Vendor Manager

Cargotec - Ljungby

Business: Kalmar Job Function: Sourcing Location: Ljungby, SE Vendor 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.

Purpose of the position

Kalmar Mobile Solutions is looking for a temporary Vendor Manager to secure total cost efficient products and solutions within the Forklift Truck division.
As Vendor Manager you will primarily work as sourcing project leader to ensure coordination between Global Category Sourcing strategy and Technology Roadmap. You will coordinate sourcing activities within NPD (New Product Development) and other improvement projects. You will lead, drive and follow up on cost reduction activities. A collaborative working environment is of most importance to reach our common targets.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

New Product Development

  • Lead all sourcing activities related to the NPD projects
  • Define sourcing scope in project and create strategic sourcing plan in cooperation with global category sourcing team
  • Ensure early supplier involvement, selection of components and parts according to Strategic Sourcing Plan
  • Creation of targeted cost BOM, follow-up and assure the targets are met at each project gate
  • Communicate project progress within sourcing after each gate.

Control Risk & Cost for products and solutions

  • Responsible for product cost
  • Drive, support and prioritize forum for cost reduction and risk mitigation
  • Initiate needed cross-functional workshops to secure targets
  • Perform product costing and cost modeling with support from Cost Engineering
  • Transfer market & product knowledge into Global Category Sourcing.
What you’ll need to succeed:

You have a can-do attitude and the ability to approach challenges with enthusiasm. You believe in team collaboration cross-functional and put your own prestige aside, but you are also willing to work independently. You are driven, structured and result oriented and make sure activities are in line to reach our targets.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • Proven knowledge in Project Management
  • Good knowledge and experience of advanced sourcing
  • Full understanding of cost breakdowns
  • Understanding of the supply chain and cost drivers
  • Negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Fluent in Swedish and English both in speaking and writing.
You will be part of:

As Vendor Manager you will be part of the Forklift truck division sourcing team based in Kalmar Innovation Center in Ljungby. You will be working within project teams and have close interaction with global category sourcing.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible but the latest by Sep 30, 2020.
The position is a vacancy for maternity leave. Start date as soon as possible and planned end date in end of May 2021.

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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.

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