Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kanto, Japan
Salary: 10000000-12000000
Reference: 10827
Contact Name: Suwanna Heng
Job Published: November 06, 2018 09:00

Job Description

We are looking for an ambitious Procurement Manager to take the lead of international procurement team and be responsible for the company’s procurement strategies as well as the total purchasing process including supplier selection and management, price negotiation, purchase order execution, etc.


  • Create and implement regional procurement strategies

  • Vendor relationships management

  • Partners with business stakeholders and commodity colleagues to influence contract negotiations, drive process changes, and implement sustainable cost controls.

  • Negotiate the best commercial and technical package for indirect procurement requirements

  • Compare proposals for price and specifications

  • Negotiate with vendors to reduce costs

  • Review contract specifications on behalf of the company

  • Communicate with vendors to ensure that the product arrives in a timely manner

  • Manage technological systems that track the shipment, improve OnTime Delivery and quality statistics to target levels

  • Lead transformational activities to build procurement organizational capabilities and improve procurement efficiency

  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly procurement reports

  • Ensure adherence to all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Previous working experience as a Procurement Manager for at least 3  years

  • Experienced in both Direct Procurement and Indirect Procurement.

  • Preferred MA in Business Administration, Logistics, or similar relevant fields

  • In-depth knowledge of contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms

  • Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Outstanding negotiation skills

  • Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset