Position: Assistant Manager, Value Integration
Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Division: Value Integration Division (VID)
Status: Project (6 to 12 months)
Location: Chicago, IL and Remote
Summary: As one of the Regional Headquarters for Hitachi, Ltd. corporate procurement, the Value Integration Division (VID) of Hitachi America, Ltd. serves as a focal point for collaboration and synergy development across procurement organizations of Hitachi Group of companies in the Americas. The successful candidate will contribute to VID’s mission through coordinating, leading, and participating in supply management initiatives, such as sustainable procurement and decarbonization, with regional supply management leaders and Hitachi Ltd counterparts in Japan.
Initiatives include the promotion of sustainability and decarbonization programs, the introduction of Hitachi resources such as e-Auction services, collecting information on supply management and industry trends, and the sharing of information across the Hitachi group through procurement conferences, online meetings, and other formats.
Collaborate with various Hitachi Group companies and business units to understand, document, track, and fulfill business needs, including travel to company sites in the Americas region
Promote sustainability and decarbonization programs
Promote Hitachi’s e-Auction service and other global procurement resources
Organize and facilitate procurement and sustainability conferences and webinars
Collect and report on supply management trends and best practices
Develop presentations and reference materials on corporate programs to share with regional companies
Create monthly and quarterly reports on regional activities
Provide risk management, cost reduction, bilingual support and other duties as assigned by management
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field required
Experience of 1 - 3 years in supply management or related field preferred
Japanese language proficiency (written and spoken) preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation, and project management skills
Familiarity with technology transactions, software licenses, strategic sourcing and/or general procurement
Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail along with ability to discover potential risks
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to translate data into actionable insights and recommendations for improvement
Team player, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, and work in a multicultural setting
Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and stimulating environment
Self-motivated; focused individual with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal teams and external suppliers.
EOE Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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