Strategic Procurement Specialist (Japanese Speaking)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates new possibilities fortechnology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments andsociety. HPE brings together a portfolio that spans software, services and ITinfrastructure to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries onsix continents. HPE invents, engineers, and delivers technology solutions thatdrive business value, create social value, and improve the lives of ourclients. Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships areamong the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part ofour HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you willhave many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignmentopportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate yourlearning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring“program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across ourmulti-generation workforce.

Strategic Procurement Specialist (Japanese Speaking)

  • Leads the analysis of a specific commodity data and industry trends or leads anindividual supply chain subcategory; reports results to managers.
  • Participates as a senior member on a cross-functional team. May lead specificprojects.
  • Meets with Stakeholder managers to understand business priorities and translatethem into procurement plans; comprehends the industry and the Marketplace.
  • Utilizes supply chain and financial modeling tools.
  • Participates in Supplier Selection Activities. May lead activities for lesscomplex domains. Assesses the supply base of category. Negotiates and contractswith suppliers.
  • Engages with low-complexity suppliers. Monitors supplier performance.
  • Executes risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operationstrategies.
  • Identifies common contract risk areas. Negotiates acceptable contractingoutcomes using prepacked solutions. Advises program level businessrepresentatives on fundamental contract risk areas.
  • Influences a particular supply base across multiple business units.
  • Typically interacts with Managers and Directors.
  • Scope can be located at the country, regional, or global level, within multiplebusiness units, or within a functional area.

Education and Experience Required

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
  • Typically 4-6 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Mastery in English and Japanese language
  • Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills. Strong knowledge and use of procurement tools and applications.
  • Strong communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities. Basic Project Management Skills. Basic ability to develop suppliers
  • Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills; basic influencing skills
  • Ability to create a contract using standard company contract templates with supervision. Applies cause and effect thinking to identify common contract risk areas. Capable of applying prepackaged contract solutions to obtain acceptable outcomes. Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles.
  • Good understanding of company business units and company business strategy.
  • Excellent cultural knowledge of supplier locations
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Values:

Partnership first : We believe in the power of collaboration – building long term relationships with our customers, our partners and euch other

Bias for action : We never sit still – we take advantage of every opportunity

Innovators at heart : We are driven to innovate – creating both practical and breakthrough advancements

What do we offer?

Extensive social benefits, flexible working hours, a competitive salary and shared values, make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers. At HPE our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and constantly evolving career opportunities.

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