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Sustainable Supply Chain Specialist (m/f/d)

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Location: Düsseldorf Germany
Job ID: R0032578
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in Social Innovation Business striving to offer sustainable solutions to our modern society. Energy & Mobility, Connected Industries and Digital solutions are the key segments of our offering. Hitachi’s product range has significantly changed over the past years to become a climate change innovator for future technologies. More than 325,000 employees work together every day to deliver products improving human life.  

The Value Chain Integration Group is the international procurement office of Hitachi Ltd, Japan. Currently Hitachi Ltd is undergoing a huge transformation aiming to leverage scope and scale of its business groups. We are looking for an inspired talent to support and drive this transformation. 

To reinforce our sustainability team and focus on our supply chain to achieve our ambitious goals towards carbon neutral business we are strengthening our Value Integration Group in Düsseldorf with a  

Sustainable Supply Chain Specialist (m/f/d)

Your responsibilities:

  • Investigate and research sustainability requirements in particular effecting supply chain.
    This including legislations and governances by EU, national or international institutions and relevant sustainability organizations.

  • Summarize and continuously Analysis customer requirements across all Hitachi Business groups. Manage actively in close collaboration with Procurement and Sales organizations of business groups to align with customers and internal strategies.

  • Develop strategies to meet relevant requirements for the Hitachi supply chain.
    Coordinate strategies with the Corporate Sustainable Procurement Office.

  • Identify tools and methods to support the strategy. Benchmark and evaluate possible solutions, prepare for and lead to decision making for Hitachi.

  • The role focusses on EMEA, however a very close coordination with the HQ in Tokyo is required to ensure global alignment of all necessary activity

  • Functional lead and close collaboration with all Hitachi Business Groups in EMEA

Your profile

  • University/applied science degree with experience in subject matters or appropriate apprenticeship in industrial environment with 5-10 years of experience  

  • Proven expertise in sustainable management, ideally scope 3 and supply chain

  • Maturity and willingness to act efficenctly in a complex corporate and multi-international organization.

  • Excellent English skills and good international communication skills and experience

  • Solid knowledge of sustainable requirements, metrics, methods and tools

  • Legal understanding of corporate requirements and base contractual practises managing third parties, suppliers and/or customers

  • Digital skills and ambition to drive new tools and efficiencies, apart from solid knowledge of common office applications


Some of our Benefits

In addition to a varied and autonomous area of responsibility in an innovative market, we offer you an attractive salary package with flexible social benefits as well as:

  • The role will be a mixture of remote-hybrid work

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to 5 days extra per year

  • Company pension scheme with a fixed contribution paid by employer-only that can be toped up by employee if desired

  • Commuting and meal allowance for all office placed employees

  • Cooperate benefits that offer special discounts for shopping, events, e-bikes etc.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and we are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer.

With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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