Role purpose

Work closely with the business leaders in the country(s)
to ensure that the country(s) business requirements are clearly understood,
appropriately challenged, and taken account of in the Category and Sub-Category
strategies (Demand management).

Forge close working
relationships with the Category/Sub-Category Managers to ensure that Category/Sub-Category
strategies are fully deployed in the country(s)

By developing and maintaining
close working relationships with the various business leaders in the country(s)
ensure that Indirect Procurement is able to deliver significant savings to the
P/L on a consistent and sustainable basis

Provide tailored Procurement
solutions for the business where the business requirements cannot be met by a
Category/Sub-Category strategy or existing buying channel

· Act as an ambassador of Procurement and Global
Sourcing and be the country(s) champion for all Procurement policies, processes
and tools


  • Accountable for
    the whole end to end indirect procurement process in the country
  • Ensure the
    alignment of the procurement BP and Category Management teams to ensure
    the savings/benefits associated with the deployment and leveraging of Category/Sub-Category
    strategies are fully realised in the country
  • Be the face of
    procurement to the country management team, ensuring they are aware of and
    actively support procurement policies, processes and tools in the country
    and ensuring that Indirect Procurement is fully aware of the challenges,
    opportunities, and priorities of the country
  • In cases where the
    business requirement cannot be covered by an existing procurement channel
    or Category/Sub-Category strategy, design and execute tailored (custom)
    solutions, to include running sourcing events, supplier evaluation and
    selection, contracting, and appropriate contract management on an on-going
  • Ensure $Bank
    pipeline is used consistently throughout the country and that it is
    accurate and able to drive the delivery of targets
  • Work closely with country
    finance management and SBS to embed joint processes and handle escalations
    from functions
  • Ensure the
    Indirect Procurement function in the country is fully compliant with all
    relevant policies and processes
  • Promoting Indirect Procurement achievements
  • Deliver the agreed savings within the country(s)
    ensuring no adverse impact on quality and time requirements
Critical knowledge

In depth knowledge of internal purchasing policies,
procedures and processes

Good understanding of Category
Management approaches and techniques

Capability in leading the
implementation of strategies

Leadership of procurement projects

Cross-cultural understanding

Good understanding of how to
influence and sell internally

SAP SRM / Ariba

· Proficient in English and Japanese

Critical skills

Developing partnerships based on business

Proactive business challenge and analysis
(including risk)

Good communication and
presentation competencies

Good stakeholder management

Ability to establish and
manage relationships with internal clients which drive the Syngenta and
procurement strategy

Good management skills

Strong ability to influence
peers and indirectly managed teams


Relationship management experience either
internally or externally at middle management / leadership level

Strong procurement experience with demonstrated

Strong business acumen


Syngenta Competencies

Manages for performance

Focuses on customers

Collaborates across boundaries

Critical thinking

Business acumen

Influencing and negotiation

Additional information

Ability to work independently with limited

Regular travel within the territory will be

Incumbent must be able to lead or work a
Virtual Team.

Night calls with global / regional teams
required about once or twice a week.


Employee may, as part of his/her role and maybe
through multifunctional teams, participate in the creation and design of
innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to inventions,
designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software,
innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.

Primary Location: Japan

Other Locations:

Job: Finance - Indirect Procurement

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