Purchasing Specialist

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Pharmaceutical Industry

Provides high levels of customer satisfaction.  Manages suppliers effectively.

This position negotiates, develops and implements agreements that maximize value and support client initiatives, standardizes materials, services and suppliers.


  • Responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, contracting, and purchasing goods and services based on category of spend supported. Execute the competitive bidding process in accordance with the clients’ Purchasing Policy.
  • Understand approved buying channels and contracting policy for goods and services and help guide requestor’s to the appropriate buying channel;
  • Understand existing preferred supplier relationships for certain spend categories and help drive spend to these suppliers;
  • Provide support to ensure continuous improvement in supplier/company interface.
  • Seek innovative solutions for the procurement process, develop action plans and participate in cross-functional, cross-divisional teams.
  • Meet regularly with internal customers and support functions to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.