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Supply Chain Planning Professional

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0027756
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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About the Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail STS is a global railway signalling and transportation solutions company. Life with Hitachi rail STS includes many benefits including career development and the opportunity to work in a global and culturally diverse team environment. 

About role: Supply Chain Planner

You will work in a dynamic environment with the opportunity to make a difference.

You will support the Supply planning activities within bidding or project team, driving on-time delivery (materials and services) aligned with project schedule and critical milestones.

Hitachi Rail would like you to join our friendly and supportive team in Brisbane as a Supply Chain Operations

 - It is a long-term role – immediate start

About you:

  • Have minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Have engineering background 
  • APICS or CPM certification desired
  • Rail sector knowledge is an advantage
  • SAP/ Excel

The key skills and experience we are seeking are as follow:

  • Complete understanding of estimation and performing the task of the overall external costs on ‘high complex’ Bids.
  • Document and assess the external cost planning and forecast (for materials, services, packages and subcontractors) during the project execution phase
  • Issuing and distribution Production Plan for the relevant project.
  • Issuing of the Purchase Requests for all materials, external services, packages and subcontractor aligned with Project schedule requirement.
  • “Launch of the production” on the basis of project requirements (Transfer orders, Purchase orders, advance demand) and develop project material delivery (including spare parts and repairing of failed material) in accordance with the project schedule by coordinating all planning & logistics activities globally.
  • Ensure the monitoring and reporting on supplier performances (including logistic provider) in terms of production, FAT, lead time, shipment , project warehouse management and compliance with contractual requirements- upstream.
  • Identification and implementation of project mitigation actions due to the risk of potential misalignments of the supplier performances in comparison with the contractual requirements (delays in material FAT and/or delivery)
  • Review, process and monitor subcontractors claims based on the project milestones / labour hire, creation of a SES (Service Entry Sheet) and issue signed Work Progress Certificate (WPC).
  • Work directly with contracting team, project managers, department leads, buyers, and engineers to ensure all projects milestones are supported and achieved.
  • Experience in leading small team, support on the job training, maintain team cohesiveness and perform one-on-one coaching.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain or other related Engineering field
  • 5+ years' experience in Supply Chain Management roles within an engineering and preferably project environment
  • Working knowledge S&OP process & MRP advance knowledge.
  • Advance Excel and professional in Microsoft Office package and SAP (MM Module knowledge)
  • Rail sector knowledge is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of requirements of planning, inventory management techniques and general contract knowledge to manage downstream sub-contractors
  • Ability to be self-directed to work toward corporate and business unit objectives
  • Experience in Cost analysis methodologies and process for cost controlling /budgeting
  • Negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders


Choose to unlock your full POTENTIAL. Apply today.
Employee Benefits

At Hitachi Rail, we invest in our team members, offering everyone a chance to be challenged and grow, as well as opportunities to learn from our global talent as we deliver world class projects and technology.

Hitachi Rail fosters an ownership culture where each team member takes responsibility for their scope of work, is trusted to do so and is supported when needed.

Gain a unique and comprehensive understanding of ATO over ETCS in our world class System Integration Laboratory covering all operational aspects (On-board, Trackside, TMS/ETG, full operation and control overview).

Below some of the other benefits Hitachi Rail can offers to our employees:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • National & International opportunities in a global company
  • Novated leasing available /Employee discount program

Hitachi Rail is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.


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