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PRINCIPAL LOCAL PROCUREMENT BUYER

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 50023433.5HRSTS
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Supply & Logistics
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
Accountabilities:
Ensure the breakdown of bid scope of work and the assignment of sourcing activities for each bid items (power supplier, telecoms, local) to the relevant procurement unit
Ensure the monitoring and reporting of both Sourcing activities and Supplier data and performances
Ensure the Post of Bid Award Analysis (Win-Loss-Variance)
Ensure definition and implementation of sourcing strategy for local commodities (e.g. Civil works, installations) and local categories (e.g. facility management, direct materials), in compliance with global strategy (e.g. External technical services)
Ensure procurement market intelligence by collecting data and -liaising with relevant units e.g.: local commercial units -in order to guarantee customer/ suppliers market reports and analysis
Ensure the implementation of procurement transactional operations for local commodities by:
presenting sourcing recommendations to get sourcing approval for local commodities
identifying sourcing tactics to leverage supplier base aiming to get competitive solutions
leading commercial and contracts negotiations with support of global procurement organization
formalizing achieved agreements by means of MoU, LOI, LOA and final Contract in respect of local procurement activities and in alignment with delegated procurement powers and procurement internal processes and procedures
contributing to contract management in cooperation with project team
Ensure the issue of local Procurement Annual Operating Plan for projects/Bid
Ensure the implementation and compliance with Company relevant Processes and rules for the assigned area
Ensure the issuing of a risk mitigation plan in order to monitor and control Procurement Risks for the assigned geographic areas
Ensure the monitoring and resolution of the issues of Local suppliers (e.g.: variation order, contract clauses) in collaboration with global commodity units, if needed
Ensure the collection and provision to the SP unit of all Procurement data relevant -for the assigned local commodity/category-to make "Cost Estimation Template" for the specific bid
Ensure the identification and escalation to the Global Commodity unit of any (internal or external) issues when related to Global suppliers /Global Commodities (e.g.: variation order contract clauses)
Required Skills/Knowledge:
5-10 years of procurement expertise
Cost and Commercial acumen
Benchmarking and risk management
Agreements/Supplier relationships
Negotiation
Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes
Supplier qualification processes and methods
Vendor rating and suppliers monitoring
IT Tools (MS Office, SAO, E-Auctions)
Procurement Planning Methods
Reporting
Purchasing Processes and Procedures

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