Regional Category Manager

    • Tokyo, Japan

Site Name: Japan - Tokyo - Akasaka
Posted Date: Jan 6 2020
This is a senior manager/director role.
Japanese and English CVare mandatory.

To lead the Strategic Sourcing of the respective spend category(s) in the given region. To tailor the global strategy for the region and lead deployment in the region.
To develop and grow capabilities of the category suppliers, both technical and strategic. In addition to the Strategic Sourcing, it will also be responsible for setting the landscape for the category negotiations, identifying opportunities to leverage and drive benefits. The role will support stakeholder needs specific to the region. The role will support more complex strategy creation, execution and management at regional level, where required, under the supervision and direction of global and regional category leaders and managers. Must interpret each category as whole (including suppliers, risks, etc), but must important, combine altogether and define the strategy for a period of at least 2-3 years.

Key responsibility is as follows:

Strategy creation & execution
• Create comprehensive sourcing strategy for the region for spend categories in scope of responsibility, operating with a truly regional and strategic mindset and in close collaboration with the Regional and Global Category Leaders to ensure full alignment with regional and global strategies
• Have a clear understanding of how regional strategies affect their local market and the fit with global strategy. Build an education & communication process for in-country Procurement leads and business units
• Be the regional expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility
• Deliver approved source plans for 100% of all preferred suppliers and categories of expenditure.

Benefit delivery
• Deliver regional benefits identified in global and regional strategies through effective strategy execution, aligned to assurance of supply (risk management), quality, service, cost and innovation
• Deliver local and in country benefits ensuring local and in country Finance and affected business units are fully engaged
• Create and deliver effective regional budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework and fully aligned with global and regional budgets

Business partnering & stakeholder management in GSK
• Influence key regional stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted

External supplier relationships
• Build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships. Ensure regional considerations are accounted for in global and regional supplier relationships. Leverage the Business Review Meeting process to drive the relationship.
• Negotiate, create, execute and manage effective regional specific contracts with suppliers (where required) that will allow GSK to maximize opportunity globally. Ensure regional considerations are taken into account in global and regional supplier negotiations and contracts
• Lead regional supply base and strategy reviews.

GSK Expectations:
• Set direction & inspire
• Work across boundaries
• Release energy
• Develop capability & talent
• Drive performance
• Live our values

Basic Qualifications;
・Strategy Creation and Execution
・Data Analysis

・Procurement, Category Management
・Project Management
・Stakeholder Management
・Supplier Management

Academic/Qualification/Language Capability
・Bachelors degree
・Japanese (native level)
・English (business level)

Preferred Qualifications;
. Consulting

Academic/Qualification/Language Capability

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