Direct Procurement activities are for Materials, Toll Manufacturing and Logistics.
Lead the Direct Procurement activities in Japan. Ensure that the best sustainable prices are obtained under compliant contractual terms.
Hold the accountability for the delivery of the budgeted savings and for putting in place a savings pipeline.
Ensure the Direct Procurement activities are in support of the Syngenta business and P&S strategies, and enable Syngenta competitiveness and growth.
Lead all procurement activities for the procurement of Direct Materials; provide market expertise and insight for all sourcing/purchasing activities in country (including the support of the Commercial negotiations).
Key overall accountabilities: negotiation, contracting and market intelligence.
For Tolling, fully implement the tolling ways of working with clear accountabiltites, segmentation, strategy documents and and periodic review. Specifically for Procurement, the key accountabilities are toll fee negotiation (and re-work negotiation), upstream raw material and packaging negotiations, as well as taking the lead on contracting and contract negotiations. It is expected that documents are kept up to date on pricing information in order to aid future negotiations.
For Logistics, collaborate with the local Logistics team in implementing logistics procurement Strategy to optimize business efficiency. Also conduct Local Sourcing Activities including evaluate supplier and negotiation of contract.
Ensure procurement activities are being executed to enable Syngenta to be competitive and to out-perform the competition (Delivery meets Budget).
Network with the business partners in country and key stakeholders for smooth execution of operational aspects of procurement. Maintain price approvals via DPWF (Direct Proc WorkFlow) and Outline Agreements (OLA) in SAP.
Build a strong network and manage key toller/supplier relationships in line with expectations from Toller Relationship Management (TRM) / Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).
Build a strong relationship with logsitics suppliers and support suppliers' performance.
Ensure alignment with the Regional / Global Procurement Team; utilize broader team for knowledge, negotiations and supplier relationships. Support the Global Sourcing team with their activities in Japan.
Leverage the Procurement Centres of Expertise to maximize performance, to ensure efficiency, and to be aligned with the broader Procurement function.
Ensure compliance requirements are being adhered to.
Report PPV (Purchase Price Variance) and prepare for the Budget cycle as per the timing set by Global Finance
Manage critical supply risks proactively in collaboration with the Tolling Production Team and other P&S members.
Work with the Tolling Production Team to ensure a good performance of the tollers (QOTIF, HSE, cost commitments, etc). Support as needed new product introductions (NPI) - eg. formulation recipe selection by studying cost and availability of Co-Formulants.
Maintain accurate vendor master data via Venpro.