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Team Lead Operational Procurement 80-100% (f/m/d)

Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist for power transmission and distribution. Our unit Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS), based in Zuerich-Oerlikon, is active in the development and production of gas insulated switching systems. We ensure the high reliability of our systems by using state-of-the-art development tools and methods.

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.

Join our team in Zürich as our Team Lead Operational Procurement.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead a cross-cultural team that is located in various locations to enable them taking the operational responsibility for the procure to pay process (PO management, quality notifications, invoice handling, master data maintenance

  • Ensure team is developed, motivated, continuously trained and aligned on tasks

  • Development and optimization of purchasing processes in cooperation with strategic and technical procurement and with continuous improvement function (LEAN Office, digitalization & automation of processes, etc.)

  • Define, implement and monitor metrics and KPIs of operational procurement activities

  • Collaborate with other departments such as production planning, engineering, quality, and sales with global supply chain functions

Your background

  • You are an experienced procurement professional, with hands-on experience in an operational procurement, preferably in the energy or engineering industry

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or a related field or several years of experience in a similar role

  • Proven ability to lead teams sustainably through change in complex environments while maintaining high performance attitude

  • Intrinsically motivated to collaborate in diverse teams and foster an open, feedback-based atmosphere

  • Excellent communication skills, empathy and ability to work across multiple functions and cross cultural, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

  • Fluent in English and German

  • Excellent knowledge of SAP (preferably S4/Hana), MS Office.

Location Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Supply Chain
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-15
Reference number R0046817

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.