Hitachi Automotive is Hiring | Supplier Project Manager | Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering |

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Position – Supplier Project Manager
Hitachi Automotive Systems Group
Location – Pune, Maharashtra

Job description

  • Job Family : Purchasing
  • Level of Experience : Experienced


  • Acts as Project Leader within the Purchasing Department as part of the Customer Project Core Team member until project closure.
  • Manage the APQP readiness of all Bill of Material (BOM) for projects with internal and external suppliers.
  • Ensure the delivery of components on time, on quality, and on cost until PPAP validation.

Key Accountabilities & Key Activities

Lead Supplier Project

  • Ensure Suppliers Project Risk Assessment (SPRA) is done for full BOM, according to internal procedures.
  • Lead according to risk level defined by SPRA all resources involved in the organization
  • Coordinate all the functions involved in APQP supplier management
  • Manage supplier concessions before PPAP validation and related recovery plans
  • Manage changes within the projects or in some cases of serial life in his/her assigned perimeter
  • Follow-up Capital Approval Template (CAT) BOM costs and supplier tooling costs, upon Project Manager request
  • Synthesize and explain material costs evolutions for CAT Updates
  • Prepare and launch CAPEX Approval for Supplier Tooling
  • Ensure project-driven deliverables according to standards
  • Deliver parts (prototypes – off tools – off tools/off process – PPAP parts) until PPAP validation
  • Ensure the completeness of the internal and supplier documentation of the project according to APQP standard
  • Ensure communication between supplier and the organization
  • Together with the Project Manager or customer-dedicated resources, communicate to the customer the status of components readiness when required
  • Participate to customer visits at the suppliers with Customer Line resources
  • Alert in case of deviation according to internal rules
  • Represent the project at supplier and supplier internally for the project
  • Key Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of internal process and procedures
  • APQP and quality knowledge
  • Purchasing knowledge and understanding
  • Knowledge in Project Management methodology and tools
  • Knowledge in financials
  • Intercultural approach
  • Fluent English level

Key Personal Competencies

  • Rigor & Organization
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Anticipation & Adaptation
  • Communication & Presentation
  • Relationship Building

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in the automotive industry in quality /R&D/manufacturing process with a project management experience

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