Supplier Manager APAC - Financial Firm

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥10000000.00 - ¥12000000.00 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 Daniel Munoz
参照 JO-1902-411224
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[Company Description]
International Financial Firm


  • Responsible for performing on-going supplier management and assurance activities across a portfolio of medium complexity International suppliers to help the bank effectively manage the service performance, cost and risk in its supply chain
  • Responsible for ensuring the relationship is optimally managed and supplier management activities are performed in line with all relevant BU / Group policies and standards
  • Managing the internal and external stakeholders for your portfolio/supplier in conjunction with other key parties
  • Recognised internally as a Subject Matter Expert in Supplier Relationship Development and drives the greatest value out of supplier relationships
  • Understands internal stakeholder / customer needs and can effectively communicate requirements to the supply base successfully supporting the alignment of business processes and strategy
  • Accountable for the strategic alignment and managed suppliers by establishing common goals and objectives
  • Manages the development of Supplier relationships for our future requirements
  • Plans proactively and runs effective performance meetings with the suppliers identifying areas of improvement for supplier
  • Where appropriate provide active support across the wider commercial community within the Bank to enable effective team performance
  • Provide sourcing teams with support and input to negotiations with suppliers and chosen service providers, where required
  • Support and contribute to team building and team dynamics through personally demonstrating ability to be a self-starter and contribution to team outputs
  • Works collaboratively with the broader Supplier Management community and leadership to build and leverage different partnership models
  • Troubleshoots and improves International supplier relationships and relationship development processes / initiatives / partnering models across the business
  • Achieves operational excellence by effectively applying knowledge of the Supplier Management strategy and its implementation by planning and managing own workload, including specifying initiatives, scheduling projects and preparing operating plans with a defined area of activity
  • Masters sufficiently the key elements of Supplier Management processes, policies and enabling tools / systems

Stakeholder Management and Leadership
Key stakeholders and relationships the role will interact with, both internally and externally:

  • Accountable Executives for suppliers
  • Service Managers
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Sourcing Managers
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Global Supplier Assurance
  • Supplier Account Directors
  • Supplier Account Managers

In order to understand internal stakeholder / customer needs and effectively communicate requirements to the supply base successfully, supporting the alignment of business processes and strategy

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Manages the collation, analysis and timely reporting of data inputs to support the development and implementation of the Supplier Management strategy
  • Develops with the supplier a means of assessing the supplier relationship covering all the key service attributes required for effective service delivery
  • Understands the International supplier's and / or the Business strategy and recognises how these will affect the successful implementation of the Supplier Management strategy


What we're looking for:
・ Previous experience in Supplier Management and fluency at explaining it to any audience at any moment
・ Strong track record of delivering post contract value from suppliers
・ Track record in improving Supplier Management in a services related organization
・ Expert in a variety of spend areas where dependence on effective Supplier Management are strongest
・ Leadership experience with ability to demonstrate where to manage to outcomes without direct line accountability
・ Highly proficient in both English and Japanese

Skills that will help you in the role:
・ Highly proficient (spoken and written) in both English and Japanese with 1 or more of the following languages as preferable to have: Korean and Chinese.
・ Ability to optimize value in supplier relationships
・ Able to effectively apply conceptual thinking into real operational
・ Demonstrates clear understanding of the 'big' picture
・ Proven stakeholder management skills
・ Ability to shape and deliver supplier management strategies
・ Preferably a degree calibre candidate with relevant qualifications

[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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