Associate Procurement Director

Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

Posted on
May 13, 2021
Job type
Full-time
Career level
Senior
Industry
Pharmaceutical

Job Description

Associate Procurement Director

Our Company’s Japan Research & Development Division Procurement Team is an organization with the common objective of compliant, competitive, and innovative acquisition of goods & services from leading suppliers and partners that deliver a competitive advantage to our company. Also, it is a part of Global Procurement function and closely works with JCAP (Japan, China, and Asia Pacific) and global Procurement colleagues.

 

The Associate Director of our Japan Research & Development Division Procurement is responsible for

1) Manage global or regional sourcing strategies, across the indirect categories of spend, at all our global company sites. The categories of activity include but are not limited to Clinical (including CRO, Central Labs, Clinical Trial Specialty Services, etc.), Discovery Preclinical Services, Research, Lab suppliers and Equipment.  The person will develop and maintain strong relationships with business stakeholders and external suppliers. The person oversees implementation of the category plan to ensure the underpinning process improvement and procurement activities deliver the expected business value in accordance with the strategic plans.

2) Project management with responsibility to simplify processes, drive operational excellence and implement the transformation program for the whole Procurement organization in line with the GSMG, GHH and Japan strategies. The person will take an active role in the development of procurement strategy, contract management, risk management, stakeholder management, and supplier value management process. 

 

Primary activities include but are not limited to:

1. Leadership - As a key leader of Japan Research categories of spend, responsible to develop and then implement sourcing strategy and ensure alignment, compliance and delivery of required business performance.

2. Procurement Leadership - Provide the leadership, strategy and policy for the category building a high performance engagement model with the business and regions.

3. Process - Realize sourcing management, supplier value management, risk management, as core sustainable processes and enablers of delivery.

4. Performance - Deliver ongoing savings as required, as well as meeting the stakeholder business requirements.

5. Relationships - Build outstanding relationships with stakeholders, external suppliers, Procurement colleagues out of Japan.

6. Change Management - Adopt high quality change practices with customers and stakeholders, building and implementing an organization which is sustainable.

7. Supplier Value Management - Implement Supplier Value Management with the key suppliers in this category to foster innovation, manage supplier performance, establish a Governance Model, and ensure continuous improvement.

Qualifications

Over 7 years or more of Procurement experiences in large size company

Experiences to work for a multinational company or work in diversified environment

Able to work with internal customers to realize their needs with the most optimized cost.

Able to represent Japan position strongly in English to Global / Regional Procurement peers

Strong communication skills both in Japanese (Native Japanese level) and English (TOEIC 800 or above)

Ability to think and express logically

Bachelor’s degree


Skills
Supply Chain Management, supply chain, supply management, purchasing, global sourcing, materials management, procurement, e procurement
Japanese Level
None
English Level
None
Annual Income
¥14M - 17M

Location

HIGASHISHIMBASHI (TSUGINOBIRUONOZOK, Minato-ku
105-0021 Tokyo, Japan

Lead Consulting Group

Pharmaceutical

Tokyo, Japan

About Us

Lead Consulting Group is an executive recruitment consultancy company based in Japan.

We work closely with multinationals, midsize to small companies, governments and educational institutions in the areas of human capital management and related services in Japan.

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