Sourcing Manager

Job Title: Sourcing Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 7000000 - 8000000
Reference: 10437
Contact Name: Mike Byrnes
Job Published: July 24, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Responsible for execution of strategic sourcing and category management activities within Store Development, Creative Services, Marketing & Advertising spend categories. As a part of our Strategic Sourcing practice, Analyst will lead facilitating requirements gathering, conducting research and data analysis to facilitate the implementation of value creation opportunities. Analyst interacts and works closely with project teams and manages day to day activities for assigned projects and initiatives. Analyst will lead RF(x) efforts to support Sourcing Managers in their respective categories. Reports to the Director, Procurement. Experience in analysis, sourcing & procurement for the creatives functions is a plus and desire to learn are essential.

 Develop category strategy and approach in accordance with overall strategy of Global Procurement including:

  Development of Category-Specific Strategies with focus on Store Development & Creative Services spend categories, specifically millwork/retail fixtures, general construction & lighting and Marketing & Advertising spend categories

  Development of Key Stakeholder Relationships

  Aligning category strategy to stakeholder prioritization and developing category road map

  Prioritization and Planning of Strategic Sourcing Initiatives

  Identification of Global vs Region-Specific Opportunities

  Management of Project Timelines

 Lead execution of Strategic Sourcing events in accordance with the sourcing methodology including:

  Development of Project Baselines and Spend Profiles

  Development of Industry & Vendor Profiles

  Development of RF(x) Documents

  Prepare and Lead Vendor Negotiations

  Development and Implementation of Supply Agreements

 Provide support for Global Procurement initiatives as required:
 Spend Analytics and Assessment
 Procurement Performance Reporting and Savings
 Procurement Policy and Process Compliance
 Coordination of Financial Capture of Sourcing Outcomes
 Supplier Relationship Management
 Oversight of Strategic Sourcing Analysts’ day-to-day activities including:
  Strategic Sourcing Support
  Category and Vendor Management
  FinancialAnalysisandReporting


  Bachelor’s Degree in business, or a related field preferred

  2+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Project Management, Financial Analysis / Reporting, Contract Management or Construction Management preferred

  Experience or working knowledge of Store Development & Creative Services category-specific experience, specifically in millwork/retail fixtures and general construction or Marketing & Advertising preferred

  Experience leading RF(x) events required – experience with Ariba e-sourcing an asset