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Procurement Specialist

Job Title: Procurement Specialist
Contract Type: 正社員
Location: Tokyo
Salary: 6 - 8.5 Million Yen Annually
Start Date: ASAP
REF: RB00Gen
Contact Name: Roland Bolinth
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7ヶ月 前

Job Description

Sourcing Associate

The Sourcing Associate will be responsible for sourcing third party suppliers, according to corporate policies and procedures. Sourcing Associate will thoroughly diagnose client business needs, collaborate with legal counsel, and support contract negotiations that maximize customer value while mitigating risk. Sourcing Associate will draft term sheets which incorporate all negotiated business terms to assist legal counsel in drafting documents which appropriately document agreed upon business terms such as deliverables, pricing, SLAs, specifications, etc.  


What you will do:


  • Close collaboration with client business stakeholders to secure a thorough understanding of client business needs for the supplier relationship.

  • Lead negotiation of business requirements for routine through complex vendor engagements

  • Review and preparation of terms sheets which incorporate all agreed upon business terms

  • Collaborate with Category/Sourcing Managers on negotiation strategy

  • Perform in depth analysis of existing contracts or proposed contract amendments against client business needs, draw conclusions, prepare comprehensive summaries, and present back to the client in a concise manner

  • Coach colleagues, transfer knowledge, and develop team members to be more effective in their current roles

  • Perform basic translation of sourcing document when required.


What you makes you successful in this role:


  • Ability to draft documents which describe negotiated and agreed upon business terms with third party vendors to assist legal counsel in drafting final vendor agreements

  • Strong analytical, collaboration and communication skills

  • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues

  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills

  • Strong customer service orientation including demonstrated issue resolution and relationship management skills

  • Ability to quickly master contracting processes, terminology, political environment, systems and unique requirements by various business groups

  • Solid decision making ability using available facts in sensitive client situations

  • Mastery of various project documentation and tracking systems

  • Good command of Japanese and proficient in English

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is preferred

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience for sourcing/procurement and/or negotiating agreements /sales on a regional scale

  • Experience in sourcing of Marketing/HR service/facility etc business service is preferred