General Information

Job Advert Title: Sourcing Manager, Facilities & Construction (Procurement)

Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Division: Procurement

Employment Class: Permanent


Purpose & Scope

The role will support the Global Category Lead, Category Managers and Sourcing Leads on major projects and be accountable for all responsible sourcing initiatives for given categories (i.e. CRE/FM, Facilities & Construction) and as such, to ensure industry-leading value whilst maintaining alignment with business needs. 

[Note] CRE: Corporate Real Estate, FM: Facility Management

The role will have the following core goals:

- Work with the Global Category Lead, Category Manager, Sourcing Leads, and key Regional/Global Procurement team members to define & execute the Category Strategy

- Lead and support sourcing activities for spend sub-category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels

- Works closely with key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans

- Apply leading tools & techniques to segment suppliers for the category, analyze market trends & constraints and deliver a broad range of value chain initiatives to improve performance, reliability, quality, and life cycle costs

- For agreed categories/sub-categories, manage to spend

Essential Job Responsibilities

1. Release RFI, RFP, and RFQs and negotiate with existing and new suppliers on annual tenders, new business as well as re-negotiations

2. Undertake data analysis and engage with internal stakeholders in order to generate ideas and opportunities and ensure the Category strategy and plans are aligned to functional and business targets

3. Proactively anticipate business needs and lead offshore team activities, where required

4. Measure and track supplier performance against contract and define budgetary impact (day to day supplier performance tracking is with business)

5. Support, negotiate and develop contract framework including MSA & SLA templates with key suppliers and ensure full implementation

6. For all relevant Categories/Sub-Categories, deliver a robust implementation to maximize value and drive spend/contract compliance – to also include ongoing monitoring and reduction of maverick spend

7. Develop and implement sourcing practices for applicable spend categories

8. Drive annual productivity improvements in applicable spend categories

9. Implement both supplier rationalization programs and strategies to develop new sources of supply as appropriate to optimize competition

10. Monitor the performance of both individual services/products and their category/sub-category. Using this information, continuously assess their sub-category/category strategies and develop solutions to improve performance


- Substantial knowledge, expertise, and experience in identified category areas (i.e. CRE/FM, Facilities & Construction)

- General Procurement knowledge and understanding of the Category Management process

- Negotiation skills or with ability to achieve optimal commercial solutions whilst maintaining credibility and a long-term supplier relationship.

- Understanding of legal requirements and risk management within procurement projects

- High motivation to learn all Procurement disciplines including Procurement Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, Procure-to-Pay, Procurement Systems, and Category Management


- Understanding of general procurement process

- Strong analytical, negotiating, and communication skills

- Fluency in English conversational and business English (e.g. TOEIC >800)


- 5+ year procurement or similar experiences

【勤務地 / Location

東京都中央区 アステラス製薬 日本橋事業所 本社

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

【勤務開始日 / Start Date


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary




①Base salary: will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

②When Discretionary Work System is applied: Discretionary work allowance will be paid.(50,000~100,000yen, based on the Grade)

③When Flextime System is applied: Overtime allowance will be paid for time worked in excess of prescribed working hours.

【昇給 / Salary Raise


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance

裁量労働手当、住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Discretionary work allowance, Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours

8:45~17:45(月~木)、8:4516:00(金)、企画業務型 裁量労働制



Flex-time system or Discretionary Work System

【休日 / Holidays


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."