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Senior Local Procurement Buyer (Commercial and Legal Contracting)

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0014109
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
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 Senior Local Procurement Buyer 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 Pittsburgh, PA.

About Us:

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.


  • Lead large complex negotiations, across multiple sourcing requirements.
  • Ensure timely and effective support to the business, including compliance with regulatory and legislative obligations
  • Ensure proactive identification of commercial and contractual related risks and issues to develop and propose appropriate mitigation strategies in consideration of key project milestones
  • Provide inputs and recommendations for the definition and implementation of the Procurement contract management strategy for various Projects across the Americas at bid and delivery phase
  • Ensure handling and resolution of contract and commercial issues during contract negotiations with preferred suppliers at bid phase and at project delivery where commercial changes are negotiated to optimize the company's position
  • Ensure the maintenance of the Procurement generic suite of contract templates for the Americas business unit including version maintenance and distribution
  • Ensure that the company compliance policies are included in the Procurement suite of templates and that any updates are managed efficiently
  • Ensure provided upstream flow-down terms are incorporated to the specific Procurement Project contract templates for the engagement of subcontractors
  • Ensure regular and appropriate contract reviews are effectively conducted with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Lead the training and development initiates for the local and global Procurement team in relation to the Procurement contract suite of templates and negotiations tactics

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of Legal or 7 years of contract terms and conditions negotiation expertise
  • Large global company work experience
  • Robust understanding of contracts within the Construction Industry, or within the Rail Sector Industry
  • Robust understanding of Design and Build Contracting, including System Integration and Site Installations
  • Strong skill, knowledge and experience in complex negotiations, including claims.
  • Strategic/critical thinking skills, including risk mitigation
  • Attention to details skills
  • Strong and effective collaboration skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work within a team environment.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint intermediate to advanced knowledge

University Degree in Business or Law, including non-graduate experience in the studies of US Law Degrees


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities. 
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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