Our Company is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees in 67 countries work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions
PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (JAPANESE)
The Procurement Specialist (Japanese) is responsible for all purchased goods (Indirect Materials) and services for the corporation in an efficient and economical manner following established policies and procedures in processing purchase orders.
- Ensure full compliance of procurement activities in compliance with Merck Code of Ethics, Procurement policies and procedures.
- Support Merck entities in their P2P process using the ERP system thru:
§ Purchase Requisition validation, compliance checking
§ Purchase order creation, releasing and monitoring
§ Perform Purchase Order changes/modifications
- Respond to inquiries of internal customer and supplier regarding purchase order status, changes, or cancellations and other procurement related concerns.
- Perform vendor creation and information change request.
- Follow-up/expedite deliveries of purchased items, samples required to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other supply problems.
- Create and maintain process document for the P2P process of Merck entities supported.
- Identify and implement process optimization to increase working efficiency.
- Perform other procurement ad hoc tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
- Provide first level support to all stakeholders for all ERP systems used.
- Ensures accurate recording of purchasing information by performing data entry tasks associated with purchase requisitions (manual or computer generated) and orders. This includes the correction or cancellation of all orders and requisitions.
- Maintains productive and proactive business relations with suppliers and related organizations within strict contractual supply guidelines as directed.
- Documents all relevant information and supplier responses regarding product availability, specification and price.
- Leads minor procurement-related projects and ensure full implementation.
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution is required with Engineering or Business related courses.
Skills / Competencies
- Knowledgeable in SAP P2P systems or other related procurement systems
- Effective communication skills both in oral and written.
- Accuracy, attention to detail and meeting deadlines are all required skills
- FLUENT IN NIHONGGO (Speak, read, write) – N2 level not required but preferred
- Constructive relationships are built with team members, customers and suppliers
- Adheres to and supports the Company’s Vision and Values
- Achieves agreed objectives and accepts accountability for results
- Positive and with proactive attitude
- Clearly understands the strategic Vision of the Company and how it impacts on the Business Unit/Function
- Consistently seek to develop a trusting relationship and working rapport with team members and ensure a positive approach to work.
Self-motivated, flexible, with the ability to deal with high levels of complexity, change and evolving processes, often at short notice
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