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Interim Sourcing Manager, Apac (Japanese Speaking)


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Source: uWorkin


Exciting 12 month contract as Interim Manager Sourcing, APAC for a highly successful pharmaceutical business. The successful applicant will be required to have business level Japanese due to the remit of the position

Client Details

Our client is a a highly successful pharmaceutical business know across the globe.


Reporting into the Global Sourcing Director based in Europe, this role will be responsible for multiple sourcing initiatives across APAC. Business level Japanese language is required due to the remit included in the role with key customers and suppliers based in Japan. Other responsibilities include;

Implement procurement strategy across various countries and categories

Focus on bringing sourcing expertise and innovative solutions, which deliver value, manage risk and accelerate the pace of our businesses.

Participate in review meetings with Procurement Business Partnering & Strategy teams to gather potential projects

articulate in-scope Category & Market strategic objectives and related multi-year Sourcing strategy

Leverage internal and market analytics to provide insight in the development of strategic category plans

Support supplier relationship management through development and delivery of performance metrics including risk management efforts as required in category; support management of compliance and non-compliance to the preferred supplier list.


Fluent in English as well as Japanese (business & contracting nuance); Mandarin is a plus

Relevant Procurement and industry certifications are preferred (CIPS/CPM/CPSM/CSCP/CPIM or Procurement Master's degree).

Strong written and verbal communication skills including influencing virtually; Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders within a highly matrix organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams.

Strong understanding of data analytics, category management; expertise in process redesign and continuous improvement, project and performance management

Proven ability to leverage procurement processes, technology and systems (such as Ariba), contract and supplier analysis and management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier diversity.

Job Offer

$550-650pd inc super, 12 month contract, large APAC remit.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Alex Bennett on +61 3 9607 5606