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    £300 per day

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    Leanne Thornewill

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    7 months ago

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Procurement Specialist
£300pd- LTD Rate
6 month contract
London/ Wembley

Procurement Specialist

Would you like to work for a fully integrated, global provider of transport solutions across rolling stock, signalling services
Please review what this job has to offer and if it sounds like a good fit for you, then please get in touch at:
  • Procurement is responsible for managing all third party supplier arrangements including sourcing and contracting, contract lifecycle management and commercial supplier management to deliver competitive advantage to Hitachi Rail
  • Procurement supports the business by proactively understanding business requirements and providing innovative solutions from the supply market throughout the business lifecycle that reduce cost, improve service and quality and protect the business from risk.
  • This role manages the procurement spend for one of our OS&M projects and includes the full range of category management from strategy development including supplier management to sourcing projects ensuring Hitachi Rail achieve value for money and manage risk.
Key Activities:
  • Develop sourcing strategy for the project
  • Manage the sourcing process to select the most appropriate suppliers for the project
  • Negotiate and contract with the selected suppliers
  • Manage the selected suppliers through the life of the project, understanding their performance against contract and intervening where necessary
  • Ensure compliance with the Hitachi Rail processes
  • Collaborate with Category Managers in other lines of business to drive alignment
  • Provide stakeholders with a clear picture of the current performance of the supply base
  • Work with Procurement Data Management team to ensure that supplier, contract and catalogue data is correctly set-up and maintained
  • Proactively develop, build and maintain productive working relationships with key business partners and suppliers
  • As a member of Hitachi Rail Global procurement team, acts to ensure procurement are seen as examples of professional procurement practice, stated ethics, regulations and other procurement and legal policies.
  • Ensure 100% alignment and delivery of the Procurement targets for the project
  • Delivers high quality strategic solutions to meet the needs of the project, delivering value, cost out solutions
  • Demonstrates effective stakeholder management ensuring delivery of commitments to the project
  • Takes ownership of specific tasks/projects as directed by your line manager
  • Drive best practices
  • Lead the process to select and manage suppliers
  • Measure and track internal performance within the project
  • Prepared to constructively challenge stakeholders, processes and existing working practices through the use of informed-data driven thinking
  • To adhere to the Hitachi Rail Europe’s Equal Opportunities policy
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail Europe Health and Safety policy
Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • Has the Leadership Behaviours & Capabilities stated as most critical to this role.
  • Previous experience working in a sourcing or buying role preferably in a Railway environment with peculiar specific experience in maintenance
  • Be an enthusiastic and quick learner with an aspiration to build a career in Procurement
  • A self-starter able to identify and deliver improvements and enhanced value
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues and independently as required
  • Working knowledge of category management, sourcing, contract lifecycle management and supplier relationship management
  • Working knowledge and practical experience of using eSourcing systems to run sourcing events
  • Highly organised with ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage a high workload effectively and efficiently to produce quality deliverables within required timescales
  • Able to work at a fast pace maintain a high attention to detail
  • Possesses strong communication skills with the ability to influence at multiple levels
  • Demonstrates personal and professional credibility and resilience remaining calm under pressure
  • Excellent desktop computing skills and experience including Microsoft office applications
  • Graduate calibre with Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business (or other related degree) or CIPS qualified or working towards CIPS qualification
 If you are interested in this role please contact TXM Recruit