Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Meppel, NL

Global Transportation Tender & Project Lead

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 to recruit a self-starter and self-motivated professional with experience in leading negotiations, freight contract management, and relevant sourcing and/or sales experience to join Hiab as our new Global Transportation Tender and Project Lead. This role aims to realize freight costs and process efficiencies by leading large RFQs and strategic transportation projects.


The person in this position will lead selected RFQ & project activities to support the realization of the Hiab Global Transport Roadmap to achieve Cost, CO2, and On-time Performance targets. 

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Lead strategic transportation projects, including large RFQ initiatives or carrier/mode shifts to the finish line;
  • Implement agreed transportation process change initiatives in close collaboration with stakeholders;
  • Participate as Subject Matter Expert in cross-functional projects;
  • Collaborates with corporate stakeholders on projects and process improvement
  • TMS ownership & development;
  • Standardizing RFQ project quality & structure;
  • Support the operational support structure, including the invoice audit process;
  • Realize freight savings and budgets as agreed with management;
  • Realize selected transport projects & improvement targets;
  • RFQ project quality & implementation targets;
  • Invoice audit quality targets.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Minimum 5 years relevant sourcing and/or sales experience (“both sides of the negotiation table” experiences at one of the bigger carriers is an advantage);
  • Leading negotiations and freight contract management;
  • Experience from navigating in a global matrix organisation;
  • Excellent English skills;
  • Understanding of TMS and SAP (or other ERP software) functionalities;
  • Aftermarket parts supply logistics experience is valued;
  • Leadership experience is valued;
  • Negotiation, networking, and communication skills;
  • Proficiency/interest in analytical tools including Excel, SQL, Qlik Sense/Power BI/Tableau is an advantage;
  • A team player with analytical skills, strategic thinking, and an eye for the big picture who is able to drive change and growth.

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 believe that you have the right skills and attitude to drive this growth, please submit your CV via the link below. 


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.