☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required
Procurement Assistant Director
Global Accounting Firm
＜Your key responsibilities＞
The Technology Sourcing Assistant Director reports into a Technology Sourcing Leader within the Technology Sourcing team and is responsible for sourcing stategy and execution, customer engagement and experience, and vendor management in line with the Global Procurement Policy and processes.
The role of the Technology Sourcing Assistant Director may include:
Responsibility as a senior individual contributor on a Client Technology Sourcing team aligned to one or more service lines as well as client serving business units.
Act as an individual contributor and trusted business advisor - managing multiple complex transactions directly or indirectly and working closely with senior stakeholders to deliver successful results.
Working closely with risk management business partners to minimize contractual risks to the firm whilst demonstrating year on year improvement in value for money.
Partnering with GCO (legal) to lead key negotiations and reporting on the quantitative and brand value delivered.
Effectively build a pipeline of deals and develop the appropriate resourcing plans.
Supporting improvement in processes, policy, systems, management information and reporting.
Successfully leading negotiations for global and regional deals meeting the timelines, scope, and requirements agreed with key stakeholders.
Working with senior member and Service Line stakeholders to help develop a category strategy which supports the overall global technology strategy.
Supporting the broader Technology Sourcing team and local Client Technology Sourcing team in the delivery and management of procurement activities may include the following activities:
Manage full lifecycle of contracts for assigned programs of work and key suppliers
Pro-actively manage contract and license renewals
Build and foster collaborative working relationships with the company and other internal business partners
Supporting and leading stakeholders through the Onboarding of Technology Goods and Services end- to-end process.
Socialization and facilitation of the Technology Sourcing policy and processes, ensuring that the project team and stakeholders understand the value of the policy and adhere to it accordingly
Timely and frequent submission of management information, including project status and savings reporting
Support for the Client Technology Sourcing team in developing a strategy which adheres to the overall global technology strategy while supporting local engagements as well
Facilitation of any needed market research to identify potential suppliers, ensure competitive pricing and terms, etc
＜Skills and attributes for success＞
Strong experience with senior stakeholder management with the ability to collaboratively co-develop strategies and set and manage expectations.
Heavy experience with negotiating contracts related to software licensing & rationalization, cloud based solutions and professional services
Heavy experience with negotiating contracts globally.
Experience of managing complex service agreements both from the commercial and service delivery side
Experience of working in a Sourcing/Procurement/Vendor Management team in a complex and global environment
Experience working in an IT role as part of delivering technology solutions is a plus
Strong influencing and networking skills as the organization relies on working in cross functional teams across borders
Good knowledge of the IT vendors and new technologies is important to successfully work with the teams
Up to date with all issues in the services space including Outsourcing, Infrastructure as a Service and offshoring
Strong communication skills required; must have the ability communicate in English effectively, transparently, and timely across multiple mediums (email, voice, IM, etc) in a global environment
Strong communication skills required; must have the ability communicate in Japanese effectively, transparently, and timely across multiple mediums (email, voice, IM, etc) in a global environment
The ability to independently manage and prioritize workload
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an appetite for challenge
Provide high level of Exceptional Client Service
＜Ideally, you'll also be＞
Degree educated with:
Minimum of 8 years experience in a strategic sourcing role
Alternatively, technology or business operations experience may be considered in lieu of some, or potentially all, of the sourcing experience for the right candidate.
In depth experience negotiating for multiple Service delivery models (Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, etc)
Experience of stakeholder management at a senior level in their current or previous role
CPSM qualification or equivalent desired
English Language level: Business level
Japanese Language level: Fluent - Native Level (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
Work permission in Japan required
9~11 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)
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.
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Supply Chain, Information Technology, Purchasing