Schneider Electric Buyer in Tokyo, Japan
He/She is mainly responsible for sourcing activities of Logistics, Transportation and Industrial Material categories across the all group companies of Schneider Electronic Japan. Under his/her responsibility within his/her geographical perimeter, define, validate and deploy with the associated cross functional team/ stakeholder on the Purchasing strategy and the supplier panel, tracking and managing supplier performance, and deploying purchasing & non purchasing levers for productivity. Ensure Purchasing support to Country NPP Manager as well as proactive participation to Non-Production Purchasing Step-up.
Improve productivity on Recurring and Non-Recurring spend to ensure Stakeholders satisfaction
Track and report performance in timely manner
Deploy Commodity Strategy, Supplier base and best practices with Regional team.
Define/manage the Supplier Orientation by identifying business needs & market evolution
Drive supplier reduction and supplier concentration under his/her perimeter by leveraging global/regional suppliers whenever possible and ensure consistency of the supplier database
Manage recommended supplier relationship. (Quarterly Business Review)
Ensure Compliancy of supplier’s Selection process and business award for commodities and project under her/his responsibility
Ensure close intimacy with GSC leaders in Japan
He/She will ensure compliancy of the process and propose process simplification/ optimization to focus his/her resources on strategic priorities
Project and Management
Sourcing, standardization, spend control and innovation with suppliers. Industrialize process for low value added purchases and for repetitive purchases
Leverage cross functional expertise to implement cost model or rate card, selection guide, data standardization short list and purchasing policies
Support other buyers in their consolidated negotiations and supplier management actions.
Representative of Japan at the Regional Commodity Meetings
Collecting the needs and requirements of the country
Contribute to regional definition of the strategy of the commodities
Implementing locally the global/ regional commodity decisions
Defining the short list of targeted suppliers for the country and the globalization of the spend with these suppliers
Education:B.A. (Degree of Supply Chain associated is preferable)
Professional background:5 years + in multicultural purchasing environment Proven experience in change management and exercise of influential skills
Business Understanding:Candidate with Cross Functional team work, strong communication skill and functional and/or project management exposure is preferred
Others: Conducting Business Level Japanese is MUST Proficient in English for business conduct Presentation Skill is essential. Cross-Cultural Competent. Working experience in Logistics Industry is plus.
Behave according to Schneider’s Leadership Expectations:
S C O P E role model (Straightforward, Challenge, Open, Passionate, Effective)
Primary Location: Japan-13-Tokyo
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 00346B