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Category Manager Services (remote)

Location: Istanbul, İstanbul, トルコ
Job ID: R0020421
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2024
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: Yes

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General Information

We are looking for our next “Category Manager for Services” (e.g.  legal, consulting, marketing, HR, recruitment, temporary labor, financial services) who will be able to demonstrate knowledge at Hitachi Energy with below qualifications.

Develop, plan and implement Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy focused on optimizing costs, spend, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for an assigned indirect category or group of indirect categories. Perform active spend and budget management. Ensure execution in accordance with Hitachi Energy, SCM and Supply Base Management instructions and procedures.

Main Accountabilities:

  • 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. 
  • Managing relations with both internal and external stakeholders. Ensures procurement processes execution.
  • Performing in line with business demand and Hitachi Energy standards. Responsible for benchmarking, sourcing, negotiation, contracting and process implementation in line with Hitachi Energy standards, terms and conditions.
  • Identifying savings opportunities in order to deliver measurable savings.
  • Analyzing spend and procurement data and identifying optimization potentials within assigned spend and supply base

Basic Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain Certification nice to have.
  •  2+ 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.
  • Strong knowledge of:
    • Managing Indirect Materials and Services, for example for legal, consulting, marketing, HR, temporary labor, etc.
    • Business process standards and associated applications.
    • Driving vendor consolidation and vendor sourcing for related functions.
  •  Project management and execution skills.
  • Ability to lead initiatives and promote acceptance across units and product lines management.
  • 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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