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Associate Procurement Manager


Tokyo - Japan

About us

Purpose of Position: Lead and coordinate the procurement activity on a country level.

Drive procurement value contribution and excellent service while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes.
  • Implement procurement actions and optimization projects.

  • Contribute to vendor selection, cost saving and process optimization.

  • Report results and feedback to finance department.

  • Manage procurement system, ARIBA, with central procurement department

About the role


Strategy and Sourcing

  • Contribute to define and implement strategies and projects in relationship with finance team and procurement team at HQ on the different categories such as logistics, marketing, facility, travel and HR.

  • Identify optimization of sourcing projects, and define relevant policies per categories in consistency (mission, action and policy) and compliance with Dyson group policy.

  • Manage & control tender processes with stakeholders, and lead commercial and pricing negotiations.

  • Spend analysis and saving potential findings.

  • Set economic and/or qualitative targets for each procurement action.


Procurement Operation

  • Manage expenses analysis

  • Operate and guide ARIBA modules, both upstream and downstream, with procurement team at HQ and procurement operation team in China.

  • User support for ARIBA

    • Supplier registration and process updates

    • PO creation

    • System and process improvement including internal announcement.

  • Promote procurement guidelines, processes and best practices and support the change management.

  • Contribute to the internal communication, procurement projects, referenced suppliers, terms & conditions and procurement guideline.

  • Supplier performance monitoring process development and manage relationship with key vendors.


Contract Management

  • Manage the operation of ARIBA contract module.

  • Review outsourcing contract and negotiate terms & conditions with suppliers.

About you

ob Requirements (Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, Knowledge, etc.)


  • Degree of knowledge in the field of indirect procurement with a major brand or retailer



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in procurement field and in operating expenses control with proven ability to develop and deliver strategic vision, clear understanding of indirect procurement management and experienced in best practices, tools, process.

  • Working experiences for the medium or large size of the foreign affiliated company.



-      Native level Japanese & Business level English.

-      Strong communication and negotiation skills.

-      Good interpersonal skills, which encourage the communications among the team.

-      Good organizational skills with an ability to work to strict deadlines.

-      Good knowledge or experiences with ARIBA is plus.

-      Microsoft office skill, Excel, Word and PoewrPoint.

-      Experience in general affairs is plus.



-      Be energetic and positive

-      Result focused

-    Strategic thinking on procurement directions and rich in new approaches.


Other important characteristics

-      Professional and ethical

-      Team player

-      Self-motivated with a drive for results.

-      Energetic, engaging and positive approach.



Competitive Compensation

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.