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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Procurement / Purchasing

Tallmadge, US

Apply by:  19-07-2019

Supplier Quality Engineer

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


 Key member of the Waltco Sourcing team whose primary responsibilities include supplier quality. Background in manufacturing and operations, sourcing, lean and ISO is required, specifically in the application of steel and metal fabrication pricing/demand for use in the Hydraulic Lift Gate industry. Experience in steel fabrication and welding and/or steel service center is preferred.

Main tasks and responsibilities


•    Drives and further develops relationships with current supply partners to improve daily performance at the lowest cost.  
•    Investigate true manufacturing cost and identify opportunities for cost savings with current supply partners or re-sourcing to more competitive and capable new sources.
•    Seek and develop new potential supplier partners that help organization meet defined objectives to ensure primary and secondary suppliers are qualified.
•    Analyzes engineering specifications and customer expectations to help in determining sourcing requirements.
•    Monitors and manages supplier on-time delivery and quality performance to assure capability to meet on-time production schedules.
•    Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.
•    Keep abreast of market trends and new materials or processes, especially for steel and metal fabricated components.
•    Coordinates processes to insure all purchased materials meet engineering specifications, quality system requirements, cost expectations, inventory requirements, and delivery expectations.  Makes recommendations to purchasing systems modifications and enhancements.  
•    Monitor prepared reports for Purchase Price Variance, Key Supplier Metrics, Scrap Levels, Quality, and On-Time Delivery.
•    Analyze TCO and competiveness of quotes received and prepare complete information for Sourcing Manager to approve.
•    Initiate and drive implementation of sourcing projects from start to finish to meet established business objectives.

What you’ll need to succeed:


•    Bachelor's degree in Materials Management, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field

Working experience:
•    five years materials sourcing management experience in a manufacturing environment.
•     Minimum of 5 years direct experience in automated MRP/MPS and/or Kanban systems managing inventory control.

Competence and Skills
•    Ability to evaluate production and market demands based on input from sales, manufacturing, and system data reviews to project labor and materials requirements for manufacturing planning. 
•    Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. 
•    Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. 
•    Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Language skills:
•    English 

Personal attributes or qualities: 
•    High energy
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Technical skills including logistics, supply chain and scheduling  
•    Strategic thought process that delivers metrics driven results

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.


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 brands. 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 Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people. 

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