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R&D SCM Specialist

Location: Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Job ID: R0051592
Date Posted: May 14, 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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The Product Group Transformer Insulation and Components is a key product group within Hitachi Energy. In one of our technology centers, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, we develop the new generations of our Tap-Changers.

We are looking for a competent R&D SCM Specialist, who will be a speaking partner towards our suppliers for R&D projects. You will be located in Sofia, but you will collaborate on a global arena with a wide range of stakeholders. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and join us in making it happen?

As R&D SCM Specialist, you will be part of a key function in driving and coordinating sourcing activities together with our suppliers and internal interfaces such as Engineering, Production, Quality and Marketing & Sales. You will work together with a team of engineers, who support each other in a high paced environment with great atmosphere and also with stakeholders to compare and develop the best value chain for the new product, considering total cost of ownership.

To be successful in this role you need to be a team player with entrepreneurial attitude who is driven, structured and has a result-oriented mindset. You understand, discuss, and agree on CAD drawings & parts tolerance with suppliers and translate engineering requests into SCM parameters for execution.

Your responsibilities:

  • Act as technical professional interface between the R&D Team and the SCM organization, integrating SCM insights into the development process to enhance cost, quality, and technology.
  • Work according to the gate model, arranging project SCM gate meetings as required and creating and maintaining the project related SCM documents.
  • Be responsible for initial cost and quality estimates and achieving product cost and quality targets. Work to optimize the cost and quality at all stages of the R&D projects, including investment and test costs.
  • Work with the local SCM team and Category Managers to find new potential materials or new potential suppliers for critical parts. Select, together with the SCM partners, the R&D prototype suppliers, and final production material suppliers, in line with product cost requirements, product footprint requirements and SCM strategies, ensuring sustainable quality and cost.
  • Manage directly with the suppliers for each project the ordering and on time delivery of the prototype parts, following project development and testing plan. Work to minimize the prototype and out-turn sample delivery time to reduce overall project timeline.
  • Support the local R&D office with purchasing activities.

Your background:

  • University degree in Engineering or equal
  • Experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Fluency in English and Bulgarian is a must
  • Proven skills in project management and document management
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Well versed in MS tools – Excel, Power Point, SharePoint, Power BI, etc. Other tools are a plus.
  • Knowledge of production methods, materials, and standards (ISO, DIN, IS) is a plus.
  • Readiness to travel occasionally

More about us   

We are looking for a variety of people to join our team so don’t hesitate to apply even though you don’t meet all the requirements. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay.

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