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Lead Strategic Sourcing Methods and Tools

Location: Milano, Milano, Italy
Job ID: R0017510
Date Posted: Jun 22, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: Hitachi Energy Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Strategic Sourcing Methods and Tools

Supply Chain Management enables business success – that is at the core of all we do. We work together in multi-stakeholder partnerships while championing our Supply Chain value contributors to advance the competitiveness of Hitachi Energy. We are valued by our stakeholders for being an efficient and effective function. Together with our suppliers and partners, we achieve innovative, sustainable and cost effective high quality solutions. We retain and attract the best talents to our collaborative and entrepreneurial environment. Our ecosystem is greater than the sum of its parts and to ensure it thrives we constantly need to effectively manage the capabilities and interconnections that bring its value to life. As connections across our ecosystem dramatically shift and multiply it is no longer a competitive advantage to focus only on products and services. Our ability to play an integral role as world leaders, leverage our supply chain and create value requires much more.

One very important pillar is to evolve the overall SCM maturity shaping Tomorrow Today with a focus on improving our Strategic Sourcing capabilities covering subjects such as advancing our strategic sourcing methodology, progressing our negotiations approaches and improving our strategic sourcing tool landscape.

The Strategic Sourcing Methods and /Tools manager has the following main accountabilities:

  • Maintain and train the Hitachi Energy strategic sourcing methodology and any other strategic sourcing related activities
  • Embed new elements in the standards strategic sourcing process, considering especially external regulations such as sustainability standards, which have an impact on selecting suppliers
  • Provide guidance how to establish category strategies supporting a more resilient and agile supply base.
  • Maintain and develop the strategic sourcing tool landscape for the various stakeholders covering Hitachi Energy’s products and project business
  • Support category managers by providing an easy to access category strategy repository
  • Establish and oversee a gate model for strategic sourcing in close collaboration with Business Units TT&L and IM&S 
  • Attend category review sessions as advisor on request of the Businesses, TT&L and IM&S (eg CIPS sessions, Dynamic evolution)
  • Promote eSourcing adaptation within Hitachi Energy
  • Advance the collaboration with the Hitachi corporate Procurement department and oversee synergy projects.


  • Scope: SCM Function globally, whereby key stakeholder are category managers and the SCM Council members
  • Individual contributor


  • Facilitate the integrity of the Hitachi Energy standard Strategic Sourcing approach while continuously improving its scope
  • Collaborate closely with Business Units and other Functions to maintain a comprehensive end-to-end strategic sourcing approach
  • Proving a easy to use category strategy repository

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, able to engage different teams working on a common improvement journey
  • Good understanding of SCM strategic sourcing processes
  • Experience in working within a matrix organization, able to influence people without direct reporting lines
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant business experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Cultural sensitivity and work experience in an international environment

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