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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Location: Krakow Poland
Job ID: 1010090HV
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Finance

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Meet our Team

We provide a great contribution to Hitachi Vantara, as we identify cost savings opportunities, partner with stakeholders accross the organization, execute competive bids (RFQs, RFIs, RFPs), negotiate pricing, and execute contracts with suppliers and service providers. Our business relationships and contracts with suppliers enable our teams to excel in delivering profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of Hitachi Vantara; success that is celebrated and shared.

What you'll be doing

This sourcing professional will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of services and goods for the Facilities, Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance categories in the AMER region with the potential to support global projects, with the objective of maximizing savings and reducing risk for the organization.

Activities such as: Spend analysis of your categories of responsibility in order to identify cost savings opportunities; presentation of these opportunities; development of partnerships with key stakeholders, executing of various sourcing strategies (RFQ, RFP, RFI), and negotiation and execution of contracts with suppliers and service providers will be part of your day.

What you bring to the team
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (Business, Economics or Finance are preferred, not required).
  • Strong business acumen, including good strategy, financial and operational skills.
  • 2 - 5 years' experience in Indirect Procurement / Strategic Sourcing
  • Understanding of basic procurement law with correlating ability to author/negotiate/oversee master supply agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work, change requests, amendments.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading the sourcing process (RFQ, RFPs, RFIs), working with stakeholders across businesses and geographies, and executing costs savings.
  • Portuguese, Spanish, and English

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

Research tells us that some applicants, especially those from underrepresented groups, can be put off from applying for roles if they need flexibility or feel they don't meet all of the set criteria. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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