NPM (non production material) Buyer

03_Professionals (commercial)

 Reporting line

  • Direct report to Head of NPM Purchasing Japan
  • Indirect report to Asia lead buyer for assigned commodity


Scope of job

Indirect material/services procurement across Japan MAHLE, ensure on time, on quality and on cost; Achieve NPM (Non Production Material) purchasing performance target to meet cooperation objective.


Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Indirect material/service procurement for the responsible material category, across Japan MAHLE, ensure on time, on quality and on cost; Achieve NPM performance target to meet cooperation objective.
  • Support and execute the local implementation of global / regional master agreements and supplier panel considering local/regional characteristics.
  • Identify opportunities and bundling cost improvement projects across Japan MAHLE.
  • SAP maintain of vendor master, part master, and other NPM related contract management
  • Ensure compliance with corporate MAHLE NPM purchasing procedures and external ASG (approval signature guideline).
  • Coordination interface with the user department of Business Units for demand management.
  • Coach and counsel suppliers on the company procurement principles and practices to ensure proper controls are in place and to facilitate efficient and effective purchasing transactions
  • Support resolution involving supply of material or services, account payable, and supplier/site reconciliation
  • Other individual tasks from superior


Education and experience level

  • University Bachelor degree or above
  • At least 3years of NPM purchasing 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


Languages, Skills and Qualifications
Fluent in both English and Japanese


   Closing Date: 10/31/2022 I Weekly Working Hours: 40 I  Salary: TBC   

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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Functional area:  Purchasing

Toshima-ku, Tokyo, JP


Closing date for applications
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