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Category Manager - Transformers and Components

Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Job ID: R0034918
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024
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: Yes

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General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a remote NAM Category Manager - Transformers and Components for its Raleigh, NC location. This role is responsible for translating the Business Line category strategy to regional level and driving regional execution, continuous improvement (CIPS) activities to support Power Grid Transformers (PGTR) NAM business objectives on total cost of ownership and supply performance.  Deliver on all Procurement and Logistics (PL) regional targets: cost reduction including BCC sourcing, supplier classification maps, coordinated project management activities, supplier payment terms, lead-time reductions and supplier performance targets for quality and on-time delivery.  Help drive supply chain operational excellence in largest business line of Hitachi Energy.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Perform total cost of ownership (TCO) sourcing activities and/or mitigate risks.
  • Conduct negotiations and establish contracts and service level agreement for regional suppliers and monitor contract compliance.
  • Collaborate technically with Engineering to propose application alternatives and drive consolidation within the category.
  • Drive cost reduction based on technical requirements and data analysis.
  • Analyze commodity spend, market dynamics, and price developments.  Collect and rationalize inputs from factories to feed into sourcing strategy.
  • Regularly communicate strategy including quarterly CIPS reviews and negotiations results to factories in the region to deliver market allocation, price, lead time, MOQ, and Terms & Conditions information and control its usage in the local ERP systems.
  • Support factory implementation of the strategy in a timely manner.  Drive selected regional or factory level SCM projects.
  • Actively promote standardization.
  • Manage and resolve critical supplier shortcomings.
  • Develop cost breakdown analysis, should costing, and run regular benchmarks for responsible categories tied to key raw material index’s.
  • Ensures that group and local health, safety and environmental guidelines and directives are implemented as top priority.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.
  • up to 25% travel

Your Background:

  • Master's degree in Business & management.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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