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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Tampere, FI Stargard, PL Ljungby, SE

Area buyer Trainee

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.

Purpose of the position


Main focus area will be to handle inquiries from the frontline units for the Non-stocked items and Proactively follow up of order status and backlog. Frontline unit support performance improvement is a crucial part of the role . The role will be to support the customers with best service, price and availability information and speed of delivery.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitor and support price for selected market area for non-stocked items
  • Proactively follow purchase order backlog and delivery dates for given Market Area, apply adjustments and communicates with countries using reporting or dashboards
  • Support in running bi-weekly meetings with FLUs, collecting Country needs, feedback and Order prioritization and improve the delivery dates, remove the roadblocks, convey the priorities to other buyers and sourcing if necessary
  • Daily interaction with suppliers via email, phone.

What you’ll need to succeed:



  • Commercial, Logistics or Technical - Bachelor degree. Automotive and/or Logistics.


  • Personality: Service minded, customer centric and proactive in communication towards the country organization (organize, lead, create follow ups and memos)
  • Able to fulfill multiple number of assignments with high level of independency
  • Analytical, SAP knowledge is an advantage
  • Fluent in English

Working together with:


  • Market area and the frontline units,
  • Buyers,
  • Supplier,
  • Area Sales Support,
  • Logistics & Inventory team,
  • Sourcing team.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application.


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