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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

Sourcing Specialist

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.

Sourcing Specialist - fixed term

Purpose of the position

A Sourcing Specialist for the Kalmar Global Sourcing Organization is accountable for leading a relatively small group of suppliers to world-class supply chain results in the scope of a global organization. World-class is defined as optimal Quality, Delivery, and Cost performance as well as Risk management. The Sourcing Specialist is an important member of the sourcing team and must be well aligned with operations (Quality, Planning, Finance, etc.) as well as with the engineering team on projects or new products. Essential to this position is leading all supplier-related activities, both for ongoing production as well as new product introduction. The position requires excellent leadership and supplier management & negotiation skills. The sourcing specialist needs to select suppliers as well as to clearly communicate priorities and expected results from their suppliers. 
●    Drive profits using cost-saving strategies and project management skills to effectively lower manufacturing costs for component spend.
●    Implement cost improvement strategies by supplier to achieve cost targets.
●    Demonstrate teamwork with colleagues to achieve results.
●    Optimize the supplier base for their respective category group and spend responsibilities.
●    Develop & implement category strategies and negotiate with suppliers with a heavy emphasis on quality, delivery, and cost. Collaborate strategies with global category managers.
●    Select and develop suppliers to achieve world-class results on quality, delivery, and cost.
●    Demonstrate a business mindset with sustainable results.
●    Develop and implement action plans to continuously improve their suppliers.
●    Complete project work in the global scope.
●    Implement and maintain proactive supplier management that continually improves a small, high performing supply base through a supplier performance measurement and development program

What you’ll need to succeed:

●    Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or engineering. 
●    A Master’s degree is a plus but not required. 
●    Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or engineering. 
●    A Master’s degree is a plus but not required. 
●    A minimum of 2 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is required.

●    The ideal candidate will bring purchasing/sourcing/supply chain experience with an in-depth knowledge of people and processes, preferably with an OEM or tier 1 supplier environment.
●    Value Engineering/Cost Reduction & Standardization experience highly preferred. 
●    Project Management experience.
●    Excellent contract management and negotiation skills. 
●    Fluent in English, other languages are a plus.
●    Experience with an ERP system. Preference is given to those with INFOR LN system experience.
●    Domestic and possibly international travel requirements are estimated to be 5% - 10%.
●    Excellent communication and presentation skills.
●    Knowledge in Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, ERP/MRP systems, and Supply Chain optimization is valued.
●    Proficient in the use of Google Suite, including Sheets, Slides & Microsoft office software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and MS Project.
●    Professional ISM affiliation/certification strongly desired.  

You will be part of:

●    Kalmar & Corporate Direct & Indirect Procurement teams
●    Cross-Functional Stakeholders within business areas
●    Other stakeholders across the Global Company (to the extent required)


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