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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Streetsboro, OH, US

Sourcing Manager - Controls and Systems

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

Purpose (key contribution to the company)

  • Key member of the USA Sourcing function with dedicated focus on Systems and Controls, (Hydraulics, Electrics / Electronics, Cylinders, Fasteners/Fixings, Contract manufactured assemblies etc.) in conjunction with Global Category Sourcing support.
  • Support the USA Supply Chain Team to secure the right material at the desired quality and the right price to be delivered to the plant at the right time (E2E).
  • Co develop and execute category and sourcing strategies tailored to future supply chain footprints in USA & LAM, tariff effective supply chains, supplier preferencing and selection to maximise total acquisition cost with sustainable and operational performance across Hiab USA to secure benchmark total cost of ownership as well as driving profitability and growth
  • Sourcing responsibility for future M&A activity and integration in USA and LAM.

What you’ll need to succeed:


Key accountabilities:

  • Lead the planning and execution sourcing to service North American manufacturing sites and application of wider category strategies across Hiab spend to optimise use of Hiab/Cargotec resources over the E2E product lifecycle addressing strategic commercial sourcing requirements, supplier preferencing, consolidation and pipeline to secure continuity of supply and emerging business needs.
  • Own the supplier performance within the USA and support the supply base using central category inputs, supplier development resources and QDCI balanced scorecard methodology to monitor and improve performance across key metrics.
  • Establish and lead collaboration between key suppliers, Engineering, supplier development,  and the Divisions to provide the innovation capabilities and capacity required to drive business growth, cash and margin improvements to secure “best customer” focus at suppliers.
  • Successful cross-functional leadership and 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, indirect sourcing and business process and system implementation.
  • Develop and deliver a modularization roadmap to division leadership and Engineering teams.
  • Supplier scalability, forecasting, risk management, material planning and supplier improvement programs to drive productivity and secure efficient supply chain management within the category.
  • Identification and development of new suppliers within BCC countries including LAM and APAC to support current and future needs of the business

Experience and Education



  • Third level degree and/or Master’s degree in a relevant engineering or business discipline
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies



  • At least 5 years of relevant global industrial experience (truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture or automotive)
  • 2 years of which should be at Senior Management level, within a multinational, multi-site, global company
  • Leading global teams across multiple geographies
  • Experience successfully leading transformational change

Interested to join?

If you are intersted please send your resume to albion.korvafa@cargotec.com


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

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