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Procurement Manager - Logistics

Job Title: Procurement Manager - Logistics
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Minato-ku, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 6000000 to 9000000
Reference: 11721
Contact Name: Wayne Yoshida
Job Published 10 Feb 2020

Description

Appetizer
 The Procurement Team in "M" Far East Asia Liner Operations is looking for a Procurement Manager responsible for "M" and its intra-brands’ spend in Intermodal and Logistics business in Japan.
 The position will be responsible for procurement and contract management activities covering Japan, reporting to the Head of Inland Procurement in "M" Far East Asia Operations Cluster in Shanghai.

We Offer
What is in it for you?:
Working with the new procurement Liner Operations organisation and at the same time being a
part of the global procurement and operations team with new exciting opportunities for personal
and professional development. You can be assured of a positive and diverse work environment
where new ideas are always welcome!
Within our own and the larger Liner Operations team, you will enjoy support from colleagues and
management who possess extensive experience in sourcing, cost management and liner business.
In terms of personal development, this position polishes your ability to deliver results through
internal and external stakeholders, which in this case are several and complex. Networking and interaction with vendors in the country and region will be an important part of the work.

So, is this what you might be looking for?:
Ensure that every dollar spent is spent professionally and for its value. This is achieved by reducing operating expenses and driving a saving mindset by applying procurement capabilities
and tools. The function aims to attain a competitive asset base for the future that is fully operational, at cost, on time.
This job comes with significant pressure to cut cost and increase the returned value from our suppliers. How we overcome this challenge and ensure cost leadership compared to our competitors is the ultimate question within "M". This is your opportunity to join and make a
difference to "M" development and growth over the coming years!

Key Responsibilities
 Managing complex procurement projects for logistics solution, supply chain management,
intermodal, equipment and maintenance & repair (EMR) across a wide range of
procurement areas including responsibility for the strategic suppliers within the category.
Projects will be primarily in Japan, but being part of a regional procurement setup, there will
also be opportunities to work on other projects in Far East Asia.
 According to authority level, managing and participating in negotiations and establishment of
Service Level Agreements between "M" operations function and its suppliers.
 Cooperating closely with colleagues and stakeholders in "M" operation in Japan, working very closely with the country organisation to ensure alignment between costs, commercial needs and operational execution.
 Engaging with the procurement stakeholders in "M" regional office in Shanghai.

 Being accountable for integrating Contract Management frameworks to help ensure cost
leadership, compliance and best in class supplier performance.
 Performing supplier market analysis and organising market intelligence for spend within
"M" Japan operations, and benchmarking "M" cost competition and ensuring cost leadership.
 An ability to solve complex challenges through analysis and based on accurate identification
of underlying factors/ causes and are aware of the impact of proposed solutions outside
their own immediate area.
 Being part of "M" fast growth of Logistics & Service business in Japan market.

We are looking for


 The candidate shall have a good understanding of the business drivers of "M"
operation, and is able to build a strategy within key spend categories (Barge, Trucking,
EMR, Depot, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Customs Broking and Cold Chain etc.) to drive
down cost and improve efficiencies in collaboration with our suppliers.
 The candidate should have experience with container transportation / operations, logistics
and procurement, and should be able to apply procurement tools to drive cost initiatives.
Due to the complexity and nature of the responsibility, it is necessary to possess three or
more years of experience within procurement, sourcing and negotiations. The individual we
are looking for must have strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills through
which she or he can use to engage with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and
externally. Industry experience is preferred.

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