Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Tampere, FI

Trainee, Project Purchasing

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.

Do you want to make your next move count? With us, you can.


Kalmar is looking for a summer trainee to join the Project Procurement team which works to provide fluent material flow for the production and projects. Our daily work consists of end to end purchase order management tasks in close co-operation with the key stakeholders e.g. production, engineering, RnD and suppliers. Our work provides visibility into the industrial production and development environment. The team members have a key role in successfully delivered projects by securing timely delivery of the parts and components.

This is a fixed-term position for the summer period located in Tampere at our modern and comfortable offices.

Start / end dates will be agreed between the manager and the employee.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Purchase orders to suppliers and follow-up till timely delivery of the goods
  • Coordination and communication with suppliers
  • Information hearing and shearing with colleagues and suppliers
  • Supplier and item data management in the systems.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • A can-do attitude and proactive approach
  • Some technical experience is a benefit e.g. summer job in industrial
  • environment, technical interest/hobby or technical studies
  • Knowledge of ERP system(s) gives you a jump start to the work; We have SAP in use
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Finnish and English.

You will be part of


We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together. With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.


Our trainee network goes beyond a typical internship experience, creating a holistic environment that nurtures both professional and personal growth. The traineeship is active during the summer, providing opportunities to connect with fellow trainees through various activities and events.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with your CV by the latest 10.3.2024!


Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as possible when we find the right candidate.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.