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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, the company has almost 14,969 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

IM&S Spot Buyer (Japanese)

As the Indirect Material Procurement Buyer, you will build tactical sourcing activities. Maintain working relationships with different people: users in the region, local teams responsible for Indirect Material Sourcing Asia Pacific. The mission for this role is to manage all our request for quotations of items not covered by agreed terms and conditions, following category strategy.


Primary Responsibilities include operations in the spot buy area:


  • You will report to the Team Leader.
  • You will accomplish sourcing (Spot Buy, quotes, market research, price comparisons)
  • Spot buy according to sourcing instructions defined in category cards
  • You will maintain sourcing data for Spot Buy materials incl. site-specific information
  • PO creation for indirect materials and services
  • You will support sourcing support and market analysis in case language-specific is required
  • Help investigate root cause analysis on invoice non-conformity
  • Work with guidance from Senior Specialists, Experts, and Team Lead
  • Build constructive relationships within us the local team Indirect Material Sourcing Asia Pacific
  • Communicate with partners by phone or by email
  • Observe service levels, procurement procedures
  • Analyze and develop: suppliers in the region negotiate terms, conditions and prices; climb opportunities for our improvement; report savings; Manage contracts and agreements for smaller regular services.
  • Oversee the organisation of internal processes: taking care of the documentation of processes and documents, and working in an integrated manner with other areas.


Education / Primary Qualification:

  • University degree in business administration
  • Languages: Fluency in Japanese (read, write and speak) and English language in view of interaction with vendors from Japan. Additional regional language a plus (Japanese, Indonesian, Thai or Korean)
  • Professional experience: 3 or more years of relevant experience in a multicultural procurement shared services environment.
  • Software skills: Expert knowledge of Sourcing and e-auction tools (SAP / SRM Chili); expert


Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Annual Leaves and family leave
  • Retirement plans

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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