Regional Indirect Procurement Manager

Job Title: Regional Indirect Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 9000000 - 14000000
Reference: 10710
Contact Name: Suwanna Heng
Job Published 19th Oct 2018


Expanding your skill to a Regional level, opportunity to work with various stakeholders and suppliers both in Japan and Oversea.

This position requires a strong understanding of Procurement processes, change and project management methodologies, remote people management and strong leadership and communication skills.

- Responsible for optimizing the Indirect Commercial Procurement strategies for Asia.
- Managing strategic business relationships, internally and externally.
- Development and negotiation of contract agreements with suppliers.
- Developing and executing plans to achieve annual savings and business simplification (supplier reduction, process efficiency) targets. 
- Ensuring service and quality objectives are maintained and continuously improved, and all issues are resolved quickly.
- Maintain a knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends and sharing this knowledge within the regional stakeholders.
- Developing and implementing comprehensive change management plans.
- Providing regular updates to the management team 
- Ability to lead or participate to special projects/taskforces at Division and Global level.

- Bachelor’s degree required (Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sourcing, Business, Finance, or comparable discipline preferred)
- An advanced degree (MBA) or professional certification (CPM, CPIM, or Project Management) is desirable.
- Ability to influence at all levels of an organization
- Ability to create and develop successful procurement strategies.
- Strong Negotiation and Communication skill

The Company

You will be working in a leading global consumer goods company, with international working environment and opportunity for overseas career development.