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Procurement Associate B30, Global Supply Management, Japan

Description

Global Supply Management (GSM) is responsible for helping AMEX maximize the purchasing power of third party spend. Strategic Sourcing & Business Enablement (SS&BE) is GSM's face to AXP colleagues and suppliers. We provide strategic consultation, bringing global value perspective, negotiation, and delivery to maximize purchasing power of supplier spend and to free up investment capacity through deeper partnerships with our BUs. SS&BE is also responsible for managing our supplier strategy with our business partners, identifying and on-boarding new suppliers, realizing significant cost saves and revenue generation, collaborating with Source to Contract team and ensuring an optimal user experience for AMEX colleagues and suppliers.

The Procurement Associate will be based in Tokyo, Japan and will report into the SS&BE Market Lead Japan. The role will support strategic sourcing and contracting in categories such as Marketing, Professional Services, Human Resources and other categories in Japan.

The role is required to collaborate with a team of remote based resources across the region and globally daily.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, collaborating and executing on agreed sourcing and category plan strategies with Business Partners
  • Performing RFI, market analysis, total cost modelling, benchmarking and spend analysis
  • Supporting RFI/RFP/RFQ, supplier and negotiation process
  • Conducting meetings between Amex and suppliers in support of RFI/RFPs and ensure project timelines and deliverables are met
  • Tracking and providing regular reporting and updates to the relevant parties (including line management, regional/global GSM team and key stakeholders) on project status
  • Leading or participating in cross markets/regional initiatives as defined by GSM leadership
  • Leading sourcing activities across functional lines, markets, business units that have a major impact on American Express' expense, revenue and profitability
  • Maintaining and promoting the AMEX Values by ensuring that work is completed to the highest professional, legal, and regulatory standards, and that the activities subject to review/procurement comply with the Company's stated business ethics

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of two - three years of procurement experience (Preferably in Financial Services environment)
  • Evidence of strong procurement experience, competitive intelligence, and capabilities across all categories
  • Procurement professional with operating knowledge of contract law, local/regional/global sourcing strategies, risk management, vendor due diligence, supplier development and complex negotiations skills
  • Ability to manage day to day business priorities along with long term strategic deliverables
  • Strong project management skills and financial experience including development of CBAs and financial models
  • Passion for using analytics to develop insights and recommendations, solve business challenges, improve the customer experience, and drive bottom line results
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with evidence of consistently delivering cost savings and value-add opportunities
  • Ability to proactively drive internal stakeholder and external supplier relationships
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, inter-personal skills working across different cultures and ability to deal with working with a team located across APAC
  • Experience in and/or knowledge on facility management and/or workplace solutions fields would be a big plus
  • Experience with various eProcurement tools like Oracle, Ariba, Conga etc. will be advantageous
  • Language Skills - Fluent Japanese and at minimum intermediate-level English
  • University degree a plus

Qualifications

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Job ID  24012285
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