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Procurement Specialist (m/f/d)

Location: Düsseldorf Germany
Job ID: R0010677
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in the electronics industry. Technical innovations for the future are our greatest challenge. The product range of our group includes more than 20,000 components and solutions. More than 325,000 employees help us to continuously develop international standards and sell high-quality complex components and systems.

To strengthen our team in the "Value Integration Group" for the Düsseldorf location, we are looking for a

Procurement Specialist

The job holder will be involved in the procurement activity of various indirect categories such as, but not limited to, Airlines, Courier Service, Mobile Phones, Rent and Lease Cars etc for Hitachi Europe GmbH as well as our Shared Service Customers / affiliated companies in Europe


Successful candidate will be involved in handling various indirect categories as well as  managing our European users. Main responsibilities are:

  • Accountability for the entirety of ALL Indirect categories spend including periodical reporting of spend activities in Europe

  • Drive value, achieve cost savings and implement joint process improvement initiatives for assigned categories.

  • Centralize Suppliers for Indirect Materials for Hitachi Group Companies in Europe under one contract (Regional or global) by requesting spend data/Regional/Global Contract and increase adoption ratio.

  • Perform GAP analysis for each categories and promote use of Centralized contract to other Hitachi Group companies.

  • Lead RFI/RFP’s, attaining added value and cost reductions.

  • Benchmarking and negotiation of existing contracts versus new proposals for various categories

  • Review policies and processes to be aligned with our Headquarter policies in Japan.

  • Collaborate with HQ (Japan) and other IPOs in other regions across the world as necessary.

  • Support for the in-direct purchasing activities budget and reporting achievement to HQ


  • Recent and successful track record of managing in-direct materials procurement activities

  • Understanding of the philosophy and practices of in-direct procurement management

  • Cost and contract negotiation skills

  • Up to date knowledge of procurement related laws and regulations.

  • Numerical skills with the ability to analyze and interpret costs and budgets

  • Customer Focus and Analytical Thinking

  • Excellent communication skills and the strong ability to work across cultures and countries

  • Proficient skills in Business English (writing, reading and speaking)

  • Good PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)

  • Ability to work under pressure in a matrix organization

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