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Manager Indirect Procurement

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Location: Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
Job ID: 45251
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)
Profession (Job Category): Supply & Logistics
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi is one of the world's leading companies in the electrical industry. Technical innovations for the future are our greatest challenge. The product range of our Group comprises more than 20,000 components and solutions. More than 325,000 employees help us to continuously develop international standards and distribute high-quality complex components and systems.


To strengthen our Value Chain & Integration Group in Düsseldorf we are looking for a


Manager Indirect Procurement (m/f/d)



Your responsibilities:



  • Accountability for the entirety of ALL Indirect categories spend. Taking the lead in planning strategy of each category, establish sourcning policies, evaluation criteria and negotiation plicy, sourcing the best quality suppliers, negotiating the best contracts and competently managing the supplier relationship and any associated risks for the whole contract lifecycle in accordance with Hitachi ‘s global policy.

  • Drive value, achieve cost savings and implement joint process improvement initiatives for assigned categories.

  • Centralise Suppliers for Indirect Materials for Hitachi Group Companies in Europe under one contract (Regional or global) by requesting spend data/Regional/Global Contract and increase adoption ratio.

  • Perform GAP analysis for each categories and promote use of Centralised contract to other Hitachi Group companies. Create, own and implement category strategies.

  • Lead RFI/RFP’s via our E-Procurement system, attaining added value and cost reductions.

  • Lead and implement Procurement Portals/Hotel Portal and other Procurement centralised portal for Europe and promote usage.

  • Review policies and processes to be aligned with our Headquarter policies in Japan.

  • Collaborate with HQ (Japan) and other IPOs in other regions across the world as necessary.

  • Responsible for the in-direct purchasing activities budget and reporting achievement to HQ













  • Recent and successful track record of managing in-direct materials procurement activities

  • Strong understanding of the philosophy and practices of in-direct procurement management

  • Cost and contract negotiation skills

  • Up to date knowledge of procurement related laws and regulations.

  • Leadership skills, having a key interest in developing team members within the specialist team

  • Strong numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret costs and budgets

  • Customer Focus and Analytical Thinking

  • Excellent communication skills and the strong ability to work across cultures and countries

  • Proficient skills in Business English (writing, reading and speaking)

  • Good PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)

  • Willingness to travel domestic and overseas up to 20%

  • Ability to work under pressure in a matrix organisation

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