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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Area 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.

Purpose of the position

The role will be to deploy the new Procurement and delivery function enhancing customer service and increased collaboration with FLUs. Main focus area will be to handle inquiries from the frontline units for the Non-stocked items and Proactively follow up of order status and backlog.  Frontline unit support performance improvement is a crucial part of the role . The role will be to support the customers with best service, price and  availability information and speed of delivery. Area Buyer will be closely working with the Frontline units, Suppliers, Sales support, other Area Buyers, Sourcing and logistics.

Key accountabilities:

●    Owning responsibility, performance and relevant KPIs for all open Orders and backlog within Market Area/ FLUs
●    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 items within approved limits
●    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.

●    Key Performance understanding and continuous improvement:

  •   Average no of days for orders in the backlog per MA/FLU
  •   Overall order lead time per MA/FLU

What you’ll need to succeed:

●     Commercial, Logistics or Technical - Bachelor degree.  Automotive and/or Logistics.
●    At least 3 years of experience in the Purchasing or Sales area.

●    Personality: Service minded, customer centric and proactive in communication towards the country organization (organize, lead, create follow ups and memos)
●    Able to deal with challenging internal customers, and challenging conversations with high exposure to the FLU (perseverance and focus on finding the best solutions for the customer)
●    Able to fulfill multiple number of assignments with high level of independency
●    Analytical, SAP knowledge,
●    Global mindset, excellent communication skills and through various platforms email, phone, SF, hangouts
●    System knowledge: SAP, QLIKVIEW, Salesforce, Google platform (sheets)
●    Fluent in English


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