Procurement Manager - Brewery (Liquor Company)

Location: Kyoto
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥7000000.00 - ¥12000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Transportation,
Sub Specialization: Direct/Indirect Purchasing, Procurement,
Contact: Masayuki Homma
Reference: JO-2207-472853


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

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Procurement Manager


Global Brewery (Liquor Company)




  • Build strong and sustainable relationships with key suppliers based on WIN-WIN approach and alingned with Kyoto culture sensitivities.
  • Sourcing of all direct spend for manufacturing activities and point of sales material(POSM): raw materials (wet/dry) and packaging (bottles, labels, closures and shipper cases).
  • Category Management: definition of strategies by category, split of suppliers, % volumes awards. Analysis and implementation of Value engineering, Sustainability and Cost negotiations opportunities
  • Contracts and T&Cs with Legal advise
  • Definition and update of main procurement procedures. Suppliers performance assessment. Coordination with QSE of Supplier Audits calendar
  • Development and sourcing of components and materials for all NPDs and restaging projects, risk management (wet & dry goods).
  • Proposal, analysis and implementation of Value Engineering and Sustainability initiatives
  • Reporting of KPIs local and global level (group Company standards)



  • Minimum 10 years experience in similar position
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer focused (internal and external)
  • Focused on results
  • Proactivity
  • Strategic vision and thinking
  • Procurement background
  • Able to work with relevant internal Stakeholders
  • Interpersonal skills of Kyoto cultural awareness / traditional craftmanship/ artisan
  • Project management
  • Office Microsoft tools
  • English proficiency
  • Degree in Economics, Business administration, Enginieering or Master's diploma /PhDT




Reference: JO-2207-472853
Seniority Level: Mid Senior Level
Job Function: Purchasing