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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Logistics

Plainfield, IN, US

Tactical Buyer

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.


Join Hiab’s journey – to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling

Hiab USA is seeking a Tactical Buyer who will be responsible for one-off sourcing of non-sourced parts or one-off dual sourcing when required, as well as responsible for maintaining the master and order data of one-off changes and newly sourced parts. In addition, the role supports Sourcing with contract management and price reduction initiatives.

Main Tasks and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of safety and health policies
  • Investigate and consult on field safety incidents, accidents and issues
  • Responsible for one-off sourcing of non-sourced parts or one-off dual sourcing when required
  • Responsible for maintaining master and order data of one-off changes and newly sourced parts
  • Responsible for unassigned sourcing queue in Jira, including the Parts not available for sales issue type
  • Support Supply chain Leads and Sourcing Category teams with services specific technical and quality insights
  • Closely work together with the FLU Parts Sales teams via proactive communication and support when requested with customers queries, particular in an emergency delivery unit down situation(VOR). Participate in escalation activities.
  • Support Sourcing with contract coverage & management, including cost reduction initiatives
  • Lead quality (claims) efforts to drive the industry’s best-in-class quality
  • Supports continuous improvement results in current purchasing procedures, always focusing on the elimination of waste and non-value added activities
  • Resolve supplier invoice discrepancies
  • All other duties as assigned by your manager with the physical constraints of this job description

What you’ll need to succeed


  • BS / MS degree related field required
  • Lean Six-Sigma is a plus



  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant global industrial experience (truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture or automotive)
  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant work experience in sourcing roles in a global 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 English skills



  • Sourcing skills: supplier relationship management, contract & commercial negotiation, and legal/contractual knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and a skilled Excel user
  • Experience with WMS and TMS systems
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Independent to get things done, but a strong team player
  • Willingness to travel according to needs; also outside the US / to Europe


Desired behavior

  • Self-starter & Self-motivate
  • Analytical with an eye for the big picture and strategic thinking
  • Team player
  • Prosper diversity and inclusion
  • A good communicator with the capability to work in teams and independently. 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
  • Good sense for details


You will be part of

Hiab offers a variety of different career possibilities for different backgrounds and ambitions, so whatever your passion is, we may just have the job for you!  We want to bring in new expertise and fresh ideas, while providing our existing employees with new and interesting career opportunities. Your talent, experience and passion may just be what we seek or need to shape the future of Hiab and our industry.

Comprehensive benefit package including health, vision, dental, voluntary life/disability insurance upon first date of employment.

  • As low as $0 premium!
  • 401k program with company match
  • Personal time off and company-paid holidays
  • You may also be provided with a company cell phone, laptop and credit card, all to be used for the purpose of conducting company business
  • Opportunities for career growth and competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Company mentoring program
  • Tuition reimbursement for job-related continued education.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume/CV today for consideration!


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.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis