer demand
•    Oversee material planning and procurement of spare parts from suppliers while ensuring that quality, cost, and delivery requirements are met
•    Work closely with service sales teams, customer support, product management, sourcing, and global teams to forecast demand, plan inventory levels, and ensure timely delivery of spare parts
•    Monitor and evaluate supplier performance and develop relationships to ensure high levels of service and reliability
•    Develop and implement processes and systems to ensure compliance with regulations, standards, and policies related to spare parts
•    Collaborate with other functional areas, including finance and operations, to ensure alignment of supply chain strategies with business objectives
•    Develop and manage financials for spare parts supply chain operations, including procurement, inventory management, and logistics
•    Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to the supply chain team to ensure a high level of performance and continuous improvement

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Master´s or bachelor´s degree in supply chain, logistics or a related field
•    At least 10 years of experience in supply chain management, with a focus on spare parts operations, in a global manufacturing or distribution environment
•    Excellent time management skills, self-driven and highly organized individual
•    Strong knowledge of supply chain best practices, including sourcing, procurement, inventory management, logistics, and distribution
•    Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing supply chain strategies and initiatives to achieve operational excellence and customer satisfaction
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers
•    Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop teams to achieve high levels of performance
•    Experience working with ERP systems and other supply chain software tools
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions and manage complex supply chain challenges
•    Fluent in English

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.