Sourcing Manager - IT Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: Permanent
Salary ¥8000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 per annum
Specialization: Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Transportation
Sub Specialization: Direct/Indirect Purchasing, Procurement
Contact: Daniel Munoz
Reference: JO-1812-408116
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[Company Description]
Global IT Company


  • Establish team goals, objectives, and operating procedures in line with the overall business plans and objectives of the global procurement team and the Japan business unit.
  • Provide strategic consulting and analytical perspective to key business stakeholders on procurement approaches and risks.
  • Lead change management efforts related to implementing our strategy and transformation in support of the strategic and operational objectives of the region.
  • Drive strategic cost optimization efforts through process improvements, contractual efficiencies and elimination of waste; achieve and exceed annual cost savings goals.
  • Ensure that the team receives coaching and guidance on professional matters as well as developmental assistance for their career progression.
  • Consistently look for opportunities to leverage regional or global buying power by keeping ongoing dialogue with colleagues and adopting a global philosophy.
  • Lead the development, communication and implementation of Category Strategies for all sourcing categories in the region.
  • Proactively build sourcing pipeline, showing the path to deliver and exceed savings targets.
  • Contribute to building cross-functional/cross-geography team, operating in a collaborative spirit.
  • Actively participate and lead some aspects of building supplier relationship program (SRM), pipeline tool, improving contract management, redesigning savings process, etc.
  • Develop strong partnerships and nurture a positive business relationship with internal stakeholders and suppliers to understand their processes; short and long term business objectives, strategic direction and goals while providing 'Customer Focus' attitude.
  • Align team's goals with the business objectives of key stakeholders.
  • Enforce Global Purchasing Policy and other related policies, conduct trainings, and provide communication to regional stakeholders in order to maintain compliance.
  • Consistently seek and implement ways to improve processes and eliminate tactical activities.


  • Bilingual in English/Japanese
  • Bachelors Degree is required.
  • 10 years of Global Procurement/Strategic Sourcing experience, with at least 5 years in a managerial role with the record of successful completion of regional or global projects.
  • Experience in building category strategies, sourcing pipeline, savings methodology.
  • Ability to collect, understand, interpret, and present various analytical data.
  • Complete fluency with MS office and G-suite products, along with web navigation and spend/savings databases.
  • Experience presenting to executives, professional gravitas, confident and assertive presentation style, explaining complex procurement issues in an audience-friendly format.
  • Strategy and analytics experience, preferably at a consulting firm.
  • Experience in sourcing corporate and professional services, global real estate, facilities and workplace services management, consulting and temp labor, marketing, meetings and events
  • Positive, encouraging and inspirational leadership style, genuine care for the team's success
  • Proven success in developing and executing strategic procurement programs resulting in cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, ability to distill ideas into compelling presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence senior management and critical stakeholders.
  • Exceptionally developed interpersonal and relationship skills as evidenced by successfully influencing and leading change in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Highly developed business acumen, strategic planning, organizational assessment, and process engineering and re-engineering skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as a "thought leader" - sought after for advice, counsel and judgment.
  • Demonstrated success in hiring, developing, retaining and coaching staff.
  • Previous experience working within a growing regional team, specifically in Japan region

[Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]

  • MS/MBA/MA degree is desired.

[Employment Type]
Full time

8 Million Yen ~ 10 Million Yen
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


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