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Category Director Connectivity & Control Systems, Malmö/Stockholm

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 futureof 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’sProCareTM 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.comHiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion, and employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com 

We offer

The Hiab sourcing department works in a matrix and provides strategic sourcing support towards all business lines within Hiab. The categories within sourcing are divided between four technical areas with a responsible Category Director for each area. The position as Category Director for Connectivity and Control Systems is newly created with the purpose of leading the strategic development within the area, securing clear alignment across the Hiab Business Lines and with the sister companies in the Cargotec Group. The Category Director will manage all sourcing activities and secure demanding and complex direct sourcing arrangements, promoting Supplier Relationship Management and early supplier involvement across Hiab. You must be able to travel extensively.

Background and experience

• Several years experience in senior sourcing roles, preferably in truck, construction machines, agriculture or automotive manufacturing industry
• Experience from working in an international multi-site matrix organisation
• Experience from managing high level relations and negotiations with large suppliers
• Leadership skills in managing teams and key stakeholders
• Excellent knowledge in sourcing methods, i.e. category and supplier relationship management, negotiation, analytical skills and legal/contractual knowledge in areas such as software and IP
• Excellent communication, cooperation and influencing skills when working with different senior level roles internally within Hiab and Cargotec and externally with different suppliers
• Understanding of connectivity/IOT
• Academic Degree in Business/Economics or Engineering
• Fluent technical English and preferably Swedish

Personal competencies

• Business driven and fact-based approach
• Customer-centric focus with strong interpersonal skills
• Strong ability to influence
• Good listener and ability to translate into action
• Strategic mindset

For more information, please contact K2 Search, Senior Consultant Arne Nordström, +46 70 69 89 200 or Petter Pålsson, +46 735 21 6 555. All contacts bill be handled with strict confidentiality. Apply soonest on www.k2search.se 

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