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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Logistics

Meppel, NL Helsinki, FI

Senior Transition Manager, Supply Chain Agility

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 tomorrow


We are seeking an experienced professional to join our team in the role of a Senior Transition Manager, Supply Chain Agility.  The purpose of the role is to drive the implementation of strategic plans to improve the Hiab Services supply chain agility. The person in this position is expected to take a leading role in the journey towards a world class Services aftermarket parts supply chain. The person in this position will be responsible for the successful delivery of services supply chain projects & activities, aimed at improving the flexibility & scalability of the 3PL operations as well as the inbound material flow agility and efficiency. 

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Lead the supply chain PMO and oversee projects via a hands on approach and with a senior level of supply chain expertise;
  • Project Management of key strategic projects, such as the study concerning the global distribution center relocation & execution of the outcome or supply chain integration of acquisitions;
  • Support the activities of the Supply Chain leads and Sourcing to establish an agile inbound supply base, including flexibility agreements;
  • Support the Service Supply Chain team as a backup in case of management absence;
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations teams, Sourcing, suppliers, 3PL, Transport team & carriers via projects and activities to continuously improve the SC flexibility, scalability and efficiency;
  • All other duties as assigned by the manager in accordance with the job description.

What you’ll need to succeed




  • Academic education in Supply Chain, Logistics or similar;
  • Lean/Six-Sigma experience is valued.




  • Minimum 10 years of experience from multiple areas of (preferable aftermarket) Supply Chain;
  • Background in warehousing, 3PL operations and vendor management, as well project management is valued;
  • Experience from navigating in a global organization;
  • English proficiency - fluent. 




  • Well documented leadership & project management skills, good communicator;
  • Experience with WMS and TMS systems;
  • SAP experience is a plus;
  • Analytical and a skilled Excel user, additional software/programing skills valued, Google BigQuery & Data Studio, MC Power BI;
  • Independent to get things done, but a strong team player;
  • Self-starter & Self-motivated;
  • Change driver and a team player;
  • Analytical skills with an eye for the big picture and strategic thinking;
  • Prosper diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills;
  • A good communicator with the capability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Finds our company values: caring, reliable and pioneering appealing and he/she can relate to these and how they will affect the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position;
  • High sense of urgency and good sense for details.



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 now. We are excited to meet 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.