Job number: Job-00256130 Posted: 2024-03-26

Indirect Procurement Manager | 間接調達マネージャー

Manage sourcing lifecycle of indirect procurement in Japan
9 - 11 million yen Tokyo Supply Chain Management In-direct Purchasing / Procurement

Job details

Company overview
Our client is a globally renowned luxury fashion brand, known for its prestige and iconic status. It operates a network of boutiques worldwide, offering a diverse range of products spanning clothing, jewelry, eyewear, fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, beauty products, watches, and accessories. With a strong presence in department stores, specialty shops, and online platforms, the brand delivers exceptional shopping experiences to customers worldwide.
Indirect Procurement (IP) Japan is an organization with the aim of compliant, competitive, and innovative acquisition of goods & services from leading suppliers who deliver competitive advantages to our company.IP Japan is a part of the global indirect procurement function, and closely works with global team in other regions.As an IP manger, the person is expected to build and maintain good relationship with the business divisions and functions with strong capability in business partnering.The person plans and drives sourcing projects in collaboration with business colleagues while managing supplier risks.He or she also needs to make sure that the procurement policy is duly kept by the business divisions/ functions by educating and supporting them to understand the procurement process.
Main responsibilities:
  • Sourcing
    • Manage the sourcing lifecycle of indirect procurement categories in Japan
    • Identify business needs, define projects, collect internal and external data, perform strategic analysis and identify sourcing opportunities,
    • Develop and manage competitive sourcing process including RFI, RFQ, RFP
    • Track and present benefits and savings associated with the sourcing activities
    • Lead/ facilitate contracting, negotiation and execution process with legal department and key business stakeholders
    • Develop sourcing strategies in Japan for responsible procurement categories
  • Processes & Systems
    • Responsible for participating in global projects
    • Responsible for continuous improvement of procurement process utilizing S2P system
    • Plan and conduct supplier risk assessment
    • Report project status on periodic basis
    • Support Head of Procurement to plan and implement sourcing strategy and processes
Minimum requirements:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in arts or science
  • 7+ years as an indirect procurement buyer/ manager
  • Strong project management skills
  • Key sourcing and procurement skills in market analysis, contract management, supplier selection, negotiation, supplier performance and relationship management
  • Knowledge of the procurement processes and tools such as Ariba, Coupa, etc.
  • MS Office
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Japanese level: Fluent or higher
  • English level: Business or higher
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter
  • Team Player
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability and flexibility to different type of business and locations

Preferred qualifications:
  • Any industry background is welcome
  • Luxury experience is a plus
  • Working experience at global companies and/or in global circumstances is a plus
  • Knowledge and experiences of sustainability initiative is a plus

9 - 11 million yen
Emmeline Tang
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