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Procurement Bids and Projects Data Analyst

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0002939
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Other
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 around the globe? 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 role you will be responsible for producing and developing analytics, systems and dashboard views of live procurement projects, with process input.

This role can be based from our Ludgate office in London or our manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Understanding of procurement requirements to structure, collate and report data to provide meaningful business analytics and intelligence.
  • Creation and maintenance of interactive KPI dashboards for end to end Procurement operations, providing accurate, timely and scaled information for managers to make business decisions.
  • Drive the digitisation of our SAP data through SAP BW functionality to improve performance, scalability & security.
  • Creation and maintenance of tactical execution reports and tracking tools for procurement and other internal customers within related functions.
  • Creation of bespoke modelling scenarios to support short, medium and longer term procurement operational environments, helping to forecast requirements and flag early risks & opportunities.
  • Input to and creation of management briefing reports & presentations to internal/external customers
  • Process mapping to gain full understanding of data integrity and as and when required root cause identification
  • Ability to perform maintenance work associated with legacy systems (e.g. SQL Queries, VBA code)
  • Review data quality to identify exceptions for proactive correction and process stability
  • Identify, connect to and transform data from multiple technologies utilising Power Query Language (M) within Power BI.
  • Design and create data models, measures and relationships using DAX
  • Generate & create interactive report layouts & visualisations for end customers to consume
  • Engage with internal customers to support user interaction and champion the use of business analytics in day to day operations
  • Engage and communicate efficiently with internal customers and stakeholder as necessary in executing work packages.
  • Liaison with Commercial, Project & Engineering functions to ensure effective communication and alignment.

About you


  • User of Excel to a high standard, including VBA, charting, pivot tables etc.
  • User of Power BI to a high standard, including “M” (Power Query language) and “DAX”
  • Understanding of data modelling principles
  • Robust understanding of SAP Architecture
  • Understanding of P6 tool or on defined roadmap
  • Project management experience within procurement / supply chain / manufacturing
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills to optimise cross-functional collaboration
  • 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.
  • Candidates need to have flexibility in regards to UK and international travel, as this will be required occasionally dependent on projects.


  • Degree level
  • Relevant technical qualifications to PBI/P6


  • Customer centric
  • Strong ambassador for Procurement
  • 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
  • A team player

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!

Closing date for applications is 4th August 2021.

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