Raw Material Buyer

Location Tokyo
Discipline Supply Chain & Procurement
Job type Permanent
Salary 800万円
Reference 39043


A  globally renowned automotive supplier, has a rich history rooted in innovation and excellence.



  • Lead Raw Material purchasing activities along with same commodity buyers across Japan.

  • Monitor supplier capabilities and market trends of Raw Materials.

  • Manage and align supplier panel with Head of Raw Material purchasing Japan.

  • Involve in developing and planning of Raw Material purchasing strategies.

  • Involve in supplier nomination of key projects.

  • Conduct supplier negotiation to achieve saving target.

  • Involve in Supply Chain Risk management.

  • Support new project launch in Japan.

  • Support escalations from other functions such as Plant, Supplier Quality, Logistics, etc.



  • 3+ years in Purchasing/Buyer experience is mandatory

  • Professional negotiation and communication skills required

  • Deep knowledge of Japanese business culture

  • Automotive / manufacturing industry experience is a plus

  • International experience and intercultural skills are plus

  • SAP skill for material management module is a plus

  • Purchasing/Buyer experience in RM is a plus

  • Fluency in Japanese language is required, communication level in English preferred.