Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Meppel, NL

Global Senior Transportation Manager, Hiab

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.


Purpose of the position


We are looking for an experienced professional to join Hiab as Global Senior Transportation Manager to manage a global portfolio of €60-70M freight cost by optimizing customer delivery performance, securing the best in class cost and customer service levels. 

Main tasks and responsibilities


•    Hiab global freight budgets, budget control, contract coverage and improvement initiatives;
•    Initiate and design RFQs aligned with Cargotec transport strategy and category management, including contract realization;
•    Ensure correct insurance and compensation terms are included in the contracts to recover loss and damages;
•    Hiab global implementation of RFQ results in cooperation with operational teams;
•    Final operational escalation support and (cost) dispute resolution;
•    Support Hiab entities with local transport requirements, freight pricing, contracts etc, including follow up on booking behavior like correct mode or service selection;
•    Manage relationship with transport partners and run periodic performance reviews for the major providers;
•    Regular reporting to management of major global transport developments and deviations;
•    Develop and enhance transport solutions;

•    Realize freight savings and budgets as agreed with management;
•    Full visibility freight costs and savings, including freight costs recovery;
•    Transport performance targets as agreed with management;
•    Excellent carrier relationships;
•    Accurate global freight insights, trends reported to management.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree within a relevant area, for example, Logistics or Supply Chain Management;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant sourcing and/or sales experience(“both sides of the negotiation table” experiences at one of the bigger carriers is a premium);
  • Leading negotiations and freight contract management;
  • Experience from navigating in a global matrix organization;
  • Excellent English skills;
  • Experiences with TMS and SAP(or other ERP software);
  • Aftermarket parts supply logistics experience valued;
  • Leadership experience will be an advantage;
  • Negotiation, networking, and communication skills;
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills and proficiency in analytical tools including Excel, SQL, QlikView/Power BI/Tableau;
  • Self-starter & Self-motivated and able to drive change;
  • Value diversity and inclusion and our company values;
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills and a team player;
  • A good communicator with the capability to work in teams and independently.


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?



If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application to find out more about the role and what we offer. 


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 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.