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Senior Local Procurement Buyer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0014109
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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· Ensure the formalizing of local procurement Services Agreements/Contracts in compliance with procurement delegated powers

· Ensure the respect of contract agreements by implementing procurement actions required to solve identified issues of suppliers (payments terms, variation order, contract clauses) in collaboration with global commodity units, if needed

· Ensure capitalization and sharing with Global Procurement Unit and main stakeholders (e.g. engineering, supply planning…) of knowledge related to the pend local commodity / category (e.g. vendor intelligence, market knowledge)

· Ensure the local procurement activities during bidding and execution in accordance with Procurement Geographical Area strategy

· Support the issue of local Procurement Annual Operating Plan for projects/Bid

· Support the implementation and compliance with Company relevant Processes and rules for the assigned geographical area

· Ensure the definition and Implementation of the Local category/commodity sourcing strategy (incl. strategic alliances & pre-bid tie-ups)

· Ensure the implementation of RFI/ RFP / RFQ process & projections to support bid preparations for relevant local procurement commodity/ category in alignment with procurement internal processes and procedures

· Ensure Procurement Risk Monitoring & Control for the assigned local procurement activities

· Support the Post of Bid Award (Win-Loss-Variance) Analysis

· Ensure Supplier scouting to monitor and establish potential new Suppliers options, by providing price lists/ catalogues and Capability benchmarking

· Ensure the monitoring and reporting of economic and financial figures (budgeted v/s actual savings) for each assigned local commodity/category

· Contribute to the collection and provision to the SP unit of all Procurement data relevant-for the assigned local commodity/category-to make “Cost Estimation Template” for the specific bid

· Ensure, according to the supply plan/project schedule and inputs received by SP, the implementation of all the procurement activities for relevant local commodity /category

· Provide monthly reports on Cost Savings and saving assessment mitigation plan

· Ensure completeness of sourcing documentation check list

· Provide Issuing of quarterly report on local category/commodity spend/progress /dynamic (SAP and Project/ Bid data)


Required Skills/ Knowledge:

· 5-10 years of expertise within the Procurement / Supply Chain – Contract Management

· Understanding / Previous experience with DBS / SME legislation and requirements

· Experience with Framework Agreements

· Commercial negotiations – terms and conditions

· Supplier qualification processes and methods

· Vendor rating/suppliers monitoring

· Reporting

· Purchasing Processes and Procedures

· Benchmarking and Risk Management

· IT Tools (MS Office, SAP, E-Auctions)

· Continuous improvement

· Documentation management

· Procurement Planning Methods

· MPS-MRP techniques

· Cost Controlling & Budgeting concepts/basics

· Negotiation, analyzing


Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, or High school in technical area or Equivalent Technical background


Languages: English proficiency

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