Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Gdansk, PL

Parts Planner

About Us




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 an experienced and self-motivated  Parts Planner  to join our team!





Purpose of the position




The Parts Planner has a dual role combining Demand & Inventory Planning responsibility for a segment of the spare parts supply chain with operational purchasing tasks for a number of highly strategic suppliers in that segment. The Parts Planner plays a critical role for achieving a high parts availability while keeping inventory levels under control








Main tasks and responsibilities






  • Continuously review forecast deviations and adjust when needed
  • Manage authorised stock list
  • Actively interact with other services division departments to gather and share information relevant to the spare parts sales forecast, for example sales campaigns and other drivers of exceptional demand
  • Review most significant changes to forecast and stock levels following monthly forecasting and optimization run
  • Collaborate with Global Planning team and give feedback on improvement opportunities in the Global Planning Model
  • Support colleagues in value steam with guidance and actions to mitigate supplier performance related issues through changes to planning parameters.
  • Continuously search for opportunities to reduce excess inventory
  • Closely collaborate with US supply chain team to ensure the end-to-end is considered when managing exceptions and demand and supply as well as excess inventory
  • Act on requests from PSC’s to support with stock
  • Be attentive to feedback from Customer Support Centers (CSC) and Importers in order to secure that the customer needs are considered in the planning process




  • Spare parts procurement according to planning parameters (purchasing of material and follow up on confirmed dates and suppliers ability to deliver ( OTIF)
  •  Proactive identification of the risk of deviations in deliveries and taking corrective and preventive actions
  • Driving supplier performance management to improve cooperation/ KPIs - lead time and confirmation accuracy
  • Independently conducting meetings with suppliers in order to develop cooperation, relationships and achieve result goals
  • Cooperation with the Sourcing department to ensure smooth cooperation with suppliers and to achieve the goal of availability of the right material for customers
  • Cooperation with Purchasing Team to ensure a clear and transparent material management planning process
  • Keeping customer service informed on expected delivery dates on parts with backorders
  • Reviewing supplier invoices
  • Supplier claims handling 
  • Support in purchasing master data management
  • Development of purchasing processes
  • Performing other tasks associated with the role, as assigned by the line manager




What you’ll need to succeed




  • Academic education in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or corresponding knowledge acquired through work experience. 
  • Experience from inventory planning is highly valued
  • Knowledge of planning theory and statistics is highly valued
  • Analytical and skilled working with data;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and support others and develop processes and ways of working
  • Good communication skills and customer centric mind-set




What we offer




  • Working with specialists in an international environment;
  • Annual training budget and development program;

  • Comfortable workplace and friendly atmosphere;

  • Medicover Healthcare package;

  • Multisport for you and your family;

  • UNIQA Insurance for life;

  • Hybrid working system;

  • Co-financing parking;

  • Office 5 minutes from SKM train station.




Interested to join?




Please submit your CV.