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Procurement Specialist

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Job ID: 1028768DS
Date Posted: May 20, 2024
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Digital Services
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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We're Hitachi Digital Services, a global digital solutions and transformation business with a bold vision of our world's potential. We're people-centric and here to power good. Every day, we future-proof urban spaces, conserve natural resources, protect rainforests, and save lives. This is a world where innovation, technology, and deep expertise come together to take our company and customers from what's now to what's next. We make it happen through the power of acceleration.

Imagine the sheer breadth of talent it takes to bring a better tomorrow closer to today. We don't expect you to 'fit' every requirement - your life experience, character, perspective, and passion for achieving great things in the world are equally as important to us.

Job Overview
Reporting to the Sourcing & Procurement Leader, India . This sourcing professional will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of services and goods for the Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance categories primarily in India, with some projects/categories around the world. This sourcing professional will also have the exposure to work with the global team for global category project execution.

Responsibilities:
• As an individual contributor, this sourcing professional will serve as a trusted business advisor to stakeholders, providing best-in-class technical consulting from a sourcing and external benchmark/industry perspective.
• Manage the development and execution of sourcing projects, reverse auctions, and initiatives ensuring alignment with the overall priorities and objectives of Hitachi Digital as well as the specific business function.
• Develop and maintain a best in class global preferred supply base for respective area of responsibility.
• Lead Sourcing events, reverse auctions, collaborating with stakeholders to define scope, identify suppliers and develop internal recommendations.
• Lead negotiations with suppliers on a variety of contracts, to ensure maximum value and minimum risk to Hitachi Digital.
• Manage strategic supplier relationships with cross functional/cross business impact covering multiple geographies within India and beyond whenever there is a suitable opportunity
• This professional will be responsible to prepare contracts, liasioning with Legal team & supplier and route the contract for sign off. This person will also be responsible for on-time renewal of contract.

Requirements:
• 4 - 7 years' experience in Procurement sourcing and category management.
• Solid understanding of basic procurement law with correlating ability to author/negotiate/oversee: master supply agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, change requests, amendments.
• Experience in one of the following categories: Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, or Finance.
• Demonstrated track record of leading the sourcing process, working with stakeholders across businesses and geographies.
• Proven ability to communicate, influence and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
• Strong business acumen, including good strategy, financial and operational skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and must be a team player.
• Excellent negotiations skills with the ability to negotiate large volume, high risk deals independently.
• Strong supplier management skills.
• Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite), especially Excel
• Experience working in eSourcing tool environment a plus.

Other Requirements
• Able to navigate a fast-paced multi-national environment with personnel from all over the many regions and will seek to foster excellent working relationships.
• Must be well organized, confident in navigating demands from stakeholders, a natural self-starter with a willingness to learn and embrace new methodologies, whilst employing excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.

Education:
• Bachelor's degree

Certifications:
Holding certifications in the below is a plus:
• Procurement related certifications through ISM or other recognized entity.
• Legal and commercial negotiations

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We help take care of your today and tomorrow with industry-leading benefits, support, and services that look after your holistic health and wellbeing. We're also champions of life balance and offer flexible arrangements that work for you (role and location dependent). We're always looking for new ways of working that bring out our best, which leads to unexpected ideas. So here, you'll experience a sense of belonging, and discover autonomy, freedom, and ownership as you work alongside talented people you enjoy sharing knowledge with.

About us

We're a global, team of innovators. Together, we harness engineering excellence and passion to co-create meaningful solutions to complex challenges. We turn organizations into data-driven leaders that can make a positive impact on their industries and society. If you believe that innovation can bring a better tomorrow closer to today, this is the place for you.

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