Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL Zaragoza, ES

Senior 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 are looking for a Senior Sourcing Specialist  who will be responsible for source selection and the identification, tracking and implementation of cost saving actions using global benchmarking in order to leverage spend and optimise purchasing synergy.

Location: This position offers the flexibility to be based in Spain, Ireland, or Poland, under the direct report to our Category Manager Steel Main, indicating our commitment to global talent and operational excellence.

Main tasks and responsibilities



  • Strategic Sourcing Execution: Lead the identification, development, and execution of sourcing activities across the entire Hiab spend, optimising resource use over the product life cycle
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Engage in New Product Development (NPD), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), and early supplier involvement, ensuring alignment with technology development, productivity, and cost reduction objectives
  • Supplier Management: Identify and track cost-saving actions to meet annual productivity targets, prepare and analyse RFQs, negotiate and award business contracts, and develop new manufacturing partnerships, especially within BCC countries
  • Financial and Quality Targets: Develop open book costings, manage budgets, and forecast raw materials for suppliers. Define and achieve targets for Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Innovation within the category
  • Contract Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations, focusing on payment terms, quality/warranty/logistics annexes, and raw material indices, ensuring the best terms for Hiab.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Education: University degree level or equivalent, preferably in engineering or a related industrial field. MCIPS is desirable
  • Experience: At least 3 years of relevant global industrial experience in sectors such as truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture, or automotive. A minimum of 3 years in sourcing roles within an international, multi-site company is required
  • Skills: Proven expertise in managing large suppliers with a global footprint, project management, and supplier development programs. Candidates should have proficiency in using advanced procurement software such as Sievo and Ivalua, as well as experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems
  • Competencies: Exceptional knowledge in sourcing methods, supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, and analytical skills. Strong communication, cooperation, and influencing skills are crucial. Proficiency in interpreting technical drawings, with a particular emphasis on welding schematics, would be highly advantageous
  • Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
  • Mobility: Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice, to meet business needs.

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


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 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.