Associate Director of Procurement - R&D

Job title : Associate Director of Procurement - R&D
Location : Tokyo, Japan
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 12,000,000 - 16,000,000
Contact : Christopher Sim
Email : email Christopher
Reference : JOB_007074[532]

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company searching for an Associate Director for R&D Procurement.

The Associate Director for R&D Procurement will be responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies to improve business performance, build a high performance engagement model with stakeholders, and improve sourcing management, supplier value and risk management processes.

  • Provide key leadership to develop and then implement sourcing strategy and ensure alignment, compliance and delivery of required business performance.
  • Build outstanding relationships with suppliers and procurement stakeholders outside of Japan.
  • Adopt sustainable, high quality change practices with stakeholders and customers.
  • Foster innovation, increased supplier performance and process improvement with suppliers through supplier value management.
  • Create a working environment that is both challenging and enjoyable.


  • At least 7 years experience in procurement.
  • Bachelor's degree in science, chemistry or pharma preferred.
  • Fluent in English and Japanese, both spoken and written.
  • Experience of working with supply chain management and procurement in a global context.
  • Extensive knowledge of standards, processes and operations.
  • Comprehensive problem solving, leadership and relationship building skills.
  • Logical, results oriented, multi-tasking capability and strong drive to improve.