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Global Category Specialist Fleet

As a Global Category Fleet Specialist, you will support global sourcing initiatives either under the leadership of a global category manager or independently if under defined threshold. Purchase material according to require technical specification, price delivery schedule and terms. Ensure purchasing activities align with corporate purchasing policies and procedures.



  • Supports the development and executes the implementation of global sourcing strategies in close alignment with the global category manager and business stakeholders.
  • Leverage the purchasing power of Hitachi Energy on a global base for Fleet spend to achieve the set performance targets.
  • Support global sourcing initiatives for the global Fleet category, working closely with key stakeholders to implement regional category strategies.
  • Runs benchmark studies for the category team and for specifics sourcing initiatives.
  • Negotiate agreements with main suppliers and service providers to secure advantageous terms and periodically renews price list.
  • Performs RFIs/RFQs, e-Auctions for various countries and evaluates supplier bids.
  • Runs regional/local sourcing initiatives under a defined threshold.
  • Creates local contract amendments for frame agreements on behalf of a country and updates/maintains frame contracts.
  • Manages the cooperation with a portfolio of approved suppliers and oversees their performance.
  • On-boards new suppliers in close collaboration with the respective local stakeholders and provide supplier reports to business and category manager.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Monitor and tracks supplier performance to set price and service levels.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to forecast demand and prepare adequate supply.
  • Fosters communication internally, externally, and between different Divisions, Business Lines and Functions and support the implementation of SCM activities and initiatives in the Region/Country through this clear communication.


Qualification & Skills:

  • BA / BS in Supply Chain/Business Administration/Finance or related field or appropriate work experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in a Supply Chain Role or equivalent, ideally around fleet management and strategic sourcing of Indirect Materials & Services in a company.
  • Strong knowledge / use of MS office tools including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.
  • English language level C1
  • International experience in a corporate environment strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation and influential skills in a intercultural multi-business environment and be able to negotiate terms and conditions as well as prices that align with business objectives.
  • Organized, self-disciplined and timely in handling request associated with the job, bringing efficiency and speed to the process. Strong execution skills.
  • Pro-actively participates as a team member in achieving team goals.
  • Adapts easily to new situations and enjoys handling of new challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously and optimally in the organization.
  • Pro-active, motivated, and committed to developing own knowledge and skills.
  • Solid knowledge of the Supply Chain Process related to Fleet Administration and Expense Reporting.
  • Solid knowledge of different supply chains and logistics structures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of SAP ARIBA system would be an asset.

Location Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland;
Remote - Lesser Poland, Poland
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Supply Chain
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-29
Reference number R0051502

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