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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Stargard, PL

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.

Purpose of the position

  • To drive continuous improvement throughout an international supply base, with the objectives of maximising savings potential, total acquisition cost, new product innovation and delivery/quality performance, and the implementation of the category strategy at Hiab.
  • Responsible for source selection of the global commodity strategies for the MAU’S, the candidate will be required to work closely with Sourcing, R&D, Engineering, Quality, Service and Supply Chain organisations across Hiab using global benchmarking in order to leverage spend and optimise purchasing synergy, promoting Supplier Relationship Management and early supplier involvement. 


Key Accountabilities 

  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  Define and reach targets for Quality, Delivery, Cost, Innovation in the category
  •  Market intelligence: analyse and evaluate market and supplier / competitor trends to ensure that sourcing is based on best practice intelligence, market benchmarks.
  •   Contract negotiation including payment term, quality/warranty/logistics annexes and raw material indices.
  •   The identification, introduction and development of new sources of supply in best cost country locations (incl. EMEA, APAC) ensuring benchmark performance in terms of total acquisition cost.  
  •   Any other activities that are deemed necessary within the Sourcing Category Team

What you’ll need to succeed:


  • Third level degree and/or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering or business discipline.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies (for example, CIPS)


  •  At least 5 years of relevant global industrial experience (truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture or automotive).
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in Project management, cross-functional improvement teams and supplier development programs in an international and multi-site company
  • Experience in working with large suppliers with global multi-site footprint and managing supplier relations and negotiations.
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent knowledge in sourcing methods; category and supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, analytical skills and legal/contractual knowledge in areas such as intellectual property.
  • Continuous improvement mindset with a business-driven and fact based approach towards suppliers with a focus on building long-term relationships.
  • Excellent communication, cooperation and influencing skills when working with different senior level roles internally within Hiab and Cargotec and externally with different suppliers


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