Strategic Sourcing Manager (m/f/d)

Hitachi Europe GmbH (Germany)


Hitachi is one of the world’s leading companies in Social Innovation Business striving to offer sustainable solutions to our modern society. Energy & Mobility, Connected Industries and Digital solutions are the key segments of our offering. Hitachi’s product range has significantly changed over the past years to become a climate change innovator for future technologies. More than 325,000 employees work together every day to deliver products improving human life.

To achieve our ambitious goals we are strengthening our Value Integration Group in Düsseldorf with a

Strategic Sourcing Manager (m/f/d)

Value Integration Group

The Value Integration Group is an European procurement headquarter, integrated into global corporate procurement. In this role it aims to work collaborative with all Hitachi business groups to identify cross-group synergies and take a lead in selected business areas, such as sustainability. Working in this corporate function offer a great span of opportunities and requires agility and flexibility.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible to facilitate complete sourcing activities for different categories in the area of Indirect Materials, Sustainability Investments, selected Direct Materials and IT

  • Market research for specific categories and important topics identified

  • Work out sourcing strategies

  • Lead functional teams across business units

  • Build Supplier relationships to provide value add to Hitachi

  • Identify growth opportunities together with third parties for Hitachi’s business groups. This can be in the area of services or products to support multiple units. This can be regional or global. Candidate is expected to take a proactive role.

  • Work closely with other regional headquarters including corporate headquarters in Tokyo

  • Support Value Integration Group initiatives in the area of sustainability

Your profile

  • Appropriate apprenticeship in industrial environment with at least 5 years of experience or University/applied science degree with experience in subject matters

  • Proven expertise in procurement and sourcing activities

  • Maturity and willingness to act efficiently in a complex corporate and multi-international organization

  • Excellent English skills and good international communication skills and experience

  • Solid knowledge of technological and commercial applications and solutions

  • Legal understanding of corporate requirements and base contractual practies managing third parties, suppliers and/or customers

  • Digital skills and ambition to drive new tools and efficiencies, apart from solid knowledge of common office applications

Some of our Benefits

In addition to a varied and autonomous area of responsibility in an innovative market, we offer you an attractive salary package with flexible social benefits as well as:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – with the option to buy up to 5 days extra per year

  • Company pension scheme with a fixed contribution paid by employer-only that can be toped up by employee if wanted

  • Commuting and meal allowance for all office placed employees

  • Cooperate benefits that offer special discounts for shopping, events, e-bikes etc.

Our Values

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, color, 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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