Commodity (Parts) Business Manager

Job Title: Commodity (Parts) Business Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Japan
Salary: 9000000 - 14500000
Reference: 10008
Contact Name: Mike Byrnes
Job Published: March 27, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Commodity (Parts) Business Manager

Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Develops, aligns and implements commodity strategies.
  2. Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between our company and the supply base.
  3. Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.
  4. Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from our company’s supply base.
  5. Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain.
  6. Develops and presents high level cost reduction opportunities.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view


  • Associate's Degree
  • 4 - 7 Years of Experience

Our company is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

1. Salary:          9M – 14.5M
2. Location:        Tokyo
3. Report to:               Overseas(US)
4. Subordinates:    non
5. Age:             up to late 40th
6. Gender:          no preference
7. Travel:          20%
8. Experience:     
  1. Supply chain
  2. Technical knowledge


  1. Our supplier sales
  2. Our competitor supply chain
9. Skills:          Supply chain management
10. English:         Fluency in English is needed
11. Position Type:           Manager
12. Other Details:          
  1. This is supply chain role but not a buyer
  2. Responsibilities
    • Strategic supply chain
    • Planning supply chain
    • Predict and align with the company direction and search and develop suppliers to meet the company goal
    • Supplier performance management
    • Partnering with suppliers
  3. Commodity means parts not products
  4. Candidates have sell side experience can be our potential candidates