Location: Japan - Tokyo
Salary: 7000000 - 9000000 JPY
Job Function: Procurement/Purchasing/Sourcing
Reference: JO-180115-144820
Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering/Industrial
Sub-Industry: Automotive/Transport Parts

Job Title: Indirect Purchasing Segment Leader

The company overview

One of the world’s leading automotive suppliers has more than 90000 employers operating in over 32 countries. In Japan alone has more than 5000 staffs, and it keeps growing and developing


Segment Management: Contributes to the creation of the Group segment(s) 1-3-5 year strategy with Group Indirect Purchasing Segment

Supplier Management: Builds/maintains/enhances 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: Be able to 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) and So Co 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 through a strong total cost management in line with business goals and segment(s) strategy

Contract Negotiation and Management: Leads the purchasing process including RFI, RFP, negotiations, and contracting to put in place the right suppliers

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



Japanese: Fluent

English: Business level


-Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point skills are required

-Conceptual understanding SAP is preferred

Other Specifications



A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.


Professional Experience/Skills:

-A minimum of 10 years of general business experience is required with at least 5 years+ experience in


-Work experience in automotive related industry and/or indirect purchasing space is preferable.

-Project management skill is required

-Experience in supplier management, competitive bidding, negotiation, writing contracts is required

-Experience with multi-site operations is preferred