||This position will be responsible for developing and executing strategic sourcing initiatives, which involve direct/indirect materials, supplier qualification and development, supplier relationship management, acquiring market intelligence, price negotiation and contract management, risk management, etc..
This position also needs to work closely with the global procurement team, local supply chain team and BD team, etc. stakeholders to realize cost reduction and contribute to the business growth in Japan.
・Manages all the site procurement activities to assure cost effective and timely supply of quality materials and services.
・Improves the site’s procurement processes to ensure they are efficient and fully in compliant with global procurement policies & procedures.
・Identifies new supply sources, qualifies vendors and nurtures strong vendor relationships.
・Negotiates purchasing prices and payment terms, and manages contracts.
・Creates RFPs, including some e-sourcing events, invites key suppliers to provide proposals, evaluates and negotiates proposals, selects suppliers and awards business.
・Resolves vendor’s pricing, quality and delivery problems.
・Works closely with internal stakeholders like supply chain team and BD team, etc. to manage the inventory level and demand forecast.
・Coordinates with global procurement to take advantage of all Corporate’s discount opportunities, and other resources and market intelligence.
・Reports site’s spends and savings (MCR reports) and participates in the global procurement calls in a regular basis.
・Other duties as assigned.
||・Bachelor’s Degree or above is required, preferably in pharma/medicine, or food sciences, or business management.
・At least 5 years of work experiences in procurement.
・Good knowledge of procurement strategies, tactics, sourcing, negotiation and contracting skills.
・Very good knowledge and skills of the English language (oral & written).
・Good leadership skills
・Good communication and interpersonal skills.
・Advanced PC skills (specifically Excel, Power Point).
・High personal integrity and ethics with uncompromising standards.
・Intercultural skills-able to work in an international team-based environment.