Serial Buyer - Automobile Device Company

Location: Kanagawa
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥6000000.00 - ¥8000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Transportation,
Sub Specialization: Direct/Indirect Purchasing, Procurement,
Contact: Miguel Anonas
Reference: JO-2209-474830


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan

  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required ☑Hybrid (On-site x Remote)

Serial Buyer

[Company Description]
Global Automobile Device Company

※2-3 times a week working in Koriyama required but other days are available for Remote work option - Hybrid style.

Serial Buyer is responsible for managing interface between the production site and suppliers on the daily, weekly and monthly basis for the topics of commercial and technical competitiveness, quality, delivery, etc. In addition, Serial Buyer is expected to create VA/VE ideas together with R&D, production engineering, suppliers, etc. and follow them up till the actual implementation for the further price reduction. Also Serial Buyer coordinates with Program Buyer and Commodity Buyer to secure competitive prices for both new programs and existing programs. Serial Buyer might carry out local negotiations too based on the updated exchange rate, raw material conditions, volume forecast, etc.

The main missions of the role are:

  • Ensure suppliers deliver the right product in terms of price and quality on time together with the other concerned departments

  • Improve commercial competitiveness of suppliers through VA/VE activities, local negotiations, etc.

  • Involve in new programs and coordinate with Program Buyer for the smooth SOP and further cost improvement even before the serial phase

  • Monitor monthly the serial price reduction situation against the annual budget

  • Negotiate and manage Change Requests from suppliers with the other concerned departments

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Procurement experience at least 2~3 years

  • English and Japanese language capabilities in speaking, reading and writing

  • Result oriented and have a never give up sort of mindset

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Excel knowledge and skills

  • International mindset

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of supplier cost structures, work experience in the automotive industry and procurement field

  • Strong analytical capabilities

  • Good written and oral presentation skills

  • Good planning and organization skills

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

6~8 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday, Annual Leave, and more.

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2209-474830
Seniority Level: associate
Job Function: Purchasing