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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Operations / Assembly

Raisio, FI

Value Stream Manager, Contract Manufacturing

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


Hiab is looking for an experience Value Stream Manager to join our international team of professionals.


In this role you will be in charge of the ownership and development of a value stream. You will hold the full accountability of the entire Value Stream, manage a cross functional matrix organisation so as to deliver the SQDIP for the contract manufacturing. You will also be responsible for delivery, creation and implementation of SQDIP strategy and KPIs within the value stream.


This is a hybrid position located in Rasio, Finland and you will report to the Operations & Operational Excellence Manager. Occasional travelling is required.


Main tasks and responsibilities



  • Leadership within the value stream
  • Ensuring all lost time incidents are reported and investigated
  • All risk assessments are carried out and maintained
  • Accountable for all safety incidents.



  • Ensuring quality standards and improvement targets are met and maintained
  • All NCR, 8Ds, A3s ( including other QA problem solving tools) and customer complaints are completed and closed out in a timely manner
  • Promote a zero defect culture within the value stream.



  • Ensure and maintain the correct capacity levels so as to meet the demand plan
  • Delivery of product within the value stream in line with the MAU demand schedule & KPIs targets
  • Adhere to customer OTIF – On time in full.



  • Maintain  RAW material, WIP and FG so as ensure they are in line with MAU inventory policy & KPIs targets
  • Ensure lineside cycle counting is completed in line with MAU inventory policy
  • Ensure ERP material transactions are executed in a timely manner with regards to scrap,obsolesces, and production order management.



  • Promote & develop a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence within the value stream
  • Own the current / future value stream maps for the Values stream
  • Own the 6S and KAIZEN programs within the value stream
  • Deliver productivity improvements in line with MAU KPIs.



  • Ensure all training and skills development programs within the value stream are up to date and maintained
  • Promote a culture of high accountability and high engagement
  • Promote a culture of employee empowerment
  • Development and management of the value stream governance model to follow standard work at daily, weekly & monthly levels in alignment with the site's overall governance framework and policy deployment
  • Bring to life each day our HIAB values and demonstrate these behaviors in his / her leadership style.


What you’ll need to succeed



  • Degree qualified preferably engineering or science, or relevant industry experience
  • Lean 6 sigma Black, Green or Yellow belt.



  • 7 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a management/ supervisory role
  • Working knowledge of S&OP & capacity management.



  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Problem solving capability
  • Critical thinking and decision making.


Our future colleague is a person with high integrity, also caring, reliable and pioneering. We value collaboration and high resilience. 


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.


More benefits:

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package geared to boost health and wellbeing. In most of our positions, performance-based incentives are a part of your total package
  • All our employees are offered comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities, annual development plan and career progression opportunities
  • In most of our positions, you have flexible working hours and hybrid work (combination of remote work and on-site work).


At Cargotec, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday.



Interested to join?


For further information please contact Riku Lindqvist, Operations & Operational Excellence Manager, by phone at +358-40-5866386 or by email at

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application by 14.12.2022.


Please note that the recruitment  process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.

Please note that the interview process may begin before the closing date of the job posting.


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.