Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

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Oct 7, 2021
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Mid career
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Job Description

<Main responsibilities>

•   Segment Management : 

 -   Deploys the segment(s) strategy in all sites of the region in close collaboration with GSL 

   (Group Segment Leader) and local segment leader 

 - Contribute to annual purchasing budget process for the segment(s) in the region:

•    Thoroughly analyze spend to detect saving opportunities

•    Monitors and produces analysis on key performance indicators

 - Collaborates with Group and Regional segment(s) teams to maximize value to the business and 

  deploy best practices 

•   Supplier Management : 

 - Builds and maintains relationships with suppliers assigned by Group Indirect Purchasing 

  Segment Directors (global suppliers) and by Region Indirect Purchasing Manager (region 

  suppliers) in order to achieve QCD performance:

 - Conducts Group / Region negotiation

 - Pilots Top Worst Suppliers meetings

 - Proposes NBOH when necessary

 - Is the escalation point in case of crisis

 - Defines productivity reservoir

 - Manages supplier risk

 -   Works closely with key suppliers to generate innovative ideas which enable business growth or 

  improve process efficiency

•   Stakeholder Management : 

 - Ensures appropriate stakeholders are identified and managed

 - Understands strategic business requirements 

 - Builds/maintains/enhances relationships with stakeholders to ensure their buy-in of the 

  segment(s) strategy 


•   Sourcing Process Management:

 - Manages the sourcing process such as supplier panel, RFI,RFP, Pre-So Co (Sourcing Committee) 

  , So Co and Auction to ensure compliance to the policies, the right selection of a supplier, 

   supply, quality, service, and cost

•   Proactive Cost Management : 

 - Achieves cost control and cost reduction targets, and adds value to the area of expenditure 

  through a strong total cost management in line with business goals and segment(s) strategy

•   Contract Negotiation and Management : 

 -   Negotiates at tactical and strategic levels to develop local, regional, global contracts

•   Market Knowledge and Insights : 

 -   Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the 

  segment(s) strategies and continuous improvement activities

•   Project Launch Management : 

 -   Make changing points’ management of cost and delivery schedule on supplier tooling 


-A minimum of 7 years of general business experience is required with at least 3 years+ experience 

 insourcing/purchasing or manufacturing/designing of tooling and/or investment. 

-Work experience in automotive-related industry and/or indirect purchasing space is preferable. 

-Project management skill is required

-Experience in supplier management, competitive bidding, negotiation, writing contracts is required 

-Experience with multi-site operations is preferred


Primary Location: JP-13-Tokyo

Other Locations: JP-14-Isehara

Job: Purchasing

Organization: H68E Valeo Group JAPAN

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Supply Chain Management, purchasing, global sourcing
Education level
Bachelor's Degree
Japanese Level
Business Level
English Level
Business Level
Annual Income
¥5M - 8M


Tokyo, Japan

Lead Consulting Group


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.

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