Location: Japan - Others
Salary: 5000000 - 7000000 JPY
Job Function: Procurement/Purchasing/Sourcing
Reference: JO-180115-144827
Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering/Industrial
Sub-Industry: Automotive/Transport Parts

Job Title: Indirect Purchasing Buyer

(tooling & investment)

The company overview

One of the world’s leading automotive suppliers has more than 9million employers operating in over 32 countries. In Japan alone has more than 5000 staffs, and it keeps growing and developing


Segment Management:

Deploys the segment(s) strategy in all sites of the region in close collaboration with GSL(Group Segment Leader) and local segment leader. 

Contribute to annual purchasing budget process for the segment(s) in the region. 
Collaborates with Group and Regional segment(s) teams to maximize value to the business and deploy best Practices

Supplier Management:

Builds and maintains relationships with suppliers assigned by Group Indirect Purchasing Segment

Directors (global suppliers) and by Region Indirect Purchasing Manager (region suppliers) in order to achieve QCD

Stakeholder Management : Builds/maintains/enhances relationships with stakeholders to ensure their buy-in of the segment(s) strategy

Sourcing Process Management: Manages the sourcing process such as supplier panel,RFI,RFP, Pre-So Co (Sourcing Committee) ,So Co and Auction to ensure compliance to the policies, right selection of a supplier, supply, quality, service and cost

Proactive Cost Management : Achieves cost control and cost reduction targets, and adds value to area of expenditure throughstrong total cost management in line with business goals and segment(s) strategy

Contract Negotiation and Management : Negotiates at tactical and strategic levels to develop local, regional, global contracts

Market Knowledge and Insights : Uses thorough market knowledge and data analysis to gain critical insights that drive the segment(s) strategies and continuous improvement activities


Language skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills in Japanese and English are required.


Other Specifications

A highly self-motivated individual and is able to contribute as a team member to achieving segment goals and KPIs.

-Ability to deal with cultural differences and be successful in large, matrixes organizations is required.

-Respectful and adaptable, yet with a strong point of view.



Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point skills are required.

Conceptual understanding SAP is preferred.