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BU Trade, Transport & Logistics Manager

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: R0034489
Date Posted: Dec 5, 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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Hierarchical Reporting Line: BU Head of Supply Chain Management

Functional Reporting Line: HE Head of TT&L


The job location may be Sweden, Italy or Germany.

Mission Statement:

The BU Trade, Transport & Logistics Manager is responsible for communicating and driving the implementation of the TT&L strategy within the organization in close alignment and collaboration with interfacing functions. He/She acts as change-agent and supports the successful rollout and seamless implementation of new TT&L projects, tools and processes. He/she drives the implementation of best practices to ensure Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and service optimization. He/she will deliver on the KPI’s and drive the continuous improvement (CI) of processes, tools and services. The TT&L BU Manager is to be the liaison between HE TT&L and the BU organization. He/She is fully accountable to ensure the quality of the team’s operations in accordance with HE and BU regulations and procedures.

Main Responsibilities:

Heavy Lift & Project Transportation Management

  • Ensure safe and compliant end-to-end transportation planning & execution from order intake until contractual handover to customer, following TT&L strategy and compliance regulations.
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators, analyze deviations and ensure that corrective actions are implemented.

Marine Cargo Risk Control

  • Enhance safe transportation and mitigate risks during transport execution  as per Marine Cargo Risk Control guidelines.

General Cargo Transportation Management

  • Drive compliance with global policies, instructions, processes and initiatives in the region as per the defined governance model and structure for General Cargo Operations which are not managed by the TT&L CoE Organization,
  • Act as liaison to the Center of Expertise (CoE) Organization for General Cargo Operations,
  • Monitor CoE Service performance for CoE covered General Cargo Operations and drive continuous improvement in collaboration with the TT&L CoE,,
  • Ensure that the TT&L requirements of the BU Grid Integration are understood and met during the roll out of the Center of Expertise (CoE) strategy.

Change Management

  • Drive awareness, act as change-agent with interfacing functions and support the successful rollout and seamless implementation of new TT&L projects, tools, and processes,
  • Train, support, and coach the TT&L organization on new initiatives and projects

Leadership & People Management

  • Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled, directed and individual training needs are met and directed
  • Lead by example, coach and mentor staff and support individuals to succeed and develop,

Business Management

  • Manage cascaded initiatives and roll out of global policies and execution to ensure that directives are adhered to TT&L strategy.
  • Communicate and drive the implementation of the TT&L strategy to meet business requirements within the organization in close alignment and collaboration with interfacing functions.

Business Process Management

  • Ensure the local organizations (HUB and local units) get trained and support them defining the specific local process.
  • Ensure that S&OP blueprint is defined within the BU, ensure the S&OP is implemented.
  • Ensure that S&OP meets the required standard, and a maturity improvement plan is implemented.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for continuous improvement to drive efficiency, quality, and sustainability of business processes.
  • Identify and share best practices and support the end-to-end process optimization and standardization.
  • Lead/contribute to cross-functional initiatives for optimizing customer and supplier on-time delivery, lead-time, inventory, forecast accuracy and resource utilization. Use Lean Six Sigma tools whenever applicable.
  • Develop and maintain process maps providing the corresponding training to enable the implementation and the adherence to the same ones.

Additional information

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply before December 12! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today!   

Recruiting manager Donato Scaccini, [email protected], will gladly answer your questions regarding this position. Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Stefan Andersson, +46 107-380 821; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12; Unionen: Karin Ulvemark, +46 107-38 51 42, and Ingrid Rinaldo, +46 107-38 58 19. All other questions should be directed to Talent Partner Helena Stefansdottir, +46 76-830 97 48, [email protected]

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