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Logistics Sourcing Specialist – Europe with focus on Road Transport

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: R0023350
Date Posted: Sep 28, 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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General information: 

The Trade, Transport & Logistics (TT&L) sourcing team is part of the central functions of TT&L in Hitachi Energy. Organized in regions the team is managing all sourcing activities in this area.  

Hitachi Energy is seeking an experienced Transport and Logistics Regional Sourcing Specialist Europe.

This role is responsible for executing the regional Logistics Sourcing strategy
in line with Company and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Practice.

Ensure availability of the needed sourcing agreements and rates for
the respective Region for general cargo and especially overland trucking.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and execute the regional TT&L strategy for Sourcing and Supply Base Management. 

  • Monitor performance with global KPIs and drive corrective actions where needed. 

  • Manage and develop strategies, implement targets and standards/processes for the business in order to improve cost
    maximize spend value.

  • Drive implementation of sourcing processes for General Cargo continuously benchmark the performance 

  • Drive special projects in the region in accordance with global TT&L Strategy. 

  • Support on escalations for Sourcing issues to business during
    execution phase of the transports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, Logistics Management
    or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • More than 5 years of experience in sourcing of overland Transport and Logistics 

  • More then 2 years experience in sourcing of Overland Freight 

  • Experience in air and ocean sourcing is a plus 

  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus   

  • Experienced in management of sourcing of general cargo
    for overland in the respective regions

  • Knowledge of transport methods, costs, and benefits.  

  • Knowledge of transportation rules and regulations 

  • Experience in remote & cross-cultural team management   

  • Project Management   

  • Advanced desktop computer skills including PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Outlook required 

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills 

  • Drive to find solutions to complex logistics problems  

  • Capable of managing and prioritizing multiple time-sensitive tasks in a dynamic environment. 

  • Ability to work independently with a sense of urgency

  • Strong team player

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required to manage a multitude of internal and external customers and partners


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