Job ID: 45981
Date Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Supply & Logistics
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile projects in a global procurement team, alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.
Your new role
In this exciting new role you will manage procurement activities of a portfolio of direct commodities within a Rolling Stock Manufacture, Service and Maintenance category! You’ll also have line management responsibility of Commodity or Contract Managers within the team.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Spend & Demand Analysis
Supply Market Analysis
Define Commodity Plan (1-3 year view)
Setting project procurement plans in line with the agreed category strategy / plan and executing sourcing projects accordingly.
Setting sourcing strategy for new contract opportunities.
Run sourcing events (RFX, e-auction etc.) based on agreed sourcing strategy.
Manage source to contract activities in line with Hitachi staged approval process.
Evaluate supplier proposals and provide recommendations to the business for supplier appointment.
Contract drafting, negotiation, approval and award.
Supports team members during contract negotiation, providing commercial leadership.
Lead contract handover reviews with manufacturing / service & maintenance teams and Contract Managers (specific Commodities)
Support business stakeholders in all exceptional cases of supplier non-performance
Lead contract handover reviews with MFG / S&M teams
Closely engaged with Operational procurement teams to ensure on-time on-budget delivery of materials and services
Conduct supplier risk management activity (financial, capacity reviews etc.)
Identification and management of value chain improvement initiatives
Able to negotiate directly with suppliers for all contract provisions
Experience in a manufacturing or service & maintenance environment
Good working knowledge of SAP including PO, Material Master, PIR, Contract management
Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams
Strong understanding of Contract law and contract drafting for different types of Product / Services.
Appreciation of cost saving methodologies e.g. value engineering, logistics optimisation.
Strong commercial acumen and data presentation skills with an ability to influence and persuade stakeholders
Excellent knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office packages
Experience and understanding of Contract Lifecycle Management tools
Flexibility with regards to UK & European/International travel required, particularly between UK sites (i.e. London, Newton Aycliffe and other locations), frequency up to weekly
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.
We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. 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!