Job number: Job-00257861 Posted: 2024-04-15

IMS 調達マネージャー

Global Tobacco Company
10 - 14 million yen Tokyo Supply Chain Management In-direct Purchasing / Procurement

Job details

Company overview
Our client is one of the largest tobacco companies in the world.
The Procurement Manager will define the affiliate Procurement objectives in line with global Procurement strategies and affiliates objectives and direct the team on achieving such objectives. The Procurement Manager is the primary procurement point of contact for senior internal stakeholders.The Procurement Manager will develop strategies in optimizing local procurement of products and services by liaising with affiliate management team, deploying local sourcing strategies, optimizing the local supplier base and managing local supplier contracts. also ensure effective and efficient cooperation with departments and other affiliates within the cluster and with global Procurement function.
Main responsibilities:
  • Demand and Spend Management
    • Liaise with affiliate business stakeholders and senior management team to understand departmental or project strategies and to develop Procurement plans/strategies for specific projects or areas, cost estimates, & schedules for integrating these business needs into existing and future procurement activities that influence or support specific department spend optimization.
    • Strong working relationship with Finance to ensure full visibility and knowledge of Procurement addressable budget and spend to facilitate proactive sourcing and translation into procurement strategies.
  • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Lead relationships with main local and/or regional/global suppliers and negotiate terms and conditions to purchase goods/services at the best mix quality-price-service according to company and market standards.
    • Leverage supplier performance evaluation to segment the supply base and (re) define the whole Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategy.
    • Review assessments of supplier performance and customer satisfaction surveys to address improvements of commercial terms and business relationships or recommend alternatives that fully meet company requirements.
  • Sustainable Sourcing
    • Develop sustainability strategy and direct the team to embed into day-to-day sourcing activities and liaise with the wider team to action sustainability initiatives and drive sustainability within the company.
    • Stay ahead of sustainability trends and innovations, as well as relevant local government requirements.
    • Monitor results of sustainability assessment performed on sustainability platform and discuss improvement areas and set remediation goals with suppliers.
  • Build category market intelligence
    • Conduct and interpret industry, market and relevant macro-economic and supplier research for your affiliate/categories.
    • At affiliate and/or cluster level and for the assigned categories, build industry know-how on markets, suppliers and products/services and provide recommendations from market analyses and benchmarks to internal stakeholders.
  • Budget Control & Cash flow Improvement
    • Lead negotiations with major suppliers locally and/or regionally to ensure key cost savings targets, payment terms target, and quality standards of products/services are met.
    • Establish price forecasts for OB and RF budget cycles to enable procurement and finance to perform expense forecasts/calculations & consolidated reporting.
  • Communication & Synergy
    • Identify and propose synergy opportunities on an affiliate/regional/global level.
    • Lead the implementation of local/regional/cluster/global sourcing initiatives in coordination with the regional/ cluster/global category managers to contribute to the overall cost savings targets and supplier base optimization defined at corporate level.
    • Whenever relevant facilitate communication with OC, Regional team, other affiliates and other company Functions.
Minimum requirements:
  • 10+ years of procurement experience, preferably in indirect procurement in a FMCG and/or MNC
  • Communication skills in English (Japanese language skills are a strong plus)
  • Excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills, particularly on key contract elements.
  • Ability to collaborate between Global and Regional functions.
  • Ability to lead high complex sourcing events (RFPs)
  • Comfortable liaising with stakeholders of varying levels of seniority within, and outside of, PMI
  • Financial understanding of: Budgeting process, Payment terms, Cashflow improvement, inflation, currency exchange, depreciation, withholding tax, others.
  • Communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) with the ability to effectively present ideas and results to local, regional, and global Management Teams
  • Business Partnering/Consulting mindset to implement commercial models depending on the type of services per category (Gain/Share, Pay for Performance, bonus/malus, Volume Discounts, etc.)
  • Action oriented to fetch opportunities both at business and vendor side, to achieve productivities (Cost Saving & Cost prevention/avoidance)
  • Strategic thinking to co-develop procurement strategy aligned to business/functional needs.
  • Analytical skills to conduct proper benchmarking process of vendors.
  • Willing, and self-motivated, to get things done.
10 - 14 million yen
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