Raw Material Buyer

03_Professionals (commercial)

     Reporting Lines

  • Direct report to Head of Raw Material Purchasing Japan
  • Indirect report to Head of Raw Material Purchasing Asia


Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Lead Raw Material purchasing activities along with same commodity buyers across Japan and Asia
  • Monitor supplier capabilities and market trends of Raw Materials
  • Manage and align supplier panel with global lead buyer and Head of Raw Material purchasing Asia and 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 Asia
  • Support escalations from other functions such as Plant, Supplier Quality, Logistics, etc


Education and experience level

  • University Bachelor degree or above
  • 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 Raw Material 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
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Purchasing

Toshima-ku Tokyo, JP

Company:  MAHLE Japan Ltd.

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