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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Business Development

Meppel, NL

Business Analyst Freight

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.


Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrowPurpose of the position


We are seeking a service minded and result driven candidate to join our Hiab Benelux Division as a Business Analyst Freight. In this role you will analyse transportation needs across Hiab and will propose mode and carrier optimizations based freight costs and performance data as well as service needs. Further the analyst will drive the invoice verification process jointly with the freight invoice auditors, the timely carrier payments and support the reporting to management for Services as well as Hiab overall. Lastly the analyst will take part of the RFQ processes and assist with analytics to select the best-fit option. 
The analyst will be a key person in driving TMS (Transport Management System) enhancements.


Place of Work and travels:


  • Place of work: Hybrid, home/Meppel
  • Estimated travel days/year: 20

Main tasks and responsibilities


The person in this position will report to the Global Senior Transport Manager Hiab, will be part of the Hiab transport team and is expected to work jointly with the Cargotec transport team.


  • Analysis of freight spend details, report the findings and initiate actions on deviations where necessary
  • Work with freight auditors globally to optimise the freight invoice verification and approval process
  • Secure freight price accuracy in the applicable systems, such as the freight optimizer in SAP
  • Determine and propose the most cost-effective methods for transporting goods without sacrificing efficiency and timeliness
  • Discuss the findings with operational teams, monitor and follow up on their actions
  • Monthly freight cost reporting and prepare business presentations for Hiab Services and globally
  • Enhance these reports and presentation where desired
  • Support transport sourcing via RFQ datasets preparation and RFQ analysis




  • Secure correct invoice verification and processing against agreed budgets
  • Report budget deviations and initiate mitigation actions
  • Secure system freight data accuracy
  • Timely KPIs reporting and propose improvements
  • Tender preparation & analytics precision
  • Review and follow up on reported savings, report deviations to management


Health & Safety and Policies:


  • Ensure transportation procurement adheres to company values and policies.
  • To further strengthen our logistics sustainability work (Co2 reporting etc.)




  • Take an active role in the transportation forum
  • Secure SOP and appropriate documents to be able to ship
  • Take part in carrier evaluations
  • Maintain supplier database

What you’ll need to succeed





  • Academic education in Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics or corresponding knowledge acquired through work experience


Working experience:


  • 3-5 years of relevant experience


Competence and skills:


  • Superior excel user with strong analytical skills
  • Experienced working with SAP and TMS systems
  • Additional software/programing skills desired, Google BigQuery & Data Studio, MC Power BI
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally in the organisation, to build a network and a team player
  • Taking initiatives and see the bigger picture
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Good English proficiency
  • Strong analytical & structured mindset 
  • Ability to communicate complex analytics in a comprehensive way
  • A strong interest in digitalization
  • Able to work under tight deadlines


You will be part of


By joining our team you will be able to work closely with leading industry professionals, developing and implementing new concepts that set the standards in the on-the-road and land handling, forestry and recycling industries. We offer our employees the opportunity to be part of a truly global organisation leveraged upon our shared values of Integrity, Quality and Safety. With us you will be part of a collaborative working culture with challenges and opportunities to further develop yourself professionally.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please apply now. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it. We are looking forward to meeting you!


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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.