SCM & Procurement Operation Excellence Director

Tokyo Permanent ¥15,000,000 - ¥20,000,000 Foreign Multinational
  • Work for a multinational manufacturing business with 2 big plants in Japan
  • Stable Supply Chain Team

About Our Client

Our client is a Multi National Company with strong presence in APAC. Japan is the second biggest market in APAC and presently has 2 big manufacturing sites in Shizuoka Japan. The business continues to improve and implement digitalization across all business functions particularly supply chain and procurement.

Job Description

  • Your team oversees sourcing and purchasing business processes and business side operation of enterprise systems, including SAP ECC, MM, SAP Ariba, Coupa and supply chain collaboration solutions, for both direct and indirect materials in connector and electronic device manufacturing.
  • Take PM/BA roles in sourcing & procurement system projects leading Division Sourcing in Asia Pacific North region, including Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam, with IS/IT teams in US, India, Japan and other stakeholders.
  • Promote digital transformation. Continuously optimize business process by automation of non-value add operations and to enforce sourcing teams focused in intelligent and strategical activities, utilizing latest digital technologies, e.g., BI/Analytics, Paperless Workflow, RPA, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Analyze AS-IS process to identify problems, provide system solutions for TO-BE process, and plan roadmap for optimization. Contribute to roadmap planning to introduce latest information technologies and innovate sourcing processes and systems to establish intelligent and strategic sourcing organization
  • In charge of supplier compliance and risk management locally in the region in corporation with global teams. It includes audits, subcontracting laws, BCP, supplier qualifications and evaluation, disaster control, etc.

The Successful Applicant

  • 10+ years experiences of any Supply chain or Procurement system implementation, e.g., SAP SRM/SAP Ariba/Coupa etc...
  • Native level Japanese and business level English skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree required,
  • Good understanding on latest digital technologies including paperless workflow, RPA, AI, BI/Analytics, and business process optimization/consultation.
  • Ability to work in highly complex and fluid global environment
  • Self-starter,self-motivated,self-driven
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

What's on Offer

  • Work for a multinational manufacturing business with 2 big plants in Japan
  • Stable Supply Chain Team
  • Career growth opportunity from local to regional to global level.
Charles Mella
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Phone number
+813 6832 8926

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management
What is your area of specialisation?
Industrial / Manufacturing
Job Type
Consultant name
Charles Mella
Consultant phone
+813 6832 8926
Job Reference
Company Type
Foreign Multinational