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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Project Management

Stargard, PL

Transition Project Manager

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.


The purpose of Sales & Service Support Center is to help us in our journey to double the time spent with customers, and to help us overall serve our customers with greater consistency, speed and effectiveness. Role of Transition Project Manager is to oversee the establishment of the hub so that it will be geared up to serve this overall purpose. In practice, the role manages the country transition to the Sales & Service Support Center including project management (scope, schedule, resourcing, reporting, risks, project communication etc.), represent programme assignment and targets and act as intermediary for different stakeholders during the project as well as providing support to the new Sales & Service Support Center Manager. Scope of the country transition project is implementation of the new operating model, to-be processes and tools and retained organisation design and implementation, but the operational responsibility to carry it out belongs to the Sales & Service Support Center Manager.

● Responsibility of individual country project delivery (scope, schedule, resourcing, budget,
reporting, risk, project communication etc.), guard programme assignment and targets in
● Drive project activities across functions (HR, Finance, Sales, Services), work in close
co-operation with function stream leaders, who are responsible for the function content
and related decisions
● Drive Sales & Service Support Center establishment efforts, including but not limited to
detailed organization and capacity planning, managing recruitment pipeline and
onboarding, together with the new Sales & Service Support Center Manager.
● Lead and manage the project team, manage project phases (prepare, execute, hypercare)
on site/country, availability in country required (focusing to prepare and execute phases,
duration 6-9 months), enable all parties of project to achieve targets.
● Act as intermediary for many stakeholders (KAMOS LT, WCED PMO, WCED WS3, MA
LTs, Country Directors and LTs, Finance, HR) on project content behalf
● Communicate efficiently and effectively along projects to all stakeholders to keep parties
informed, ensure change management activities and monitor deployment changes in
● Provide input to transition approach development according to experiences from country
● All work needs to be conducted in compliance with Global Standards for HR procedures,
policies, processes and learning & development programmes

● Responsible for securing own and co-workers’ safety and health with all possible means
and in compliance with the law.



● Minimum master degree in business, finance or similar
● +5 years of experience with project management and preferably of global international
transitions and/or outsourcing
● Project management of large/complex change projects
● Preferably solid shared services concept and process understanding
● Stakeholder management and good collaboration skills
● Experience of matrix organisation role and management
● Capable to solve conflicts with seniority and mutual respect towards parties
● Understand the shared services concept
● Preferably knowledge and understanding of sales & service business
● Preferably knowledge of process documentation and knowledge transfer methodology
● Focus on quality in deliverables
● Self-driven and outgoing personality
● Committed to assigned deliverables until project closure
● Flexibility and travelling required
● Full professional proficiency of written and oral English required
● International mind-set

● WCED programme and work stream teams
● Sales & Markets leadership team
● Market Area leadership teams
● Country Directors
● Sales & Markets HR and Finance
● 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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com