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Project Procurement Planner/Buyer

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, Estados Unidos
Job ID: R0051679
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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About Us

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organisation to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Project Procurement Planner in Hagerstown, MD. who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.

About Us:

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.

As Project procurement Planner, the candidate will achieve procurement targets with reference to the assigned Project/site specific procurement needs (Direct) / categories (i.e. goods or services with high differentiation across different markets (i.e. geographical) and their supply base. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define and implement project procurement plan to ensure QCD targets are met.  Coordinate project procurement activities from design to delivery phase of the project, maintain clear track of all material costs.
  • Ensure adherence to project schedule by orchestrating product design cycle (design reviews,FAI, Pilot production) with suppliers.
  • Utilizing ERP/PMS systems, define and maintain procurement related KPI’s. 
  • Responsible for managing key supplier relationship by conducting Supplier performance reviews.
  • Ensure the formalizing of local procurement agreements/contracts in compliance with procurement delegated powers. Review and revise contract terms and conditions for any conflicts with suppliers (eg. Payment terms, Variation, escalation, claims) in collaboration with global commodity procurement teams, if needed.
  • Ensure the local procurement activities during bidding and Project execution in accordance with Procurement strategy.
  • Support the issue of local Procurement Annual Operating Plan for projects/Bid
  • Ensure the implementation of RFI/ RFP / RFQ process & projections to support bid preparations for relevant local procurement co
  • commodity/ category in alignment with procurement internal processes and procedures.
  • Ensure Procurement Risk Monitoring & Control for the assigned local procurement activities
  • Ensure the monitoring and reporting of economic and financial figures (budgeted v/s actual savings ) for each assigned local commodity/category
  • Ability to adapt and demonstrate procurement skills to work in Strategic (long term) and tactical (Day-to-day) operations.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of Project procurement/sourcing experience in manufacturing industry.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional team and influence procurement related decision.
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to provide data in a concise and appropriate detail.
  • Experience with ERP system SAP or equivalent.
  • IT Tools (Ms Office including advanced level excel skills (Pivot tables, dashboards, power BI) SAP)
  • Strong cost & Commercial Acumen
  • Contract negotiations to optimize QCD in projects
  • Understanding of Suppliers qualification processes and methods
  • Procurement Planning Methods
  • Knowledge of Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes
  • Travel required :  10%

Preferred qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in Transit railway industry.
  • Mechanical/electrical engineering.
  • Familiarity with US compliance for Transit industries (BAA,DBE, FTA and FRA requirements).      Technical know-how of manufacturing in Auto/Heavy vehicles/Transit industry)

           

Education:

  • University Degree (Engineering, Economics, Law) or Equivalent Technical Background with demonstrated experience.

Benefits 

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities. 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at 
www.hitachirail.com/careers 
 
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 
 

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Thank you for your interest in Hitachi Rail. If your application is of interest, we will be in contact. Please do not hesitate to discover more about us and our latest jobs at  https://www.hitachirail.com/careers.

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