Senior Buyer - Biotech

Tokyo Permanent ¥7,000,000 - ¥8,000,000 Foreign Multinational
  • Looking for energetic candidates with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression for those eager to make an impact

About Our Client

Our client is one of the largest biotech companies globally. They have a strong record of innovation through research and development to provide the market with cutting edge technologies in healthcare.

Job Description

  • Responsible for end to end purchase order management from PO placement to PO closure
  • Proactively work across the business with planning, customer service, sales and marketing to understand and adapt to changing business needs and effectively communicate with suppliers and factories to expedite changes with agility
  • Work closely with the planning teams to target ideal inventory levels to improve inventory KPIs
  • Take a Lead role in monthly meetings with key suppliers to review performance levels with a view for improvement
  • Understand key bottleneck in advance and take necessary action to avoid issues to achieve best possible outcome for deliveries and service levels
  • Proactively look for ways to improve the end to end PO management process and take a lead in those initiatives to make a difference

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Effective communication across departments to ensure cooperation and ability to address any matters with a sense of urgency
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Relevant experience in procurement and buying
  • Strong communication in both Japanese and English

What's on Offer

  • Potential to move up 1 - 2 career bands in the next 2-4 years
  • Internal mobility within the organization
Mike Corbyn
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+813 6832 8601

Job summary

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