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Value Integration Senior Specialist

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0040215
Date Posted: Jan 9, 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): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Specialist, Value Integration

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: Value Integration Division (VID)

Status:  Project (6 to 12 months)

Location: Chicago, IL and Remote

The Company

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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 supporting procurement related value chain initiatives that require collaboration across Hitachi group companies in coordination with Hitachi Ltd corporate procurement.

Initiatives include the promotion of sustainable procurement and decarbonization programs, 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 sustainable procurement and decarbonization programs

  • Promote Hitachi’s e-Auction service and other global procurement resources

  • Support planning and hosting of online and in-person 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

  • Support risk management and cost reduction initiatives

  • Enhance and distribute reports on commodity prices for raw materials

  • Monitor and report on disruptions to supply chains for Hitachi group Business Continuity

  • Support supplier management and data analysis for preferred supplier programs

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 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 strategic sourcing and category management practices

  • 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 multi-cultural 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

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge  

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

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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