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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Logistics

Dundalk, IE

Material planner

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.

Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow:


We are looking for a Material planner who will be responsible for the availability of components for the production of Truck Mounted Forklift.

You will manage inventories and ensure that material resources are consistent with production schedules. Promote high levels of product availability and internal customer satisfaction, optimal inventory levels and minimal obsolescence. Ensure the appropriate supply of cost-efficient and high-quality materials required to maintain steady production and product delivery.

We offer hybrid work mode with flexitime and free private healthcare.

Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Responsible for running functional reports and providing rolling forecasts to suppliers
  • Determining the required materials and generating replenishment plan 
  • Manage and maintain optimal lot size technique, safety stock and other planning parameters
  • Managing inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations
  • Drive inventory and cash flow objectives in line with corporate goals
  • Minimise inventory obsolescence and identify and manage cost drivers
  • Effective Back-order/shortage reporting and root cause analysis
  • Support sourcing activities to drive material cost improvements and availability
  • Product Life cycle management – NPI and EOL
  • Responsible for accurate and timely reporting to Supply management on stretched performance metrics to drive continuous business improvements
  • Identify process improvements throughout supply chain
  • Participate in Monthly Supplier Operational Meeting & updating Score card

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Degree in business, logistics, inventory management, or a related field preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant business / product experience
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and supply chain management
  • Commercial or Technical background
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - Lean/Six Sigma experience would be advantageous 
  • Excellent communication skills, strong numerical and analytical skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Change Management
  • Proficient MS packages especially  Advanced MS Excel & Google Suite

You will be part of:



We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.



Interested to join?


For further information please contact Anita McEneaney, Material Planning Manager



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


Please note that the recruitment  process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.



Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.