Purchasing/Procurement Executive - Japanese Speaker

Job Title: Purchasing/Procurement Executive - Japanese Speaker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM5,000 - RM 7,000
Contact Name: Maheswary Kandasamy
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Job Published: April 24, 2018 10:37

Job Description

About our client

We are seeking for Japanese speakers (Malaysian or Native) to join our client who is a dynamic and rapidly expanding Shared Service. Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health.


About the role

This position is integral in the development and successful ongoing implementation of the end to end Purchase to Pay organization for Asia JPAC.  This includes development of the processes to ensure operational efficiency and cost-effective Purchase to Pay services. The purpose of this position is to execute and maximize the value and efficiency of the Procurement process in line with strategies provided by Global/Regional Procurement Category Leads while acting as a critical gate keeper function to adhere to all company policies. 

This individual will manage various activities in Purchasing in support of multiple company codes related to PR/PO/GR and issue resolution.


Your responsibilities

  • Drive timely and flawless PO creation, issuance and maintenance for the region.

  • Ensure fast and efficient provision of services and materials to internal customers.

  • Address Purchase Order and associated queries from business and suppliers on a timely manner. This involves close liaison with designated Subject Matter Expert and Accounts Payable team.

  • Provide general commercial advice to business stakeholders in alignment to P2P process and Procurement strategy.

  • Provide support for purchasing issue resolution promptly in collaboration with relevant parties.

  • Drive for performance and cost effectiveness through evaluation of metrics (SLAs/KPIs) and support team supervisor to take appropriate action if not in line with service level agreements.

  • Actively seeks continuous improvement to simplify and automate.

  • Aggressively lead, analyse and drive Channel Management and P2P compliance, ensuring the right process/tool is used to execute purchasing requirements.

  • Demonstrate a strong sense of team spirit and cross team co-operation and mutual support.

  • Ensure consistency and level of understanding on procure to pay tools – visible as trusted Purchase to Pay Subject Matter Expert and provide necessary support to the Support Team.

  • Review and update Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions as necessary. 


You will have

  • Good understanding of end-to-end Purchase-to-Pay processes.

  • High level of orientation to details.

  • Very good analytical skills.

  • Customer First mindset.

  • Commercial mindset and delivery focus.

  • Self-starter to drive continuous improvement and innovative ideas.

  • Capability to work in a regional organization with multiple clients, dealing as well with corporate/global.

  • Identifies issues or concerns and works with others to determine an effective course of action. 

  • Must be capable of working well in team situations and with a variety of internal customers and outside suppliers, as well as internal functional stakeholders.

  • Ability to drive change, and instill change of mindset.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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