Our goals - Your path

Position Summary
Strategic sourcing and management of direct and indirect materials to achieve structural cost reduction and sustainability targets.

Main function/responsibility/competencies

  • Management of two or more direct and indirect Material Groups within the country (and possibly region)
  • Development of short and long term strategies to improve overall efficiencies
  • Identification and delivery of structural saving initiatives through a data driven approach and cooperation with technical departments
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships based on quality, innovation and sustainability
  • Adapt and improve tools, systems and processes to better achieve the above

Your expertise - Our strength


  • University graduate, preferably in a sciences (chemistry, engineering, etc) branch
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to present at functional and managerial level
  • Advanced project management and leadership skill to co-ordinate execute cross-departmentally
  • Advanced Data analysis and presentation
  • Chemical or engineering background (Preferable)
  • English written and spoken
  • Self-driven, inquisitive and global minded
  • Japansese (Business level)

Reporting line:
Head of Procurement, Japan

This role will closely work with:
RnD, Technical Services, Operations & Supply Chain, Quality Control, Finance
(External) Local, Overseas and Intercompany Suppliers


Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Sika employs more than 33,000 people and generated sales of CHF 10.4 billion in fiscal year 2022. Sika is active in Japan with more than 1,000 people and has a long-standing history.