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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Category Sourcing Specialist

Purpose of the position

Responsible for Sourcing & Supplier Management of Commodities assigned. Implements sourcing plans to effectively manage the sourcing activities related to his/her assigned portfolio in order to maximize supplier performance (cost, quality, lead time) and support the business plan.


● Develop and implements sourcing plans with the goal of assuring specified quality, required delivery times and minimizing the total cost of the products and services

● Conducts RFI/Q/P (Request for Information/Quotation/information/Proposal) and bidding processes, minimizing risk and maximizing value in terms of quality, delivery and cost

● Conduct new items sourcing and update SAP system with correct supplier, price, lead-time and minimum order quantity

● Evaluates current and prospective suppliers through supplier reviews, site visits and audits, in coordination with Supplier Development teams, to assure supply capabilities, on‐time delivery, quality and service

● Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers in order to meet specified quality, delivery and cost objectives

● Builds strong relationships with internal customers in order to meet defined objectives

● Identifies opportunities and implements actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks

● Drive cost reduction ,process improvement and innovation projects

● Conduct Quarterly/Annual Business Review with critical suppliers

● Complies with company and local procedures applicable to the job function

● Employees may be assigned other duties in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company

What you’ll need to succeed:

● Education Minimum bachelor degree in business or engineering Experience

● Min. 5 years of experience in sourcing area, in particular related to sourcing and/or category management. Competencies

● Strong interpersonal skills: strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills. Sourcing process execution knowledge (RFX processes, requirements gathering and collection), understanding of pricing models

● Understanding in vendor management

● Good influencing and negotiation skills.

● Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines

● Google Office tools , SAP as an advantage

● Taking initiative in a proactive manner to improve own and team work practices ●

Full professional proficiency of written and oral English required

● Good at communicating in a professional manner

● Display a strong work ethic and ability to comply with internal controls and policies

● International mind-set

You will be part of:


● Bromma Purchasing/Planning

● R&D, Quality

● Kalmar Sourcing

● Category Team

● Other stakeholders across the Global Company (to the extent required)