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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Procurement / Purchasing

Shanghai, CN

Sourcing Project Leader

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 Mobile Solutions is looking for a Sourcing Project Lead to join and to secure total cost-efficient products and solutions within the responsibility area.

Sourcing Project Lead will be working together with all parts of our global organization and towards suppliers, Global Sourcing Team Members, R&D Team Members, Project Management Team Members, Sales and market, and Counterbalanced Container Handlers' Division Management.

The position could be based in one of our main locations either Shanghai/China, Stargard/Poland or Ljungby/Sweden.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Contribute to CCH Division Strategy and Sourcing strategy 
  • Actively participate in Kalmar global category-work and contribute into Category strategies
  • Support Division innovation by proactively driving information-sharing between Division, global sourcing and suppliers (current and potential). 
  • Make product cost and supply chain risk analyses for different scenarios in the Product Roadmap 
  • In line with CCH Division and category strategy make BC-proposals on pre-studies and projects for product roadmap to decrease cost, improve quality/delivery and decrease risk 
  • Keep track on costing, risk, quality and lead times for potential key components for the Product roadmap
  • Make sourcing plan/strategy for NPD in cooperation with global sourcing category team
  • Secure early involvement and initiate cross functional workshops with KAMOS sourcing team, R&D and market to support NPD-targets
  • Lead pre-studies to make fact-based evaluation for new strategic components/systems designed and owned by supplier based on input from R&D, testing, market and customer feedback, service and global sourcing
  • Initiate early supplier involvement to achieve project targets
  • Manage and deliver  costed  BOM  to  the  project from G1 until G5 (project end)
  • Lead sourcing activities and negotiations in NPD of new strategic products designed and owned by supplier
  • Lead sourcing activities and negotiations of SOW, timeplan, development cost, toolings and targets for supplier co-design activities in NPD
  • Keep track on costing, risk, quality and lead times for potential key components for the Product roadmap
  • Make sourcing plan/strategy for NPD in cooperation with global sourcing category team.
What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Science or similar interest and experience
  • 3-5 years in sourcing, project or product management in manufacturing environment
  • 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 result oriented
  • High level of analytical skills, able to structure and conclude from big data, strategic and business mindset
  • Ability and willingness of technical understanding
  • Excellence in presentation and communication -able to make sharp summaries 
  • Passion for sourcing and cost reduction
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English.
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 learn new things and realize your potential and have fun while working in our global team.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible the latest by Sep 23, 2020.

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 sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com