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Procurement Planner

Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italia
Job ID: R0009845
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Project Procurement Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Napoli-Pistoia Italy.

Who We Are


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


The PPM manages and coordinates all the procurement activities relevant to the Project, ensuring the respect of budget, schedule and quality of the deliverables.


The resource will be in a team and will take care of:

  • Issues the Procurement Plan (PRP) and the Project Cost Control (PCC) aligned with project budget and schedule, and ensure its effective implementation by monitoring that the procurement activities are executed on time and budget;

  • Ensures the execution of the supplier selection process, ensuring that contracts with sub-suppliers are aligned with project requirements in term of costs, schedule, quality and any other specific project requirement (e.g.: local content, etc.) and are issued timely in respect of project schedule;  in doing so the PPM coordinates the activity of the buyers of both Platform and Bogie, Carbody and Propulsion categories;

  • ensures that all contracts/LOI relevant to Key Sub-supplies (as identified upon issue by the PM of the Project Management Plan), are formally approved by the Project Manager before commitment is taken with the supplier;

  • Constantly updates the PRP and the PCC, and share progress with project manager on occasion on monthly project meetings;

  • Ensures the verification of the trend and deviations of the project procurement costs, with respect to the set budgets/targets; in case of deviations, supports assessment of the main causes and recovery actions;

  • Promotes cooperation and coordination between Procurement and other Functions to meet Project targets and deadlines.

  • In case of any change to the vehicle configuration that may have an impact on scope of work of the supplier (in terms of costs and/or delivery), analyse the impact of the changes to supplies in terms of cost and schedule;

  • In case of make/buy mix changes, support the Project Controller to estimate the economic impact by evaluating the cost of the change.

Main Interfaces

The resource for the performance of its tasks will have to relate to the institutions of:

  • Supply Chain, for the definition/optimization of requirements and logistics;

  • Maintenance, Engineering and Operation, for the study of technical issues;

  • Sales, with regard to the offers necessary for the acquisition of sales orders by customers of Hitachi Rail;

  • Program Management, for the alignment of supply programs and the respect of the budget;

  • Administration & Finance, for the closure of the liability cycle and the management of sureties;

  • Legal, for legal/contractual matters;

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Ability to read/interpret technical specifications and/or drawings;

  • Excellent use of the office package and the main computer tools;

  • Knowledge of SAP Environment System MM;

  • Proven negotiating and negotiation skills, enriched by good analytical and management skills.


Technical-commercial training (degree in engineering/management or economic/ legal disciplines);


Excellent knowledge of the English language;

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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