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Procurement Project Manager

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0000939
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology 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 as a Project Procurement Manager, you will play a pivotal role in providing Project Management expertise across your assigned projects for the Procurement Function.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Be seen as the lead Procurement ambassador for the assigned strategic bid or active projects
  • Co-ordinate the activity of all Procurement resources in support of the strategic bid to ensure work packages are executed achieving favourable conditions and consistency with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.
  • Engage and communicate efficiently with internal customers and stakeholder as necessary in executing work packages.
  • Development of budgets with business stakeholders, ongoing budget management and reporting
  • Ownership of Strategic Sourcing Plan (SSP) process and lead the deployment for new bids and delivery for active projects.
  • Create and manage Procurement project delivery programme, resolution of schedule conflicts and feedback supply chain data into build programmes.
  • Liaison with Commercial, Project & Engineering functions to ensure effective communication and implementation of customer variations.
  • Development and management of KPIs to support effective procurement reporting and governance
  • Lead the identification, monitoring and management of risk profiling across the projects
  • Management and escalation of key issues affecting the procurement function.
  • Support the implementation and deployment of required process and procedures
  • Control and management of handover process between strategic and operational procurement

About you

  • Customer centric
  • Highly motivated and can work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Demonstrates perseverance, patience and commitment for long term success
  • Good organisation/time management
  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • Strong project management experience within procurement / supply chain / manufacturing
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills to optimise cross-functional
  • Meticulous planning skills
  • Accurate management of budgets and costs
  • Has experience of creating and leading multi-functional teams
  • Knowledge of bid evaluation using whole life cycle cost model
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, representing / interacting across all levels of the business
  • Displays passion, drive, agility and resilience in achieving ambitious targets under difficult circumstances, capitalises on lessons learned and responds positively to setbacks.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, Project, Visio and other Microsoft office packages & SAP or equivalent MRP system
  • Candidates need to have flexibility in regards to UK and international travel, as this will be required occasionally dependent on projects.


  • Educated to degree level
  • PRINCE2 or equivalent

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!

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