Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Gdansk, PL

Sourcing Specialist

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 Sourcing Specialist to join our team!




Purpose of the position




  • Enable growth and cost competitiveness of HIAB Services Spare Parts business with systematic vendor management practices in Hiab Spare Parts in close collaboration with main category sourcing organization and other business stakeholders
  • Responsible for source selection and the identification, tracking and implementation of cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the respective category using global benchmarking in order to leverage spend and optimize purchasing synergy.
        - Main category focus on HIAB Services Spare Parts spend and suppliers
        - Improving supply and delivery performance of key European Distribution Center (DC) suppliers by implementing stocking and consignment solutions
  • Accountable to create, develop and execute sourcing activities to minimize total acquisition cost whilst maximizing sustainable and operational performance across Hiab services units to secure benchmark total cost of ownership as well as driving profitability and growth together with high levels of delivery and quality performance
  • Manage sourcing activities in Hiab Spare Parts legacy and Service BOM area and secure demanding and complex multi-tier sourcing arrangements, promoting Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and early supplier involvement




Main tasks and responsibilities




Key accountabilities:

• Identification, development and execution of the sourcing activities across Hiab Spare Parts spend to optimize use of Hiab resources over the E2E product lifecycle addressing strategic commercial sourcing requirements, supplier preferencing, securing early focus on service and end-of-life requirements, supplier consolidation and pipeline to secure continuity of supply and emerging business needs

• Prepare and run Hiab Spare Parts related RFQs with key vendors to enable assortment standardization, cost & lead time development and vendor relationship

• Successful cross-functional participation in New Product Development, SRM, early supplier involvement and selection with technology development, productivity, total cost reduction make/buy programs, should-cost modelling, and business process and system implementation

• Support new product development by taking ownership and leading all sourcing deliverables within own area of responsibility

• Identifying, tracking and implementing cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the category

• Lead the QAP process with support of Category Supplier Development

• Evaluate and develop the supply base. Introduce new suppliers as appropriate to meet the current and future needs of the business, at the same time ensuring continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality, delivery and new product introduction in a global environment.

• Contract negotiation including payment term, quality/warranty/logistics annexes and raw material indices

• Cooperate with Services DC supply planning to support capacity planning and scalability/ flexibility planning via development of Logistics agreements.


• Commercial participation in supplier assessments in conjunction with Supplier Development.

• Provide support to escalate, drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools & methodology to ensure production requirements are secured.Primary focus on expediting and improving delivery performance with key suppliers in European DC.

• Adherence to and maintenance of all relevant Purchasing processes and systems in line with Hiab Central Sourcing.


What you’ll need to succeed





• Degree Level or Equivalent, with relevant engineering and/or industrial experience



Language skills:

• English requirement: Fluent

• German, French, Italian and/or other languages are beneficial




• At least 3 years of relevant global industrial experience (truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture or automotive)

• Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in sourcing roles in an international and multi-site company

• Experience in working with large suppliers with global multi-site footprint and managing supplier relations and negotiations

• Project management, cross-functional improvement teams and supplier development programs

• Experience in using ERP systems (Preferably SAP)




• Excellent knowledge in sourcing methods; supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, analytical skills and legal/contractual knowledge

• Continuous improvement mindset with a business-driven and fact based approach towards suppliers with a focus on building long-term relationships

• Excellent communication, cooperation and influencing skills when working with different senior level roles internally within Hiab Services, Hiab and Cargotec and externally with different suppliers

• BCC/LCC Sourcing in EMEA and APAC

• Senior level contract and commercial negotiation


Desired behavior:

• Teamwork, collaboration, continuous improvement mindset

• Ability to travel, sometimes at short notice




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.