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Professional Procurement Manager



Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

General Information

Req #
Career area:
Supply Chain
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Working time:
Additional Locations:
* Japan - Tōkyō - Chiyoda-Ku

Why Work at Lenovo

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This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

Description and Requirements

Curate ecosystem of Suppliers by helping select Partners and keeping accurate database of Supplier information including status and capabilities

· Prepare and pre-qualify partner nominations and vetting requests.

· Maintain and assess coverage and skills required by business and shape vendor ecosystem accordingly.

· Identifying and researching suppliers to ensure the best value for the company.

· Negotiating and comparing prices, terms and conditions with supplier, onboarding supplier.

Lead and own subcontracting negotiations with vendors

· Form necessary contracts to support service delivery outsourcing or vendor services reselling.

· Creating and managing procurement plans and budget.

· Evaluating supplier performance and managing relationship to ensure quality, on time delivery and cost efficiency.

· Coordination with internal departments to ensure the smooth flow of procurement process.

· Maintain consistency and challenge vendor quotes in case prices significantly differ from historical quotes for the same type of service.

· Handing procurement requests and handing purchasing orders.

Lead reviews to provide feedback, actions, and show improvement progress

· Build relationship with key/strategic vendors and conduct monthly reviews to address challenges and rooms to improvements.

· Monitoring market trends and keeping up to date with procurement methods and supplier pool.

· Providing analysis and reporting on procurement data to identify cost saving opportunities and improve procurement processes.

【Must have】

- More than 5 years of experience in electronic or service industry procurement

- Familiar with procurement processes and supplier certification

- Able to independently handle supplier search tasks.

- Strong communication and coordination skills

- Team-oriented and cooperative

- Native Japanese skill with business English communication skills

- BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Additional Locations:
* Japan - Tōkyō - Chiyoda-Ku
* Japan
* Japan - Tōkyō
* Japan - Tōkyō - Chiyoda-Ku