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Contract Management expert

Location: Pistoia, Pistoia, Italia
Job ID: R0013068
Date Posted: Dec 1, 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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Job Description

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Contract Management expert who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position reports directly to the Contract Management Director is based in Pistoia, IT.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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 candidate, which will be part of the Contract Management function, under the supervision and coordination of the Contract Management Director and with a level of autonomy proportional to previous experience, will have to:

Support the Project Manager during the bidding process, reviewing the draft contracts and specifications proposed by the Customer, highlighting any clarifications to be obtained and identifying specific monitoring/mitigation actions to be put in place during project execution; Provide the Procurement Manager with the flow-down of the Client's contractual requirements, to ensure that contractual obligations entered into with the Customer are reflected and reversed specularly on the related procurement contracts, while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and Group policies; Support the Project Manager in the effective execution of the supply in fulfillment of contractual obligations and in line with relevant business rules and processes. To this end, he/she participates in project meetings pertaining to issues of potential contractual impact, formulates recommendations for taking appropriate and timely actions, prepares and/or reviews correspondence related to contractual issues, identifies risks and opportunities related to contract management and subsequent mitigation actions; Support the Project Manager in the management of claims to and from clients and partners, assisting him/her in the examination of issues with respect to the contract scope and in the formulation of contents supporting the claim; Manage, jointly with the project manager and in coordination with the legal and procurement departments, claims to suppliers for breach of contract; Collaborate with other business units (legal, compliance, administration, etc.) in order to provide the project manager with strong, operationally effective and viable contractual solutions.

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • At least 3 years' experience in the role matured in an international environment within the management of complex supply projects including large plants engineering, dealing with external stakeholders (Clients/ Main Subcontractors),
  • Skilled in Project Management and Risk management,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Predisposition to interpersonal relations and ability to maintain an open and direct dialogue and mediation skills,
  • Aptitude to work in a team,
  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships and networking,
  • Ability to adapt to change in highly dynamic and complex environments,
  • Operational autonomy, methodicity, organizational and time management skills,
  • Proactivity, commitment and solution/results orientation,
  • Willing to travel in Italy and abroad
  • High level of integrity and ethics.

Master's degree in law and/or engineering background with experience in contract management,

Knowledge of Public Procurement Law,

Knowledge of general contractual standards,

Knowledge of the Office package

Effective written and verbal communication in Italian and English

Fluent Knowledge of English (written & spoken).

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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