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Procurement Project Manager

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 43785
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Supply & Logistics
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

As the Procurement Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in providing Project Management expertise across various projects for the Procurement Function.

In this exciting new role you will work closely with a variety  stakeholders and  functional teams, to manage all Procurement aspects ensuring work packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements, to ensure the best value for the business! You will be involved across the project lifecycle- bidding and manufacturing all the way up to handover to operations.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Leading Procurement ambassador for the assigned strategic bid or active projects.

  • Co-ordinating the activity of all Procurement resources in support of the strategic bid.

  • Engaging and communicating efficiently with internal customers and stakeholder as necessary in executing work packages.

  • Developing of budgets with business stakeholders, ongoing budget management and reporting.

  • Owning the Strategic Sourcing Plan (SSP) process and lead the deployment for new bids and delivery for active projects.

  • Create and manage Procurement project delivery programme, resolution of schedule conflicts and feedback supply chain data into build programmes.

  • Liaising with Commercial, Project & Engineering functions to ensure effective communication and implementation of customer variations.

  • Developing and managing KPIs to support effective procurement reporting and governance

  • Leading the identification, monitoring and management of risk profiling across the projects

About you

You’ll be driven, ambitious and enjoy working with autonomy. You’ll find motivation in achieving the long term success of the a project and use your patience approach to achieve these aims. Most importantly of all though, you’ll be an excellent communicator with exceptional customer and stakeholder management!

In terms of experience, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong project management experience within procurement / supply chain / manufacturing
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills to optimise cross-functional
  • Meticulous planning skills
  • Accurate management of budgets and costs
  • Has experience of creating and leading multi-functional teams
  • Knowledge of bid evaluation using whole life cycle cost model
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, representing / interacting across all levels of the business
  • Displays passion, drive, agility and resilience in achieving ambitious targets under difficult circumstances, capitalises on lessons learned and responds positively to setbacks.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, Project, Visio and other Microsoft office packages & SAP or equivalent MRP system


  • Degree level
  • PRINCE2 or equivalent

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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