Sr Procurement Sourcing Manager - Pharmaceutical Company

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥8000000.00 - ¥12000000.00 per annum
Specialization: Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Transportation,
Sub Specialization: Direct/Indirect Purchasing, Procurement,
Contact: Daniel Munoz
Reference: JO-2008-445951
about Daniel Munoz

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan.

[Company Description]
Global Pharmaceutical Company

The key tasks include, but are not limited to:

I - Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation
Lead the strategic sourcing process within Japan, including identify needs, conduct pre-project planning, define projects, collect internal and external data, perform strategic analysis and identify opportunities, formulate procurement strategies and develop implementation plans.
Lead and/or participate in CCT (Category Collaboration Teams) in APAC region
Develop appropriate risk management strategies which anticipate and address an extensive range of risk scenarios in order to assure supply of company's requirements.
Effectively utilize eSourcing capabilities in advancing sourcing initiatives.
Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned.

II - Sourcing activity and contract negotiation:
Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the procurement process and plans; enable supplier selection and decision process; lead / facilitate contract development, negotiation and execution process.

III - Supplier Relationship Management:
Execute the elements Supplier Management process in accordance with program guidelines.
Utilize Continuous Improvement to drive the resolution of issues and improve supplier performance.

IV - Client Engagement and Customer Relationship Management:
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support the sourcing process.
Coordinate with other functions and impacted stakeholders to assure timely implementation and compliance with the agreed to sourcing strategies.
Work within Global Procurement and other functions and departments to assist budget owners in development of operating budgets through effective communication of supplier pricing and related cost improvement initiatives.

V - Business processes and compliance:
Work across groups within Business Process and Operations to implement efficient P2Pprocesses with assigned suppliers.
Support Diversity and Inclusion objectives as applicable to strategic category management within Procurement.

VI - Reporting:
Benchmark industry best practices in the assigned spend areas and lead the adoption as applicable.
Continually evaluate and monitor market conditions and adjust sourcing strategies accordingly.

VII - People Management and Development
Manages the performance of direct reports through goal setting, ongoing assessment, coaching and performance evaluation.
Recognizes and supports the development needs of direct reports through identification and creation of development opportunities.
Develops a talent base and anticipates development needs within team.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree Desirable.
  • 8 - 10 years relevant experience in procurement category management.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in managing complex, cross-functional activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures;
  • Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques;
  • Management skills in assessing business issues;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal interactions skills;
  • Facilitating cross-functional teams;
  • Project Management.

[Employment Type]

(Experiences and skills will be considered)


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