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- Excellent opportunity at Global Financial Services Firm
- Long term and stable IT Sourcing Manager role
About Our Client
Our client is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
*Primarily responsibility for Sourcing and Vendor Management for Hardware, Software, Wireless etc., in Japan.
*Building relationships with internal clients in order to assess business requirements with the intent to find solutions to meet their needs and saving opportunities.
*Competitive bid processes including RFP's, RFI's, RFQ's and RFX.
*Providing support for Sourcing activities such as renewals, benchmarking, vendor due diligence and risk, and maintaining vendor/clients relationships.
*Business and legal negotiations ensuring, local country regulatory and tax requirements are captured in any Agreement, Task Order etc.
*Prepare supporting documentation for deals and contracts and ensuring that they're readily available.
*Act as the liaison between the business line and legal group.
*Liaising with Regional Category leads and other global teams (i.e. Europe and Americas) on best practice, and knowledge sharing.
*Knowledge of competitive opportunities within the all assigned categories and identify operational and cost savings.
*Process management and engineering for continuous improvement for assigned categories.
*Accuracy and maintenance of individual project records captured in the IT Sourcing Project system (FAST).
*Provide Ad-hoc support for Japan REM team
The Successful Applicant
*Communication skills: Must have excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills in Japanese and English. Business English skills in writing and speaking (TOEIC score 800 + )
*Negotiation skills: Strong negotiate with vendors both financial and legal terms relating to a contract
*General understanding of regulatory and tax requirements within the Japan
*Financial analysis; ability to analyse cost/financial information including use of excel pivot tables
*IT skills; knowledge of IT to be able to talk to IT professionals and vendors regarding products and services
*Ability to liaise with Compliance, Legal, Finance and Tax on structuring of deals particularly in Japan
*Clients: Proven track record of exceptional client service, which would benefit this role and reporting
*PC Skills: Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Ariba e-Sourcing an advantage.
*Able to handle pressure and multi-tasking, proactive with great negotiation skills and attention to detail.
* 3-5 years + of IT related Sourcing experience with Financial Services background preferred.
*Education: A degree in Business Studies or similar and / or Professional Sourcing qualifications
*Experience in handing and drafting contract in Japanese and in English
*Working experience at Foreign Security or financial company
What's on Offer
This is a key position in Asia. It offers a competitive package in a global organisation. You will gain great exposure while performing your job duties.