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  • 18 Jan 2019

    Japan Procurement Director


    Permanent Position
    MSDは、グローバルヘルスケアリーダーMerck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.の一員として、日本の皆さまに医療用医薬品やワクチンをお届けし、革新的なヘルスケア・ソリューションを提供しています。強固なパイプラインと世界140カ国以上で事業を展開するグローバルなネットワークを活かし、未だ満たされていない日本の医療ニーズに積極的に応えていきます。

    Job Description

    The Head of Sourcing & Procurement - Japan Lead has the responsibility for building best in class Procurement performance and capability for a $0.4 billion annual addressable spend across Japan, which is MSD second biggest market outside USA. This position will take an active role in development of Sourcing & Procurement strategies for his/her areas of responsibility & categories, working closely with key local stakeholders and Sourcing & Procurement colleagues within the region - as well as in the global category leaders. He/she will also serve as Global Supplier Management Group (GSMG) country lead to drive synergies and talent development cross GSMG and within the MSD-KK/Japan organization. 
    Key responsibilities include advancing the function in Japan, enhance relationships with key Country based stakeholders and senior management, country Sourcing category management, country Procurement operating strategy development and execution for all categories, while maintaining a strong alignment to global and regional Sourcing strategies through the global operating framework. 
    He/she will provide leadership and direction for specific country Procurement activities including the support of business unit(s) operating and strategic plans. Represents Global Sourciing & Procurement locally, understanding & participate in global supply strategy councils to implement global and regional sourcing initiatives locally and leads local Sourcing teams focused on improvements in AQSCI for Local spend categories.
    He/she needs to own all country and key regional functional KPIs, including key people development and engagement objectives
    Key Responsibilities:
    Primary activities, but not limited to: 
    •Category Scope – Develops sourcing strategies for all categories and drive local projects in Japan. Participate in or providing inputs into global supply strategy councils so Japan requirements and unique conditions are correctly captured & addressed. Actively liaises with the global and Region to ensure country spend is managed in line with agreed sourcing strategies. May be called to lead category activities, strategy development, as needed.
    •Global Operating Framework: Participates within Global Operating Framework with agreed RACI framework to develop and implement Global/ Regional /Local sourcing plans
    •Sourcing Rigor – In alignment with Global and Regional strategy, uses the Sourcing Management Process (SMP) and Source Recommendation Committee (SRC) to manage assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation and regulatory compliance within Japan, which optimize value while ensuring appropriate risk management. Understands the SRC and SMP requirements and how to apply required tools in creating and executing source plans. 
    •Proactive Cost Management: Achieves cost control, cost reduction, and cost containment targets, and adds value to area of expenditure through a strong total cost orientation.
    •Supplier Relationship Management and Conditioning: Assists in evaluating potential suppliers on country specific issues. Is familiar with the various suppliers and product lines available in stakeholder areas. Responsible for building relationships with Local suppliers and managing supplier performance against business requirements using proven processes; ensures adequate inclusion of diversity suppliers in RFPs and contracts as applicable. And strong supplier performance monitoring via regular established business review with stakeholders, and concrete issue resolution. 
    •Stakeholder Management and Business Sponsorship: Assists in analysing customer’s business and evaluate if there are potential savings through supplier consolidation. Engages assigned stakeholders and partners with them across divisions to define and meet or exceed business requirements and identify and manage profit plan savings targets. Understands strategic business requirements at 1-3-5 year horizon.
    •Contract Negotiation and Management: Once strategy is approved, personally leads the sourcing including RFX, RFP negotiations and contracting to put in place the right supplier cross all categories.
    •People Management: Responsible for selection, development, retention, and performance management of country Procurement personnel. And be part of strong Asia Procurement leadership team to develop talents across the region.

    Expires on 15 Mar 2019

    Posted By

    Miki Nagai (少しでも、ご興味お持ちの方はお気軽にご連絡ください。 事前に職務経歴書(英語版、日本語版でも可)を 下記のメールアドレス(Nagai.M@Pplesearch.Com)までご送付いただけますとスムーズです。)

    Tel: 080-1118-4497


    •Bachelors of Business, Finance or Science, required; MBA preferred.

    •At least 5 years in country Procurement leadership role; additional commercial, business, operations functional role highly desirable. 
    •Experience in working with regional and global teams with a holistic view to drive delivery for the business.
    •Fluency in English and Japanese language.

    Operations / Technical
    •Demonstrated business ethics and integrity, organizational skills, pro-active and self-motivated with ability to multi-task and manage in a highly matrix environment
    •Demonstrated capability to analyze data, highlight exceptions and provide useful insights
    •Demonstrated Indirect material category experience (preferred) 
    •Knowledge of applicable corporate regulations and divisional policies/guidelines.
    •Industry experience preferred but not mandatory
    •Proficiency in PC skills, MS Office and related SAP systems. Experience with SAP implementation is preferred. 

    Business & Leadership
    •Strong business acumen and customer focused, effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, ability to lead teams, and work cross-functionally in a highly matrix environment
    •Strong senior level stakeholder management and interaction capability
    •Demonstrated skills in driving transformation agenda building competencies and implementing global/regional strategy in a local market
    •Demonstrated skills in alignment with Merck Leadership Standards & Values
    •Demonstrated strategy development and execution capabilities 
    •Ability to coach, motivate, and lead others through change
    •Developing talent with a focus on coaching and mentoring
    •Asia Pacific cultural knowledge and sensitivity

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