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Updated 2021-10-08
Activated 2021-10-08

Plants Purchasing Manager

  • Employer
  • Manager Level
  • Flextime System
  • Remote Work
  • More Than 120 Days off per Year
  • New Year's Holidays
  • Five Days Workweek
  • Online Interview
  • Language Skills
  • English Language Skills
  • Foreign Affiliated Company
  • Experience Welcome
Company Name

Imeris Minerals Japan Co., Ltd.

Job Type
Imeris Minerals Japan Co., Ltd.
Administrative - Logistics/Materials & Purchase Control
Industry Other
Location Asia Japan Aichi Nagoya
Asia Japan Tokyo Shinagawa
Job Description At Imerys Minerals Japan we are currently looking to hire a purchaser to develop and stabilize the purchasing function within the organization aligned to the group company policy.
This is a great opportunity for candidates with experience in purchasing looking for a career in a multinational company focused on the production of industrial minerals.

【The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the following】
‣Manage purchasing activities of Purchasing DOES (please see below) 
‣Handle the category as assigned by the Country Purchasing Manager and manage the commercial relationship for local suppliers as PPM (Plant Purchasing Manager)
‣ Perform RFIs/RFPs/RFQs, analyzing supplier quotations, and negotiating the best commercial conditions
‣ Collaboratively work with other departments such as Factory, Customer Service, Supply Chain and Sales team
‣ Participate in local cost reduction workshops and ensure that identified opportunities are executed
‣Track and complete reporting (projects KPI’s, forecast & savings) requirements as required by the Country Purchasing Manager
‣Execute performance reviews with the strategic suppliers on prices, forecast, services and the supply capacity
‣Manage and monitor site-specific purchases activities in line with Purchasing policy, to improve cost and delivery performance
‣Compliance of purchasing activities to all governmental, regulatory, and Imerys procedures and policies
‣ Visit the Plant in Toyota city and vendors
‣ The scope of entities will be extended in the future to one or two more sites

-Purchasing DOES-
1. Market Intelligence
2. Sourcing of New Suppliers
3. Supplier Qualification
4. Supplier Panel Management
5. Purchasing Strategy
6. Supplier Selection Process
7. Supplier Relationship Management
8. Commercial Negotiations
9. Ensure purchasing strategy deployment (ex update prices in the system)
10. Drive cross-function cost out project
11. Manage supplier repeat or chronic claims
12. Creation of New suppliers in ERP

The work location can be discussed during the interview process.

[Measures against passive smoking]
No smoking indoors allowed
Company Info Imerys is a global leader in the manufacture of industrial minerals, with 270 offices in 50 countries and annual sales of € 4.6 billion. We have many high-value deposits in the world, and we use minerals mined from them as raw materials to provide high-quality products for our customers to efficiently produce better products. Imerys products are used in many of our products, including paper, paints, plastics, ceramics and telecommunications equipment.
Working Hours 09:00~17:30
・Working hours: 8 hours a day (60 minutes break)
・Average monthly overtime: 10~30hours
・Flextime available (Core time: 10:00~16:00)
・Experience in strategic purchasing
・Fluent Japanese / Business level English
・Understanding of supply chain operations
・Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills

【Welcomed skills/experience】
・ Experience with indirect purchasing covering logistics, machinery, construction services and general administrative
・Experience of working at plant or manufacturing site, understanding of plant operations in general including safety management
・ Experience of ERP system, understanding basic mechanism of Purchasing module
・Experience of creating Purchasing policy, guideline modification/development
・Supervisory and management experience in Purchasing
・ Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, RFQ, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
・Industry experience: Cement, Glass, Earth & Stone, Ceramic
・ 7-10 of years experience in a procurement/purchasing position driving strategic and tactical objectives in purchasing for indirect products and services
・ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and google
English Level Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
Japanese Level Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 6000K - JPY 7000K   
Other Salary
Complete social insurance
Life insurance
Hospitalization insurance
Transportation expenses covered
Online seminars
Qualification acquisition system (TOEIC, etc.)
Holidays Complete weekly two-day system (Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)
Summer vacation
Winter vacation
paid holiday
Special leave (Congratulatory or Condolence Leave, Injury and Illness Leave, Nursing care Leave, Prenatal and Postnatal / Childcare leave, etc.)
Job Contract
Fulltime position (probation period:6months)
Nearest Station Aichi office: 4 minutes from Nagoya station
Tokyo office: 5 minutes from Shinagawa Seaside Station

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