SCM Category specialist – HVDC Valve

January 22, 2022
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Job Description

Your responsibilities

You will develop our Supplier base within your Categories with focus on total cost, quality, lead time and capacity to support our factories around the world. Design and implement supplier strategies in both the short and the long-term using market, cost and risk analyzes. Ensure that our suppliers comply with the laws, regulations, standards, certificates and directives that Hitachi Energy requires from their suppliers. We work towards our Production plants so you will also be responsible to secure material procurement.
You will work together with a team of category managers, operational buyers, transport managers, logistic planners, supplier quality engineers and others to drive and ensure that the goods and material are procured, produced and delivered on budget, on time and with quality to our project sites worldwide.
You will have a key role interacting with stakeholders in tender and project execution, i.e., Engineering, R&D, service, tender management, project management, general management levels at HVDC and the global SCM organization.
Sourcing strategy Supports the development and implementation of regional/global sourcing strategies in close alignment with the regional/global Category leader.
Negotiates – agreements with main suppliers, and periodically renews pricelists, terms and conditions.
Excellence – Runs benchmark studies for the category team and for specific sourcing initiatives.
Contract Management – Creates local contract amendments to frame agreements on behalf of a country and updates/maintains frame contracts.
Support – Supports regional/global sourcing initiatives within a defined set of categories, working closely with key stakeholders to implement regional category strategies.
Supplier performance – On-boards new suppliers in close collaboration with the respective local buyer and runs regular supplier evaluations and provides supplier reports to Businesses and Category Managers.
Orders – Runs regional sourcing initiatives under a defined threshold. Initiates purchase orders (PO) in the system, according to the Purchase Requisitions and in alignment with standard procedures, and confirms delivery with suppliers, monitors and tracks supplier performance to purchase order requirements.
Communication – Establishes clear and transparent communication internally, externally, and between different Divisions, Business Units and Functions and supports the implementation of PL activities and initiatives in the Region/Country through this clear communication.
Safety and Integrity – Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.
Your background

A bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or any related discipline.
Minimum 5-10 Years of experience in SCM of HV/EHV substation project.
Genuinely interested in technical components and systems.
You are a team player with strong communicative and collaborative skills who likes to interact with other people.
You are used to a multicultural and challenging global business environment and can handle several tasks in parallel.
Described as energetic, motivated and self-confident person who can handle both ups and downs and manage problem that may occur.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
Experience in HVDC project will be an added advantage.