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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Procurement / Purchasing

Witney, GB

Apply by:  22-02-2019

Sourcing Manager

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

Our Tail Lift Division is looking for a Sourcing Manager 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. 

You will be responsible for source selection and the development of sourcing strategies in support of the Business Line requirements.  You will be required to work with Site Sourcing, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain organisations across Cargotec using global benchmarking in order to leverage spend and optimise purchasing synergy.  

You will be closely working with: Cargotec, Hiab, Business Line & Service Sourcing, R&D / Engineering, SD / Quality at plant and group level, Supply Chain and Finance.
The position could be located in Malmö, Stockholm, Helsinki, Katrineholm, Bispgården or Stargard.

Significant international travel, sometimes at short notice is an essential part of the role.
Main tasks and responsibilities: 

  • 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
  • Project Manage & Implement supplier rationalisation programs to maximize commercial leverage, leading to the nomination, selection and development of long-term strategic suppliers capable of best practice performance in terms of cost, delivery, quality and new product innovation
  • Development of ‘Global’ sourcing strategies ensuring total acquisition cost benefit within the overall business / product line requirements
  • To achieve year on year annual cost reduction targets within the Design to Cost (DtC) and New Product Introduction (NPD) framework for the commodity areas controlled.
  • To evaluate and develop the supply base and introduce new suppliers as appropriate to meet the current and future needs of the business, at the same time ensuring continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality, delivery and new product introduction in a global environment
  • Contract negotiation including payment terms, quality/warranty/logistics annexes and raw material indices
  • Undertake Supplier Relationship Manager Responsibility for key Sources, ensuring all units are aligned to leverage group commercial agreements, where possible
  • The roll-out and support of the QAP process together with HIAB Supplier Development.
  • Provide support to escalate, drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools & methodology to ensure production requirements are secured
  • Adherence to and maintenance of all relevant Purchasing processes and systems, in line with Central Sourcing and Group Policy.

What you’ll need to succeed:


 The ideal candidate would be flexible & adaptable approach to problem solving and would have senior level contract and commercial negotiation.

Ideally you have:

  • Degree Level or Equivalent
  • MCIPS/IIPMM Qualification Preferred
  • International sourcing in a large scale vehicle/material handling environment would be an advantage
  • Excess spend of €10m and global SRM experience preferred.
  • Project management, cross-functional improvement teams and supplier development programs
  • LCC Sourcing in EMEA and APAC
  • Management/Supervision experience is essential
  • Cost Modelling experience with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • This role is located at our site in Witney, UK.  Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK.  

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 and CV by 22.02.2019.

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 3,000 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 ProCare TM service, award-winning HiVision TM crane control system, and HiConnect TM 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 3.3 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

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