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LOCAL PROCUREMENT BUYER

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Location: Eagle Farm, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: 50023435.15HRSTS
Date Posted: Sep 28, 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
LOCAL PROCUREMENT BUYER

Job requirements
About the role
We invite applications from Buyer who fits the below specifications for a 6+ months Fixed Term opportunity.
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 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;
  • Working with stakeholders (Supply Chain and Project / Finance teams) to deliver Procurement outcomes;
  • Ensure sharing with the 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 with Procurement strategy;
  • Support the implementation and compliance with 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;
  • Ensure Procurement Risk Monitoring & Control for the assigned local procurement activities;
  • 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 ) as required;
  • Contribute to the collection and provision to the Supply Chain unit of all Procurement data relevant- for the assigned local commodity/category- to assist with make or buy options;
  • Ensure, according to the supply plan/project schedule and inputs received by SP, the implementation of all the procurement activities for relevant local commodity /category.
Skills and experience
  • University Degree (Engineering, Economics, Law or related field) and
  • At least 3 years of a similar Buyer role, demonstrating:
    • Cost & Commercial Acumen
    • Benchmarking and risk management
    • Framework Agreements or call off's
    • Supplier relationships
    • Negotiation
    • Statutory Policies and Organizational Processes
    • Suppliers qualification processes
    • 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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