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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL Zaragoza, ES Minerbio, IT

Sourcing Specialist

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


We at Hiab Loader Cranes, Heavy & Super Heavy are looking for a Sourcing Specialist.


We're looking a person who will be responsible for source selection and the identification, tracking and implementation of cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the respective category using global benchmarking in order to leverage spend and optimise purchasing synergy. Someone who will be accountable to create, develop and execute sourcing activities to minimise total acquisition cost whilst maximising sustainable and operational performance across Hiab to secure benchmark total cost of ownership as well as driving profitability and growth together with high levels of delivery and quality performance.

A person who will manage all sourcing activities and secure demanding and complex multi-tier sourcing arrangements, promoting Supplier Relationship Management and early supplier involvement.


The position can be based in Stargard (Poland), Zaragoza (Spain) or Minerbio (Italy),  however it can be with a fully remote work model. You will report to our Category Manager Cylinders. You will need the ability to travel, sometimes at short notice


Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Identification, development and execution of the sourcing activities across whole-Hiab spend to optimise 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 in New Product Development, 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.
  • Support new product development by taking ownership and leading all sourcing deliverables within own area of responsibility, inc fulfillment of technical requirements, quality and delivery assurance deliverables.
  • Lead the QAP process with support of Category Supplier Development.
  • Manage and improve the Hiab-wide supplier performance using category supplier development resources and QDCI balanced scorecard methodology to monitor and improve performance across key metrics.
  • Identifying, tracking and implementing cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the category. 
  • Hiab-wide RFQ preparation, analysis and negotiation / business award according to delegation of authority.
  • Develop open book costings, budgets and raw material forecasting for the suppliers within scope.
  • Evaluate and develop the supply base.  Introduce new suppliers as appropriate to meet the current and future needs of the business, at the same time ensuring continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality, delivery and new product introduction in a global environment.
  • Close cooperation with supply planning to support capacity planning and scalability / flexibility planning via development of Logistics agreements
  • Identification and development of new manufacturing partners within BCC countries to support current and future needs of the business.
  • Commercial participation in supplier assessments in conjunction with Supplier Development
  • Promote and secure supplier participation in Cargotec Supply Chain Finance programs.
  • Define and reach targets for Quality, Delivery, Cost, Innovation in the category
  • Services Strategy Execution including branding to increase capture rate and spare part revenues.
  • Contract negotiation including payment term, quality/warranty/logistics annexes and raw material indices.
  • Development of supplier risk mitigation programs to ensure minimised disruption within category and business line.
  • Provide support to escalate, drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools & methodology to ensure production requirements are secured.
  • Adherence to and maintenance of all relevant Purchasing processes and systems, in line with Central Sourcing and Group Policy.


What you’ll need to succeed


We're looking for someone with excellent knowledge in sourcing methods; supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, analytical skills and legal/contractual knowledge. A person who has continuous improvement mindset with a business-driven and fact based approach towards suppliers with a focus on building long-term relationships.


Ideally you have:



  • 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
  • Project management, cross-functional improvement teams and supplier development programs; experience in using ERP systems (Preferably LN.10)
  • Experience in complex steel assemblies / hydraulic systems / electrical & electronics preferred 
  • Degree Level or Equivalent, with relevant engineering and/or industrial experience
  • English requirement: Fluent
  • Italian: Fluent (Only if the position is based in Italy) 



  • Excellent communication, cooperation and influencing skills when working with different senior level roles internally within Hiab and Cargotec and externally with different suppliers
  • BCC/LCC Sourcing in EMEA and APAC
  • 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?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV and application!


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 11,000 people.