Buying Team Leader (Japanese Speaker)

Buying Team Leader (Japanese Speaker)

3M Service Center APAC Inc.
Metro Manila / NCR
2 - 6 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
This position is responsible for working with the sourcing team and suppliers to verify orders are delivered in a timely and cost efficient manner. The position will serve as the main point of contact for vendors as it relates to missed payments and obtaining access to the client’s property. The coordinator will be responsible for data integrity, ensuring, all Sourcing managed data is true and correct. This position will balance a variable workload and be able to prioritize tasks according to the business demands.
  • Manage the performance of all Buyers within her scope - activities that are for a specific countries, region or area assigned to him/her, which includes (but not limited to) the following:
    - Managing the purchase order process to completion
    - Maintaining price information in the system
    - Follow thru on PO deliveries and vendor coordination
    - Purchasing reporting activities
  • Meet the minimum target daily productivity set by the Buyer Team Manager for his/her team
  • First escalation point - resolve escalations or issues that his/her team cannot resolve
  • Follows a variety of clearly defined procedures under general guidance within Sourcing areas;
  • Ensures compliance to internal source-to-pay business rules and SOX controls
  • Provide support to Buyer Team Manager for any changes in the buying process or sourcing policy as a result of automation, improvement projects, global deployment or audit recommendation
  • Administrative functions related to managing people - ie leaves, coaching, career, development, etc.
  • Coordinate with the Q&P Analyst on the review of updates made to Buying SOP’s in alignment with GSC standards and thereafter updates to the buying process onboarding procedures and in the reporting of all metrics (SLA's/KPI's/Operational) of her country/ies
  • May also act as focal for any new deployments in his/her area of expertise (ie SAP deployment, etc.)
  • Other tasks as maybe assigned by the Buying Team Manager or STP Operations Manager
  • Assist with resolution of order discrepancies and communicates any information throughout different business units

  • Bachelors degree in any Business, Engineering, Finance or any related courses
  • 3-5 years experience within Sourcing area or purchasing transactional activities
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English (and any language if specifically identified in the position)
  • Highly customer service and quality oriented mindset;
  • Proficient research, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Knowledge of sourcing principles;
  • Proficient in using MS Office tools;
  • Structured approach to effectively and efficiently planning own workload;
  • Team oriented person who can focus on the details. With experience in handling people (5-15 subordinates)
  • Proficient in using ERP/SAP, Sourcing Tools and Applications
  • Knowledge in English, and Nihongo (Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading Skills) are necessary for this role

The Philippines site, located at the Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, is the third and final Global Service Center (GSC) of 3M Company, which will bring all the advantages of the GSC model to the Asia Pacific region. It is responsible for optimizing 3M Company’s delivery of transactional services in the region, and essentially strengthens 3M Company’s operations around the world, as all three GSCs will work together to bring the highest level of service no matter where they are. 3M Service Center will partner with the other GSCs to provide around-the-clock global service. It will host activities ranging from, among others, sourcing, IT, Finance, human resources, all of which are IT-enabled.

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