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Location: Perth CBD Office Australia
Job ID: 50023434.8HRSTS
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Supply Chain
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
About the role
The primary purpose of the role is to achieve procurement targets with reference to the assigned local commodities / categories.
The ideal candidate will be degree qualified (Engineering, Economics, Law or related field) with at least 3 years of experience in a similar role. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with stakeholders. You will have a strong practical understanding of procurement systems, be a smart negotiator with commercial and legal/contractual astuteness.
Job tasks and responsibilities

The Senior Buyer accountabilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Ensure the formalizing of local procurement agreements/contracts in compliance with procurement policies and procedures;
  • Ensure the respect of contracts agreements by implementing procurement actions required to solve identified issues of suppliers (payments terms, variation order, contract clauses ) in collaboration with global commodity units;
  • Ensure capitalization and sharing with Global Procurement Unit and main stakeholders of knowledge related to the spend local commodity / category (e.g. vendor intelligence, market knowledge);
  • Ensure the local procurement activities during bidding and execution in accordance Company objectives;
  • Support Bids in differing regions;
  • Support the implementation and compliance of Company relevant Processes and rules for the assigned geographical area;
  • Ensure the implementation of RFI/ RFP / RFQ process & projections to support bid preparations for relevant local procurement commodity/ category in alignment with procurement internal processes and procedures;
  • Support the Post of Bid Award (Win-Loss-Variance) Analysis;
  • Ensure Supplier scouting to monitor and establish potential new Suppliers options, by providing price lists/ catalogues and Capability benchmarking;
  • Ensure the monitoring and reporting of economic and financial figures (budgeted v/s actual savings ) for each assigned local commodity/category;
  • Contribute to the Supply Chain process with regard to bids, cost evaluations, make or buy analysis, etc
  • Ensure the implementation of all the procurement activities for relevant local commodity /category with Project and Supply Chain teams
Skills and experience
  • University Degree (Engineering, Economics, Law or related field) and
  • At least 3 years of Senior Buyer expertise in:
    • Cost & Commercial Acumen
    • Benchmarking and risk management
    • Agreements
    • Suppliers relationship
    • Negotiation
    • Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes
    • Suppliers qualification processes and methods
    • Vendor rating and suppliers monitoring
    • IT Tools (Ms Office, SAP, E- Auctions, etc.)
    • Procurement Planning Methods
    • Reporting
    • Purchasing Process and Procedures.

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