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Strategic Buyer

Location: Ludvika, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Job ID: R0030403
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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High Voltage Breakers is a key business unit within Hitachi Energy, based in Ludvika, Sweden. Our unit has global responsibility for developing, producing, and selling High Voltage Breakers for power systems. As the world shifts towards green energy, High Voltage Breakers play a crucial role in accelerating the transition.

Are you up for the role as our speaking partner between suppliers and internal functions? We are looking for a team player who is driven, structured and has a result-oriented mindset. In this role you will be located in Ludvika but have the opportunity to collaborate on a global arena with a wide range of stakeholders.

As a strategic buyer you will be part of a key function in driving and coordinating strategic sourcing activities together with our suppliers and internal interfaces such as design, sales, production and operational purchasing. You will work together with stakeholders to find more cost-efficient and reliable solutions and setups. You will be included in a team who supports each other in a dynamic environment with great atmosphere.

We are looking for a variety of people to join our team so don’t hesitate to apply even though you don’t meet all the requirements. We are interested in learning more about you and how you can contribute to our team.

Your responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop the supply base with focus on quality, delivery and total cost.
  • Define and drive local sourcing strategies that align with the development and implementation of regional sourcing strategies in collaboration with the regional SCM Manager.
  • Runs regular supplier evaluations in collaboration with the respective local buyer and initiate improvement projects when required.
  • Identifies new suppliers in cooperation with relevant category team. Qualifies new suppliers in cooperation with Supplier Quality and Engineering specialists.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and support the Business in SCM related topics.
  • Defines and establishes local standard agreements with all major suppliers, and periodically renew pricelists, standard purchase terms and conditions in line with Business directives and guidelines.
  • Runs benchmark studies for the local factory team and for specific sourcing initiatives and designs and implements cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets.

Your background

  • You are a curious person with the drive to challenge yourself and the organization for continuous improvement.
  • Good communication and networking skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional experience in a supply chain function.
  • Strong sense of ownership and entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Well versed in MS tools – Excel, Power Point, SharePoint, Power BI, etc.
  • As you will be part of a company that operates on a global arena, proficiency in English is required.

More about us   

We are interested to learn more about you and what you can contribute with so don’t hesitate to apply!
You are welcome to apply by 2023-09-24. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today! 


More information: Hiring Manager,Tobias Eriksson, [email protected] will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Stefan Andersson, +4610 7380821, Unionen: Ingrid Rinaldo, +46 107-38 58 19, Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12. All other questions can be directed to Talent Acquisition Partner Cajsa Fellerfeldt Eklund, [email protected].

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