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Sr Buyer

Location: Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil
Job ID: R0043390
Date Posted: Feb 2, 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: No

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Mission Statement:

Develop, plan and implement Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy focused on optimizing costs, spend, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products for an assigned category or group of categories. Perform active spend and budget management. Ensure execution in accordance with Hitachi Energy, SCM and Supply Base Management instructions and procedures.

Main Accountabilities:

Sourcing Strategy:

  • Leveraging the Continuous Improvement Process Sourcing (CIPS) process where decided, implements effective sourcing strategies in line with business strategy ensuring that the supply base/suppliers have the capability and capacity to meet current and future business requirements. 
  • Ensure S2O productivity is achieved wherever possible
  • Ensures all relevant parties understand strategies and execute processes accordingly.


  • Minimizes risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in accordance with Hitachi Energy guidelines.


  • Negotiates agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews price lists, terms and conditions.
  • Adapts corporate contractual framework to the local business needs.  
  • Recommends frame agreements to management, and executes upon approval. 
  • Contract risk management

Supplier Agreements:

  • Ensures identification, investigation, and selection of appropriate suppliers (focusing on quality, delivery, cost and sustainability) in accordance with Hitachi Energy policies.
  • Defines and establishes local standard agreements wherever needed. 
  • Provides and maintains standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with Hitachi Energy directives and guidelines.

Special Programs:

  • Designs and implements cost-out programs and/or processes to reach financial targets.

Business Continuity:

  • Applies and implements SCM standards, tools, and processes focused on business continuity for the assigned commodity or group of commodities.
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