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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Location: Hyderabad India
Job ID: 1022960HV
Date Posted: Feb 7, 2023
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Supply Chain

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Meet our Team

We represent Hitachi Vantara to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.

What you'll be doing

The Company

Hitachi Vantara combines technology, intellectual property, and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Join our team and our employee-focused culture and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes!

The Role

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Global Procurement, this sourcing professional will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of various categories including hardware, software, telecom consulting, professional services, facilities, marketing, HR and finance supporting requirements in APAC and EMEA with a primary focus on India. This sourcing professional will also have some responsibility for global category project execution.


• As an individual contributor, this sourcing professional will serve as a trusted business advisor to stakeholders, providing best-in-class technical consulting from a sourcing and external benchmark/industry perspective.
• Develop robust competitive bids with stakeholder collaboration and perform the analysis required to select suppliers and solutions
• Use data analytics, industry benchmarking and strategic sourcing methodologies to provide guidance in the development and execution of sourcing and category strategies, contributing to improved profits and cash flows.
• Manage the development and execution of sourcing projects and initiatives ensuring alignment with the overall priorities and objectives of Hitachi Vantara as well as the specific business function.
• Review contractual terms and conditions, negotiate and draft language to reflect favorable terms and mitigate risk.
• Develop and maintain a best-in-class global preferred supply base for respective area of responsibility.
• Lead negotiations with suppliers on a variety of contracts, to ensure maximum value and minimum risk to Hitachi Vantara.
• Manage strategic supplier relationships with cross functional/cross business impact covering multiple geographies.
• Lead or assist with the development of process documentation associated with key process. improvement leveraging diverse ideas and expertise for category progression.

What you bring to the team


• BS (Business or Finance).
• 2 - 5 years' experience in strategic sourcing and category management in any of spend categories of hardware, software, telecom, consulting, professional services, facilities, marketing, HR or finance.
• Solid understanding of basic procurement law with correlating ability to author/negotiate/oversee: master supply agreements, subscription agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, change requests, amendments.
• Experience executing competitive bids (RFPs / RFQs)
• Demonstrated track record of leading the sourcing process, working with stakeholders across businesses and geographies.
• Proven ability to communicate, influence and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
• Strong business acumen, including good strategy, financial and operational skills.
• Solid project management skills with the ability to drive and close multiple complex, high risk projects across business functions and geographies.
• Excellent negotiations skills with the ability to negotiate large volume, high risk deals independently.
• Strong supplier management skills. Ability to develop senior level relationships with suppliers.

Other Requirements

• Able to navigate a fast-paced multi-national environment with personnel from all over the many regions and will seek to foster excellent working relationships.
• Must be well organized, confident in navigating demands from stakeholders, a natural self-starter with a willingness to learn and embrace new methodologies, whilst employing excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
• This role may require infrequent travel to key markets (2-4 trips per year).

Holding certifications in the below is a plus
• Procurement related certifications through ISM, American Purchasing Society or other recognized entity.
• Project Management
• Legal and commercial negotiations

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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