Senior Buyer

Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥6000000 - ¥9000000 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
Sub-specialization 直接購買/間接購買/調達
お問合せ Peter Doolan
参照 JO-1805-394358
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Senior Buyer

[Company Description]
Global Consumer Goods Company


  • Lead the development and execution of local sourcing strategies for Japan. Support regional lead to develop regional sourcing strategy.
  • Lead and execute major contracts, negotiation and other procurement tactics mainly with local suppliers.
  • Represent Japan in regional/global commodity teams. Participate, provide input to and support the regional/global leads. Identify and execute the local regional cost savings target
  • Drive breakthrough results and mind set change in order to achieve APAC and corporate financial objectives.
  • Acquire in-depth market knowledge. Understand cost structure of major commodities. ・ Lead the annual budget process. Manage the pricing for major commodities. Provide input on market inflation and support the global category leads.
  • Identify, develop and execute Harmonization and Standardization efforts between countries and regions.
  • Develop industry analysis, market analysis, supply and demand analysis, and consumption data for the major categories. Build capability in the Japan Procurement Team
  • Identify how Japan procurement process can be improved and collaborate with group manager to execute the change. Manage key supplier relationships
  • Create transparency and strategic focus in relationships with key suppliers.
  • Own the process of identifying Strategic and Transactional suppliers in APAC and support the process locally, regionally and globally. Integrate with the business and Manage stakeholder alignment
  • Manage internal customer relationships within Supply Chain, Technical Group, Marketing, etc., in and outside Japan.
  • Create a cross functional team structure allowing Procurement Strategy execution, when needed.

Technical Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • More than 3 years of experience in Procurement. Background with major commodities such as plastics, paper, resins/refineries, tinplate, aluminium or injection/blow moulding will be helpful
  • Strong oral and written communication skill in business English
  • More than 3 years of experience in multi-national company, best if consumer goods company, is preferred
  • Bachelor degree is a must
  • Flexibility to travel a few times a year, including overseas
  • SAP skill preferred

Experience and Qualifications Competencies

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership behaviour
  • Ability to successfully utilize procurement tactics (i.e. negotiation, inquiry, etc.) and deliver winwin supply agreements
  • Capable of building and maintaining relationships internally and externally, at all levels
  • Cooperative work-style and influencing skills
  • Creative, entrepreneurial and seen as a role model to drive change
  • Strong business orientation with drive and motivation to work independently and manage for results

[Employment Type]
Full time



Social insurance

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

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