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Category Manager Facilities

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Location: Ludvika, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Job ID: R0019635
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Your responsibilities:

  • Leveraging the Continuous Improvement Process Sourcing (CIPS) process where decided, implements effective sourcing strategies in line with business strategy ensuring that the supply base/suppliers have the capability and capacity to meet current and future business requirements. 
  • Ensures S2O productivity is achieved wherever possible.
  • Ensures all relevant parties understand strategies and execute processes accordingly.
  • Minimizes risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in accordance with Hitachi Energy guidelines.
  • Negotiates agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews price lists, terms and conditions.
  • Adapts corporate contractual framework to the local business needs.  
  • Recommends frame agreements to management and executes upon approval. 
  • Contract risk management.
  • Ensures identification, investigation, and selection of appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies.
  • Defines and establishes local standard agreements wherever needed. 
  • Provides and maintains standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with Hitachi Energy directives and guidelines.
  • Designs and implements cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets.
  • Applies and implements SCM standards, tools, and processes focused on business continuity for the assigned commodity or group of commodities.

Your background:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain Certification nice to have.
  • 5+ years of work experience of which minimum 3 years in a Supply Chain Role around Services and Strategic Sourcing in a company.
  • Ability to manage teams across functional areas, business units, and across countries in respective HUB.
  • Strong knowledge/ use of MS office tools, MS Teams, Power BI and SAP Ariba applications.
  • Strong knowledge of:
    • Detailed knowledge in managing Indirect Materials and Services, for example for Facilities, Real Estate, etc.  
    • Technology trends in the area.
    • Business process standards and associated applications.
    • Driving vendor consolidation and vendor sourcing for related functions.
  • Strong knowledge of the Supply Chain Process related to Indirect Categories such as: Facilities, Real Estate, etc.  
  • Strong project management and execution skills.
  • Ability to lead initiatives and promote acceptance across units and product lines management.
  • Solid knowledge of different supply chains and logistics structures in large corporates.
  • Outstanding organizational skills to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously and optimally in a matrix organization and with very little oversight and direction.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with C-level executives as well as rank and file in the SCM organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good command of English (business fluent).   
  • Superior negotiation skills in a highly challenging, intercultural multi-business environment and be able to negotiate terms and conditions as well as prices that aligns with business objectives.
  • High understanding and knowledge of stakeholder’s internal needs.
  • Familiar with critical process requirements in engaging 3rd Party providers in line with local regulations.
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