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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Service

Schenefeld, DE

Supply Chain LSS 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.

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



HIAB Loader Cranes, Light & Medium’s department is looking for a Supply Chain LSS Specialist who will map, document, and evaluate internal processes in order to identify areas of improvement. This professional will serve as support and backup for various activities relative to the supporting process, efficiencies, creating operational scale, and technology enhancements. You will have to employ Lean methodologies and tools in order to accomplish a business objective


This position is Home-Office based and includes frequent travel (up to 75% of the time). You will report to the FLU Service Manager and will work directly with the business and management teams to produce key deliverables such as current and future state process documentation as well as conducting some gap analysis. 

Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Supports the overall lean six sigma program for the business
  • Works on projects both individually and cross-functionally
  • Create and maintain departmental process documentation and standard operating procedures
  • Manage the overall logistics associated with the project intake process from idea through project initiation
  • Trains workforce on the various tools of lean six sigma
  • Implements CI / Lean method projects on the shop floor in a wide variety of areas (5S, Visual Management, Standard Work, DMS, etc.) with bottom-line impact
  • Construction of Value Stream Maps (current and future states), identify improvements, and lead cross-functional teams in developing improvements
  • KPIs include Safety (LTI improvements), Lead time reduction, Profitability (Cost & Planning efficiency), Networking Capital, Continuous Improvement Ideas Impact (Visual Factory), First time right (Quality metrics).

What you’ll need to succeed:


We are looking for a professional who is passionate about driving performance improvements, who is process-oriented with a capability to take the operations to a continuous improvement journey, and comfortable to present and communicate to all levels in the organization (SLT, local MGT, etc.).


The perfect candidate has a willingness to be creative as the Company develops key processes and best practices and is a high potential team player, with service-oriented passion, while highly organized and skilled in multitasking, and high-quality deliverables.

Ideally, you have:

  • 3 to 5 years of practical experience with lean methods / Continuous Improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience implementing Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Continuous Improvement concepts
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in Business or relevant technical degree
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, project management software required (Minitab is a plus)
  • Ability to perform business analytics and connect problem-solving and continuous improvement activities to a business case.
  • Ability to communicate individually and in group settings
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface with all levels within the organization and with external vendors
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on mindset, Problem-solving behavior, High sense of urgency 
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and German.

You will be part of:


We offer you a position in a global organization 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 with a salary request and CV.


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. www.hiab.com


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com