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Hitachi, Ltd.
München, Germany
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Hitachi Rail is looking for passionate Buyer, who is driven to exceed expectations in an international environment. Do you want to be a part of prestigious projects whose outcome will affect a lot of people every day? Then the role as Buyer - at Hitachi Rail might be something for you!

About Us

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organisation to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there's something for everyone to get stuck into. And that's where you come in.

Working with us in Germany

Munich is the Hitachi Rail headquarter in Germany.

A diverse, inclusive and responsible culture is the root of our company where we consider hiring the right people and treating them well, as key factors of our sustainable success.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people with pioneering spirits, driven by customer satisfaction and company global growth.

As member of the global Hitachi Rail group, you may be offered to take part in global projects and to team-up with colleagues from around the world.


The Procurement department is responsible for strategic and operational purchasing of materials and services for numerous entities. Its main objectives are to:
  • Understand and analyse the needs and requirements of the business
  • Develop and implement category strategies
  • Manage the supply and purchase of materials and services for corporate functions
  • Create value through category and supplier management across the Group, ensuring that overheads and administrative costs are reduced.
  • Leading and facilitating procurement projects to identify opportunities for cost reduction and optimisation
  • Contribute to the development of an appropriate purchasing strategy using best practice methodologies
  • Work with stakeholders to develop specifications, obtain quotations, analyse tenders and make recommendations based on business cases
  • Support the procurement management team and work with suppliers to ensure costs and risks are minimised and sound commercial agreements are established
  • Lead, coordinate and take responsibility for all day-to-day operational procurement activities, including liaison with end-users and other internal stakeholders as appropriate
  • Resolve end-user and supplier day-to-day operational issues, including invoicing and payment issues, in collaboration with finance and/or budget managers, when requested by the team
  • Oversee the timely delivery of orders, in collaboration with internal stakeholders
Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in end-to-end strategic procurement
  • Solid experience in the conduct of purchasing, including management, and ideally experience of interfacing with high-level stakeholders within multiple organisations
  • Strong technical knowledge of purchasing systems (P2P); SAP and Bravo Solution would be a plus
  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams and team collaboration skills
  • Excellent command of procurement processes within diverse organisations
  • Good general knowledge of purchasing principles and practices
  • Knowledge of commercial law and legal concepts with the support of the Legal Department
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, high motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build effective relationships by collaborating at all levels in a spirit of openness, honesty and respect
  • Commitment and seriousness in achieving objectives
  • Openness and willingness to work with different corporate cultures
  • Strong influencing, networking and teamwork skills
  • Perseverance, patience and commitment to contribute to the long-term success of the business
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Commitment to challenge and problem solving
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work methodically
Education/Qualifications :
  • With 5 years' higher education, you are a graduate of a business school or university.
  • English - Full professional proficiency is mandatory
  • German - Full professional proficiency is mandatory
Thank you for your interest in Hitachi Rail. If your application is of interest, we will be in contact. Please do not hesitate to discover more about us and our latest jobs at

At Hitachi Rail, there is a place for everyone. We welcome and value differences in background, age, gender, sexuality, family status, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, and world view. It is our commitment to create an inclusive environment - we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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