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Overhaul Materials Manager

Location: Doncaster, POST-SYK, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0004419
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2022
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 based out of our Doncaster depot, you will manage overhaul material activities including monitoring of parts in the repair cycle organisation of any additional logistics requirements, identification of materials required for the overhaul process, in addition to supplier visits (where necessary) and progress reporting to the business.

This role is a 12 month fixed term contract

Duties to include:

  • Develop and manage the process for managing the repair loop for Overhaul Materials with the project teams in NAY and S&M
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure maximum process efficiency is achieved through the proposed process, including reporting requirements.
  • Monitoring of parts during the repair cycle from the contractor, including evaluation of quotes from supplier, timings, and expectation of stock return
  • Work closely with the Fleet planning teams and CPC to ensure smooth transition of the overhaul programme.
  • Work closely with the Warranty and Repair team to ensure spares are expedited quickly through the repair process
  • Management of the movement of all overhaul spares through the logistics team
  • Management of owner owned float (including planned maintenance of spares if required)
  • Identifying any trends in repair requirements and feeding back into the necessary teams
  • Responsibility for ensuring all systems are up to date with stock locations and availability of spares.
  • Monitoring of overhaul and weekly progress reporting to the business
  • Day to day trouble shooting with overhaul team


  • To be aware of, actively promote, and implement Hitachi’s ethos, culture and values.
  • To be involved in Hitachi Rail’s staff development and training and participate in PDP procedures.
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required


  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to communicate clearly and effectively any concerns
  • Microsoft office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience of managing an overhaul portfolio in a similar field
  • Engineering background with clear basic knowledge
  • Good analytical ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Supply Chain experience within a Manufacturing / Engineering environment
  • Overhaul process management

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 7th February 2022.

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