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Global Category buyer

Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0040196
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Global Category Buyer PS&TP - Signalling Infrastructures who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Naples - Italy.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Who We Are in: Naples – Italy

In Naples Hitachi Rail employees roughly 700 people, mostly engineers, who are developing signalling technologies at the state of the art, signaling systems design, the analysis of safety, reliability and availability, laboratory testing, contract management and control, research and development, procurement, and prevention and protection.

Thanks to our innovations and expertise, commitment and dedication we rank among the best railway technology provider of the Industry, delivering our products to Ferrovie Italiane, RFI as well as to the rest of the world.

The Naples offices are located in the area of San Giovanni a Teduccio, industrial area where is easy to reach the airport and train stations.

Currently we are looking for enthusiastic and pioneering candidates, driven by technological challenge and success, who want to contribute to the satisfaction of our customers and to the growth and global leadership of our business.


  • Support the definition of Category Procurement Strategy for Depot equipment and Rail infrastructures;
  • Implement a complete sourcing package and respect project objectives (quality/timing/economics/risks) by leading project sourcing activities with bidding/project team and specific Category stakeholders;
  • He/she shall have contracting skills and be able to manage relationships with suppliers and internal customers.


  • University Degree (Engineering, Economics, Law) or Equivalent;
  • Technical Background;
  • From 3 up to 5 years of Procurement expertise;
  • Cost & Commercial Acumen;
  • Benchmarking and risk management;
  • Agreements;
  • Suppliers relationship;
  • Negotiation;
  • Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes;
  • Suppliers qualification processes and methods;
  • Vendor rating and suppliers monitoring;
  • IT Tools (Ms Office, SAP, E- Auction etc.);
  • Procurement Planning Methods;
  • Reporting;
  • Good English proficiency;
  • Purchasing Process and Procedures.


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