Strategic Procurement Director (Multi-million dollar business)

Tokyo Permanent ¥16,000,000 - ¥18,000,000 Foreign Multinational
  • Work for one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world
  • A dynamic role with the opportunity to lead global projects

About Our Client

Our client is a multinational telecommunication company and present in over 50 countries world wide. They are now expanding and looking to hire a Strategic Procurement Director to lead the Japan Procurement Team.

Job Description

  • Design and implement cost savings, business value and revenue acceleration projects.
  • Review, assess and negotiate contracts, global terms and conditions, price/cost and rebate programs.
  • Analyze category market conditions, competitive landscape, customer requirements, pricing trends and benchmarks to create world-class sourcing and relationship strategies.
  • Lead rigorous and objective contract negotiation with key internal stakeholders, legal department and support groups.
  • Build market intelligence capabilities within the category management team on key markets, suppliers and solutions to support strategy development purposes.

The Successful Applicant

Technical Experience

  • Years of experience in supply chain management, strategic sourcing and/or category management with the majority of experience in the Information Technology sector.
  • Hands-on leader able to drive a number of major, complex IT supply chain and/or cost reduction projects.
  • Strong understanding of IT sector pricing and rebate models, as well as value added services - as practised by the major vendors across the globe.

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor degree is required, preferably in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or an equivalent technical discipline.

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in both Japanese and English (Verbal, Reading and Writing)

What's on Offer

  • Work for one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world
  • Good career progression
  • Competitive Salary (Base + bonus)

Charles Mella
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+813 6832 8926

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Procurement / Spend Analysis
Technology & Telecoms
Job Type
Consultant name
Charles Mella
Consultant phone
+813 6832 8926
Job Reference
Company Type
Foreign Multinational