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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Category Sourcing Lead

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. Area of the responsibility will be decided based on selected persons experience; interests. It will be combination of one or two biggest spend categories and mix of minor spend areas.


  • 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
  • Ensure close co-operation and information flow between Sourcing and Key Stake Holders e.g. Operations, Project Managers, Engineering, R&D
  • Create and develop positive attitude and atmosphere in business and cooperation with respective functions (especially 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
  • Ability to travel

You will be part of:


  • MAU Operations, Project Managers, R&D, Other KAS Divisions; Functions
  • KAMOS operations; sourcing
  • Partners and suppliers