Project Procurement Manager

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich (Schweiz)
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Your responsibilities

  • Operational Leadership of all procurement activities across Client Contract
  • Supports & deputises for Head of Project Procurement
  • Develops Procurement Concept for Client Projects
  • Coordinates and manages lots allocated to Cat Mgr’s, SPMs & buyers
  • Executes procurement of lots as defined in personal scope
  • Represents SM within Project Team
  • Resolution or escalation of all procurement claims
  • Drives effectiveness and efficiency of operational procurement tasks
  • Participates in developing related procedures & process improvements within overall function
  • Communicates effectively with cross functional peers relating to Project Procurement activities
  • Ensures effectiveness and efficiency through adherence to company processes
  • Supports the department in achieving objectives
  • All other duties as reasonably requested
  • Is aware of the HSE requirements relevant to their role, and implements and complies with them

Your experiences

Job specific qualification 
  • Graduate or FH / TH completion
  • Procurement experience in International & Technical environment or entry of Senior PM / PM with good commercial capability (normally via SPM position)
  • Interdisciplinary project management experience
  • Good social skills and reputation for integrity
  • Motivates peers and leads by example
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring best outcomes
  • Self-motivated and capable of leading multi-functional teams
  • Capable of training specific procurement skills at lower levels
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Promotes internal and external collaboration, based on the company values
  • Experienced in use of  standard methods in order to identify complex problems and ensures implementation of suitable holistic solutions
  • Deputises in comparable fields

Competence in working methods 
  • Good negotiation skills (Iterative Procurement & Claims management)
  • Good understanding of supply contract law (Swiss &/or Anglo Saxon)
  • Knowledge of Category Management & Supplier Development processes
  • Good knowledge of Sourcing, Bidding and Category Management
  • Good knowledge of SAP (SRM & MM) and MS-Office (Excel incl. Pivot, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of eProcurement solutions
  • Understanding of QA processes appropriate to Supply Markets
  • Good market and product knowledge
  • Multicultural experience and good communication skill
  • Multilingual with professional English (B2 – C1)

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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