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Japanese Outsourcing Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Management professional with ample vendor/supplier knowledge to fill an opening for a company here in Nagoya, Japan. Interested candidates should have 10 to 15 years of experience working with Aircraft or Automotive OEM as well as direct vendor management and project management experience.

Responsibilities of the Japanese Outsourcing Manager

Provide leadership and problem solving to improve Japan based vendors performance and drive sustainable operations and deliver key business metrics for the outsourcing program.
Analyze data to identify solutions to challenges, drive business decisions and communicate them clearly to partners and stakeholders at all levels.
Lead regular business reviews, identify gaps and engage with partners on improvement plans to streamline Japan based Outsourcing operations.
Manage programs for Japan and Group company vendor expansion and drive medium to long term strategies.
Manage vendor capacity through continuous engagement with vendor partners to assess active headcount, recruitment pipelines, and ongoing demand for resources from the lines of business.
Work closely with Outsourcing strategy manager, Contract Administration, Global Outsourcing Manager to develop and implement standard process and procedures to apply to the entire outsourcing activities for the company.
Lead negotiation plan development including mapping out detailed approaches, fallback positions, and acceptable terms and conditions.

Requirements of the Japanese Outsourcing Manager

10 to 15 years of experience working with Aircraft or Automotive OEMs.
Ability to read and speak English and Japanese fluently and possess Japanese and global business culture understanding.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree, plus MBA, PMP or other certifications from accredited institutions preferred.
3 years of experience working with outsourcing matters with a focus on; direct vendor management, setting and driving vendor strategy, process improvement, contracting, commercial negotiations, in-house sourcing in Japan market.
Experience managing global procurement responsibilities, using a strategic sourcing methodology, including: opportunity analysis and identification, supplier selection, risk and compliance evaluation, contract negotiation and financial analysis.
Ability to both develop strategic sourcing plans and dive deep in contract details with a solid understanding of how contracts are structured.
Experience with supplier report cards and supplier management.
Job Location: Japan
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 11/14/2019
Attention: Susan McGlinsey
Address: 20306 15TH AVE NE STE A
City, State: SHORELINE, WA 98155
Phone: 206/812-1061

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