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FinanceSr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist in JPN


Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Post Date:

Nov 24, 2020

**Careers That Change Lives** :

Global Indirect Supply Management (ISM) is a professional organization that aim to deliver supplier solutions at global, regional and local scale that drive business results and bring companys mission to life.

As Sr. Sourcing Specialist, you will partner with local stakeholders in Japan and Korea (and potentially those in APAC and other regions) , shape and implement category strategies that support optimal processes, cost and controls in response to the evolving requirements in indirect spend categories.

**A Day in** **the life** **:**

+ Develops and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders. Understands their needs and business objectives.Primary areas of focus will be to manage and support various initiatives in Supply Chain/Logistics and Corporate Services, which may shift over time.

+ Provides project management and sourcing expertise to cross-functional, cross-divisional commodity teams.

+ Facilitates these teams in the development and execution of short and long-term strategies that will optimize Medtronics position in terms of quality, cycle/response time, technology, risk, and total cost.

+ Ensures a data-driven approach to sourcing. Provides analytics to deliver insight and drive sound decisions.

+ Mitigates risk, leverages technology and purchase power, improves processes and systems, and reduces overall cost of ownership.

+ Leads sourcing events. Negotiates, establishes and monitors supplier agreements.

**Must Have Minimum Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or equivalent

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

+ Language proficiency in both oral and written communications - Native level Japanese and business level English

+ Experience in SAP and Ariba, or any equivalent source-to-pay tools

**Nice to Have:**

+ 10+ years of experience in leading projects

+ 3+ years of relevant experience in Supply Chain/Logistics category

+ Procurement, strategic sourcing, and/or category management experience with indirect commodities - Supply Chain/Logistics, Marketing, IT, Corporate or Professional Services categories sourcing experience preferred

+ Hands-on experience (=doers) managing the assigned spend and projects

+ Ability to manage and influence stakeholders

+ Agility to take on different category spend ownership as focus may shift

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

+ Collaborative, team player

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Willingness to work across countries/regions

**Physical Location:** Tokyo, Japan

**About Medtronic:**

+ Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

+ We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-11-26 Expires: 2021-02-05
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