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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ottawa, KS, US

Tactical Buyer

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.

Making your next move count!

Kalmar Sourcing is looking for a Tactical Buyer who will handle inquiries from the frontline units for the Non-stocked items. The role will be to support the customers with the best service, price and availability information and speed of delivery. As in addition, a person employed in this position will support Service Sourcing team members in operational and daily work, support data gathering etc. The position will be located in Ottawa and will be reporting to the Sourcing Specialist.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Owning responsibility, performance for Sales Force case handling related to US FLU
  • Monitor and support price and lead time RFQs per FLU / selected market area for non-stocked items
  • Agree on lead time and price for all Purchase orders of non stocked
  • Proactively follow purchase order backlog and delivery dates for given Market Area / FLUs, apply adjustments and communicates with countries using reporting or dashboards
  • Run bi-weekly meetings with FLUs, collecting Country needs, feedback and Order prioritization and improve the delivery dates, remove the roadblocks, convey the priorities to other buyers and sourcing if necessary
  • Daily interaction with suppliers via email, phone
  • Escalate urgent supplier or technical issues to Sourcing Specialist
  • Serve as backup to Sourcing Specialist if out of office.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Supply Chain, Business Administration or Finance- Bachelor degree.


  • 3 years of experience in Purchasing or Material planning
  • System knowledge: SAP, QLIKVIEW, Salesforce, Google platform (sheets), Excel.

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. You will be working together with market area and the frontline units, Buyers, Supplier, Area Sales Support, Logistics & Inventory team, Sourcing team.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with salary request and CV. (And other relevant if needed.)

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.