Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Minato-ku, Japan
Salary: 7000000 - 8000000
Reference: 10861
Contact Name: Mike Byrnes
Job Published: December 10, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Main Roles & Responsibilities:
• Generate and manage purchase orders of finished products to satisfy customer demands based on the future orders from the trade shows which are held twice a year, forecasted demands including Supplier forecasts and inventory levels provided by Demand Planner and other orders such as custom order good and SMUs. *SMU = special make-up unit
• Manage suppliers including cost variance, delivery, quality and terms. Evaluate the supplier performance and take necessary actions to risk hedge and also seek for the opportunity to utilize the suppliers contracted by the US procurement team
• Develop/maintain the material plan for all product lines based on the forecasted demand, including Supplier forecasts and inventory levels. Communicate all forecasts and capacity requirements to suppliers
• Participate in developing capacity plans with the US procurement team
• Implement change and/or develop new internal/external processes as required to improve the efficiency of the organization
• Co-work with Product Development team to address any issues that arise regarding product quality. Ensures quality standards are adhered to by all suppliers and assists in resolving any related issues
• Manage the stock receipt and reconciliation process and resolve invoice queries relating to quantities delivered if occurs. Basic Financial/Accounting experience and knowledge are required
• Maintain system data including supplier and cost information masters

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
• Bachelor’s degree in business or the equivalent applicable work experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant procurement experience on an international level. Prior sporting goods or apparel or relevant FCMG buying experience is preferable.
• Experience and knowledge of Importing/Exporting for material and/or finished products and relative regulations.
• Proven negotiation, facilitation, cost-out, and sourcing partnership skills
• Proven success in managing suppliers. Ability to effectively negotiate complex purchases oversea purchase included
• Knowledge of ERP and MRP systems with a preference for JD Edwards’s experience
• Ability to coordinate relevant cross-functional stakeholders to achieve the required results
• Strong interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills in Japanese and English. Business level of English is required to communicate with US team
• Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
• Demand planning, 3PL management and experience is beneficial Competencies:
• A real passion and willingness to throw oneself in a varied and busy role as Rawlings Japan is still in an establishing phase as a company
• Work with proactive attitudes with positive mind-set in the environment of establishing, immature and changing.
• Great team player and motivated by helping others
• Self-starter and own results
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and be flexible and adjustable to irregular situations
• Able to handle high levels of pressures and manage multiple tasks while adhering to specified deadlines