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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Category Sourcing Lead

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.

Category Sourcing Lead - Powertrain

Purpose of the position

Lead and direct the selected sourcing categories within KAS sourcing. Target is to lead according to technology roadmap and production footprint objectives, strategy and business needs and best market practice.

Lead the category development and implementation of policies, processes, and compliance activities to ensure that all organizational objectives in relation to quality, accuracy of delivery, costs and innovation are met.
Manage reporting, pricing, agreements and negotiations in selected category area
Control sourcing of new suppliers and vendor management development in selected categories.
Contribute to strategic planning and decision-making to develop and implement sourcing strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and translate these into annual plans to contribute to profit & loss.
Contributing to the harmonisation and synergies in KAS Sourcing and Kalmar sourcing categories when applicable globally (in different regions) and being part of Kalmar global sourcing activities
Searching, selecting and developing competitive suppliers
Manage cost development projects in factory production and supplier network
Create and develop positive attitude and atmosphere in business and cooperation with respective functions (specially engineering / R&D).
Support operational purchases and quality work

What you’ll need to succeed:

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer or equal commercial B.Sc. or M.Sc. or equal suitable education.

At least 5 years of relevant business / product / sourcing / project experience. Experience of global supply chains with a background of production, sourcing, logistics and demand & supply planning activities. 

Languages (English) and negotiation skills. 
Knowledge of different business needs, suitable technical or commercial background
Team player and can handle pressure.

The position requires travelling due to global partners and suppliers.


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