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Assistant Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Location: Singapore Singapore
Job ID: 1025034HV
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Supply Chain

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Job Overview
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing APAC, this sourcing professional will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of services and goods for the IT, Professional services, Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance categories in the APAC region. This sourcing professional will also have the 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.

• 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 HDS as well as the specific business function.

• Develop and maintain a best in class global preferred supply base for respective area of responsibility.

• Lead Sourcing events, collaborating with stakeholders to define scope, identify suppliers and develop internal recommendations.

• Lead negotiations with suppliers on a variety of contracts, to ensure maximum value and minimum risk to HV.

• Manage strategic supplier relationships with cross functional/cross business impact covering multiple geographies within the APAC.

• Lead or assist with the development of process documentation associated with key process improvement leveraging diverse ideas and expertise for category progression. Expected up to 40% tactical procurement for any spend less than USD50k.


• 4 - 7 years' experience in Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance sourcing and category management.

• Solid understanding of basic procurement law with correlating ability to author/negotiate/oversee: master supply agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, change requests, amendments.

• Subject matter expertise in IT, Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, Professional services and Finance categories.

• 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.

• Oracle R12 (iProcurement, /IExpense/iSupplier) experience preferred.

• Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite).

• Experience working in eSourcing tool environment a plus such as eRFX.

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. Chinese speaking preferred.

• Permitted to work in the SG with a full driver's license.

• This role may require infrequent travel to key markets (2 trips per year) or required depends on projects.


• BS (Business or Finance) or Diploma in Business or Finance

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

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.
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