Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Finance

Stargard, PL


Purpose of the position

Please note that candidates located in Poland, Sweden and Finland will be considered.


Leading the Kalmar sourcing controlling function as an efficient, sustainable, risk-focused and future-proof organisation, focusing on all areas of sourcing financial controlling, analytics processes, reporting, tools and ways of working across the procurement domains (direct, indirect, FLU).  


Owning sourcing controlling processes and procedures which define the basic reporting principles for Sourcing activities including cost control, performance, risk and asset management, and approval requirements for the divisions. Own the supply chain finance program and deployment of this to strengthen and support the growth in supplier payment terms and cash flow, building and owning the roadmap execution together with categories.

A key enabler for sourcing performance, owning finance-related master data and driving quality improvements within this domain. Build trust and transparency with internal stakeholders and supply partners to develop tools and more digital ways of working to enable value creation to generate additional business value and benefits in line with strategic and operational business plans. 

Act as a single point of contact in regards to process definition and changes, ensure that tools and reporting processes are aligned, constantly seek for improvement activities within their own area and maintain a roadmap of these in alignment with overall procurement excellence and finance development plans.  


Working as a business partner towards the global sourcing organisation, in conjunction with procurement excellence, process owners, IM, global category, division controlling and sourcing to ensure development activities are business relevant, cost effective and deployed as intended.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the sourcing controlling function Kalmar across all sourcing domains (Direct, Indirect, Front-Line Unit), with a primary focus on cost control, risk management, performance management and cash flow improvement & optimisation.
  • Define, improve and implement policies, processes and compliance activities to ensure that all organisational objectives in relation to costs and innovation as well as internal controls, efficiency and external risk are met in the following areas.


Cost Control & Asset Management

  • Financial governance - Own business case reviews & create/update templates, challenge savings actions & timelines whilst tracking savings and inflation, securing forecast is met & using lean problem solving techniques such as RCCM if off track.
  • Budgeting & Forecasting - Support creation of personnel and sourcing cost development budgets.  Structured and rigorous follow-up on those, challenging spend and identifying efficiency opportunities.  Attend integrated Business Planning meetings, providing consolidated volume forecasts and financial indexes to the sourcing organisation.  Prepare the monthly sourcing reporting pack including analysis to support the results.
  • Tooling & Asset management - Tooling investment analysis, lifecycle management & global supplier tool tracking with the development of a common process across Kalmar.


Financial Risk Management

  • Supplier financial stability - Own the Kalmar supplier financial risk program, promoting and managing risk tools together with the data & analytics team.  Analyse risk reports and support sourcing when challenging suppliers on financial analysis and approving corrective actions.
  • Process controls and tools - Identify and support Global Process Owners on process controls within the source-to-pay landscape.  Be the link between source-to-contract and invoice-to-pay processes towards finance and for end-to-end digital solutions.
  • Tariff management - Understand tariff implications by region, securing that the latest changes are communicated and acted on in order to minimise financial risk i.e. import duties from China.


Cost & Performance Management

  • Dashboards, Metrics & Reporting - Define reporting standards within sourcing and supplier development  reporting. Develop KPI dashboards (using sourcing analytics tools), simplify and harmonise monthly reporting routines whilst ensuring clarity & compliance to the reporting process.  Identify Robot Process Automation (RPA) opportunities within reporting processes.
  • Bill of Material (BOM) Analytics - Track BOMs across divisions, plants and regions, identifying discrepancies and opportunities for investigation  Manage external licence providers & indexes for should cost modelling.  
  • Purchase Price Variance (PPV) - Own division & category PPV and standard cost analysis, working with categories to identify problem statements & root cause resolution in order to ensure savings are visible at the  bottom line.


Cash Flow Optimisation

  • Payment term Optimisation - Rationalise and promote Kalmar global payment term standards.  Review existing terms across suppliers in different geographies, providing opportunity identification and actionable insights to improve cash flow.
  • Supply Chain Finance (SCF) - Own and promote SCF programs globally together with the treasury function, supporting sourcing with training and sales arguments towards suppliers.
  • Supplier inventory optimisation - Support inventory optimisation actions (i.e. consignment stocking, MOQs etc).  
  • Perform cash impact analysis as part of sourcing decision. 

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Masters degree in Finance
  • Degree in a relevant finance, engineering, information management or business discipline required


Working experience:
In order to be successful in this position we believe you fulfil the following criteria:

  • Several years experience in relevant positions of financial controlling, preferably in sourcing and within industrial manufacturing.
  • Experience of complex development projects, training and implementation of tools, processes and requirements in global organisations.
  • Experience in coaching and influencing others, and ability to work effectively in matrix organisation.
  • Experience of application of problem solving methods and lean tools (Hoshin Kanri, Six Sigma or similar).
  • Proven ability to plan and execute using own drive and initiative. You also have experience leading and working in cross-functional and cross cultural teams.
  • Highly beneficial to have additional experience from IM, engineering, and/or logistics/supply chain


Competence and skills:

  • English requirement: Fluent
  • Excellent communication, leadership and transformation skills
  • Excellent knowledge in finance concepts and end to end Source to Pay process
  • Data analytics / business intelligence competence, machine learning and AI.  Solid proficiency in tools to be able to analyse and present data and information (i.e. Google Slides, Data Studio and BigQuery)
  • Continuous improvement, process driven and results oriented mindset
  • Influencing skills and skills to deliver fact based arguments and facilitate discussions to deliver practical solutions in conflict situations
  • Business understanding and ability to adapt concepts for implementation feasibility, developing plans and justifying the implementation
  • Strong coaching skills in order to develop people across the matrix organisation and within supply partners on a strategic level with an analytical approach for Change management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the proven ability to develop and sustain a trusting relationship with key stakeholders, senior management and other internal and external parties
  • Project management skills


Desired behaviour:

  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive
  • Target and result oriented
  • Proactive working approach
  • Ability to implement plans and follow up progress
  • Strong integrity and confidentiality to create trust and drive changes
  • Ability to travel globally

You will be part of

Working with:


  • Category Directors & Managers
  • Division Controlling & Sourcing Heads
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Global Process Owners
  • Sourcing data analysts
  • Supplier Development
  • Indirect, Services & Market Area Procurement
  • Interfacing functions (IM, Finance, Internal Controls, CBS, R&D, Operations)
  • Business Area peers


  • Procurement platform & tool providers
  • Supply Partners & Supporting Consultants
  • Peers in other companies

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