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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Minerbio, IT

Sourcing Specialist, Services

Join Hiab's journey - to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling


We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist to join Hiab’s Services Division. This role is responsible for vendor source selection and the identification on Tactical Sourcing activity level by managing sourcing activities and securing demanding multi-tier sourcing arrangements. The position is also responsible for supplier consolidation and relevant supplier legacy issues. The focus is on Hiab’s Loader Cranes Heavy and Super Heavy business.
This position reports to Ville Kuusela, Sourcing Director. The location of this position is Minerbio, Italy.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Optimises use of Hiab/Cargotec 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
  • Successful cross-functional participation Supplier relationship Management (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
  • Identifying, tracking and implementing cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the category
  • Hiab Services-wide RFQ preparation, analysis and negotiation / business award according to delegation of authority
  • Evaluate and develop the supply base. Introduce new suppliers as appropriate to meet the current and future needs of the business
  • Very close cooperation with Services DC supply planning to support capacity planning and scalability / flexibility planning via development of Logistics agreements
  • Category item focus on Hydraulics and Fluid Components
  • Define and reach targets for Quality, Delivery, Cost, Innovation in the category
  • Price list and lead time updates to the Supply and FLUs from the Services Sourcing team
  • Updates to the systems with operative purchasing team in Supply
  • Provide support to escalate, drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues.

What you’ll need to succeed:



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



  • 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
  • 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
  • Senior level contract and commercial negotiation.

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?


For further information please contact Ville Kuusela, Sourcing Director on email: ville.kuusela@hiab.com
If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV by 14.06.2021.