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Manager Full-time

at Cargotec Kansas in Kansas (Published at 24-06-2020)

Business: Kalmar Job Function: Sourcing Location: Ottawa, KS, US Manager - Category Powertrain

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.

Making your next move count

The Manager - Category Powertrainis will be responsible for the sourcing and supply management for the category and sub categories consisting of multiple business units globally. This position will lead the global category responsible team as well the cross functional team that creates, Implements and directs the Global Category Strategy. The Manager - Category Powertrain will drive the category strategy and translates business strategy in an alinged one incorporate the KAMOS, Operations, and Sourcing strategy arrows into the category strategy and drive the strategy across divisions globally. The Manager - Category Powertrain will influence synergies among divisions through the category strategy.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop, drive and implement the KAMOS 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 aligned with the Category Strategy.
  • Support New Technology developement through suppliers
  • Drive supplier KPI?s including Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Incorporate sustainability in the stategy
  • Assure warranty coverage and claim suppliers
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Managment
  • 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 footpirnt
  • Negotiate and then implement Supplier agreements bsed on cross functional team identified requirements
  • Provide support to all WCSC initiatives
  • Reduce Working Capital
  • Deliver yearly cost reduction and performance targets aligned with KAMOS target objectives
What you?ll need to succeed:

? At least 8 years of experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Management.
  • Sourcing experience with the category of interest. Procurement experience with engines/components, transmissions/components, axles/components/ and or gearboxes.
  • Strong Negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Successful collaboration with key stake holders and ability to maintain relationships at the executive level
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Full understanding of cost breakdowns
  • Understanding of the supply chain and cost drivers for the category
  • 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 Category Strategy development and implementation
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and complexity is necessary
  • Financial acumen
  • Results driven
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.


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 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Nearest Major Market: Kansas City



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