Associate Director R&D Procurement (Pharma) - up to 16M

Tokyo Permanent ¥13,000,000 - ¥16,000,000 Foreign Multinational
  • No R&D Procurement Experience Required!
  • Be part of a Global Procurement Team

About Our Client

Our client is a major player in the Pharmaceuticals industry and is dedicated to R&D to find new opportunities to save lives and improve people's health. Fully WFH is available during COVID, and post pandemic will see a hybrid working style of WFH with office visits necessary only for key meetings.

Job Description

Manage Sourcing Strategics in support of Japan Development

  • Clinical Operations
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Medical Affairs
  • Also clinical supplies and others

Contract and budget negotiations

  • 75% in English, 25% in Japanese

Compliance and approval process

Process Improvement

Key Business Partners:

  • Business Stakeholders
  • Functional Area Leads
  • Global Category Owners
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Suppliers

The Successful Applicant

  • Over 7 years or more of Procurement experience
  • Experience working for a multinational company or diversified environment
  • Able to work with internal customers to realize their needs with most optimized cost.
  • Able to represent Japan position strongly in English to Global / Regional Procurement peers

Ideal Candidate:

  • Leadership and Influencing Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Interest and Desire to Work in Clinical Research
  • Able to Build Strong Communication and Relationships
  • Ability to interpret and apply high-level SOPs to specific situations
  • Excellent Problem-solver

What's on Offer

  • Flexible style of working
  • Rare opportunity to move into the Pharma Industry at a high level

Mike Corbyn
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Phone number
+813 6832 8601

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Procurement Management
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Job Type
Consultant name
Mike Corbyn
Consultant phone
+813 6832 8601
Job Reference
Company Type
Foreign Multinational