Johnson & Johnson Careers

[Procurement]Lead Buyer_Janssen

Chiyoda, Japan

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905725535W

Position Summary

The person is responsible for delivering cost savings, buying and payment channel compliance and supplier optimization. All communication with suppliers and negotiations are managed by the Buyer. Buyer is also responsible for all Regional Market knowledge for various categories.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Approximate Percentage of Time

Major Duties/Responsibilities


Spend, Supplier and Stakeholder Management

·   Manage supplier communications, including sourcing event invitations, issue resolution, pricing and commercial terms negotiations, and contracting in coordination with the Contracting Team

·   Assess change needs, impact, and stakeholder management activities and support change management integration activities



·   Manage the purchase order process, including reviewing the purchase requisition,  identifying suppliers to be invited to participate in the request for proposal who are able to meet the requirements of the business end-users, advising on alternative sources of supply,  selecting suppliers  that provide the best / optimal benefits to the business, communicating award decisions to  suppliers, verifying budget alignment, and confirming delivery / fulfillment of orders

·   Perform supplier negotiations and ensure supplier performance in terms of service, quality and delivery

·   Execute sourcing events, evaluate results, communicate with suppliers on results, interface with contracting and business end-users  on sourcing results and recommended  purchase option based on relevant business KPIs, interface with the contracting COE to develop the contracts, and enable updates in e-marketplace systems

·   Receive, analyze, and resolve supplier inquiries, disputes, and payment discrepancies


Local/ Spot Buy for low value spend

·   Perform one-off exception purchases for low value spend, negotiate final pricing terms, and select suppliers based on singular demand

·   Manage spot-buy activities from requestors, direct along appropriate channels, and resolve any inquiries and disputes

·   Perform data analytics, forecast demand, and identify baselines for purchasing that meet prioritized business requirements


Analyze and Review Commercial Terms and Conditions for Contract Development

·   Determine requirements for contract creation, and leverage purchase order terms and conditions

·   Review and recommend contracts and amendments in collaboration with the business end-users and the Contracting Champion


Market Intelligence Management

·   Review market trend analysis and advise business end users on alternative actions / buying options to offset potential issues.

·   Prioritize and validate potential strategic options for designated spend in-scope, i.,e. low value spend across the region, determine the benefits for these options, and measure the performance against established KPI benchmarks

·   Assist in the development of the long term procurement vision  for designated spend in-scope within the regional Sourcing Services operations

·   Ensure that buying activities are aligned to industry standards and meet regulatory requirementsAssure that buying activities are aligned to industry standards and meet regulatory requirements

Required Qualifications

Required Minimum Education:       

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.  Finance, Accounting, Logistics, or Business related courses is required


Required Years of Related Experience:         

Minimum of 7 years

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Uncompromised requirements for the role):

(Include any required computer skills, certifications, licenses, languages, etc.)

Key skills include:

         A minimum of 7 years of experience within the direct / supply chain or indirect procurement space. A minimum of 2 years sourcing / category management experience required

         Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to confidently present complex information

         Analytical, problem solving, sound judgment and decision making skills

         Demonstrated track record of delivering against targets and objectives

         For PG26 : Procurement Management certification, i.e., CPM or ISM or master-level studies is preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Include any preferred computer skills, certifications, licenses, languages, etc. or abilities that are assets to performing in the role.)Skills and knowledge gained from previous experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Supplier Management

·                      High frequency tactical buying

·                     Experience in working with multi-national companies with diverse culture is preferred 


      Key Working Relationship

     Internal Sourcing team, category management team, Business users, R2P Associates, Contracting Team

      External : Suppliers


Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. (7195)
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