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Sourcing, Contract, and Procurement Specialist

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0002433
Date Posted: May 7, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Sourcing, Contract and Procurement Specialist

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: Value Chain Integration Division (VID)

Status:  Project (6 to 12 months)

Location: Santa Clara, CA and Remote

Summary: As part of the worldwide organization of International Procurement Offices within Hitachi, Ltd., the Value Integration Division (VID) of Hitachi America, Ltd. serves as a key focal point for high technology business alliances with global business partners and the Hitachi Group of companies. The successful candidate will contribute to VID’s mission through coordinating, leading, and participating in activities (Direct IT S2C – Sourcing to Contract) with cross functional teams across the business cycle from vendor sourcing, opportunity assessment, contract negotiations, award, and through post award implementation.


  • Perform competitive market analysis and identify potential business partners and suppliers of goods and technologies. 
  • Review, negotiate, and administer contracts (non-disclosure, licensing, distribution, reseller, and purchasing agreements) both domestically and internationally.
  • Develop business relationships with prospective business partners. 
  • Provide risk management, cost reduction, bilingual support and other values.
  • Maintain and monitor post-award business processes through transaction phases.  Interface with transaction team, Hitachi Group companies and business units, and external suppliers to streamline transaction activities. Regularly interact with Hitachi Group companies and business units to understand, document, track, and fulfill business needs.
  • Support transaction team for P2P (Procure to Pay) activities as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field required.
  • At least 1 - 3 years of contracting, business development and/or project management experience in computer software/hardware, information technology, or other relevant experience is required.
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in English and Japanese is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with technology transactions, software licenses, strategic sourcing and/or general procurement.
  • Ability to understand the business, financial and legal aspects of contracts and other business arrangements.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail along with ability to discover potential risks.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to translate data into actionable insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Team player, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, and work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and demanding setting.
  • Self-motivated; focused individual with excellent interpersonal skills.

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