A multinational electronic products manufacturer is looking for a Raw Materials Sourcing Engineer. The selected applicant will strategically manage raw materials and components for connectors. This position is based in Kanagawa.
Manage the development and oversight of supplier bases for various raw materials
Engage closely with internal stakeholders to identify material needs
Contribute to the creation and implementation of sourcing strategies for raw materials
Support supplier production ramp-up and delivery
Offer assistance for shortages, escalations, and supply-related issues
Analyse spends, conduct RFQs, lead price negotiations, and strategically select suppliers
Plan and execute sourcing initiatives, changes, end-of-life (EOL) management, etc.
Establish and maintain contracts and agreements with suppliers
Regularly monitor the supply market, commodity trends, and competitor activities
Advanced degree or equivalent (M.Eng., MBA, CPP, CPSM is ideal)
5-7 years of strategic sourcing experience
Proven track record in strategic sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management
Practical experience in injection moulding, plastic resins, or metal technicalities
Prior experience in category management, specifically in raw materials or mechanical components
Experience in cost analysis and strategic negotiations with suppliers
Background in electronic connector business, design and production experience is a plus
Understanding of processes such as stamping, moulding, plating, and other raw materials (metal strips, resins) is desired
Familiarity with supply chain management, logistics, subcontractor management, quality control, or production control is preferred
Proficient in SAP Ariba is ideal
Native level Japanese; business level English
About the Company:
An international manufacturer of electronic products, this organisation produces a wide range of products at its numerous facilities across the world. Now with a global network of thousands of employees, this organisation is a true leader in the electronics manufacturing industry.
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