Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Global Category Manager Hydraulics & Cylinders

Purpose of the position

The Global Category Senior Manager (Category Leader) is responsible for the creation, development and execution of the sourcing and supply management for the Global Hydraulic Category consisting of multiple divisions globally. 

This position will lead the global category including the coordination work of the cross functional team located in divisions that co-creates and Implements the Global Category Strategy. The Category Leader will drive the category strategy and translate the business strategy into an aligned one incorporating the Kalmar, Divisions, Operations, and Sourcing strategies into the category strategy and drive the strategy across divisions globally. 

The Category Leader will create synergies and drive sustainability and decarbonisation improvements among divisions through the category strategy in order to maximize total acquisition cost together with sustainable and operational performance across Kalmar to secure benchmark total cost of ownership as well as drive profitability and growth.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop, drive and implement the Kalmar Global Category Strategy incorporating all requirements from key stakeholders
  • Align category strategy with sourcing, supply chain, MAU, R&D and business requirements
  • Strategic Supplier Selection coordination aligned with the Category Strategy and sourcing governance models
  • Support New Technology development through suppliers
  • Drive supplier KPI’s including Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Incorporate sustainability into strategy
  • Assure warranty coverage and claim suppliers
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management
  • Assess Supplier Qualification
  • Attain Category Market Intelligence and share with the businesses
  • Proactively identify risks and develop mitigating activities to reduce exposure
  • Optimize the supply base
  • Optimize the Global Category footprint
  • Negotiate and then implement Supplier agreements based on cross functional team identified requirements
  • Reduce Working Capital
  • Support services Strategy Execution including branding to increase capture rate and spare part revenues
  • Deliver yearly cost reduction and performance targets aligned with Kalmar target objectives

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering, MBA preferred



  • At least 8 years of experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Management.
  • Sourcing experience with Hydraulic components, systems, modules 



  • Strong Negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Successful collaboration with key stakeholders and ability to maintain relationships at the executive level
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to gather relevant information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors; grasp complexities and perceive the relationship among problems or issues; seek input from others
  • Build an effective team committed to organizational goals; foster collaboration among team members
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness to effectively leverage and focus resources across organizational/geographic boundaries



  • Full understanding of cost breakdowns
  • Understanding of the supply chain and cost drivers for the category
  • Knowledge of Cargotec products
  • Knowledge of Strategy building and implementation



  • Management experience gained in a large multinational company with a matrix organizational structure essential.
  • Budget and business plan development and implementation.
  • Extensive experience in working with global teams and executing manufacturing/sourcing transfers is necessary.
  • Experience with Hydraulics Category Strategy development and implementation



  • Exceptional integrity; operating at the highest level of ethical standard, is required
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and complexity is necessary

You will be part of


  • Global Sourcing;
  •  Division Sourcing;
  • Engineering;
  • Product Line;
  • Front Line;
  • R&D;
  • Quality;
  • Supply;
  • Sustainability.

Interested to join?

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