Supply Chain and Procurement Leader - Japan

Contact: Delvin Ndlovu
Email: email Delvin
Reference: BBBH11659_1711069814
Posted: about 1 month ago

Title: Supply Chain and Procurement Leader

Location: Tokyo, Japan

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role
We are working with a leading renewable energy company dedicated to harnessing the power of offshore wind and are seeking a Supply Chain and Procurement Leader to join their growing team in Tokyo.


  • Overseeing procurement and nurturing supplier relationships throughout the project lifecycle, from initial business development to project execution and power offtake bids.

  • Engaging closely with local suppliers and stakeholders to cultivate strategic partnerships.

  • Providing comprehensive insights into local capabilities and constraints.

  • Assisting in the formulation of supply chain development strategies and adopting a strategic

    approach to support our local content objectives.

  • Actively representing the company in industry supply chain networks.

  • Contributing to the establishment and growth of the local Supply Chain Management (SCM)

    organization and collaborating with the category management team.

  • Ensuring the alignment of product line deliveries with project requirements and frameworks.

  • Planning and coordinating activities to ensure timely completion within set schedules, budgets,

    and business objectives.

  • Serving as an integrator for procurement packages/services across projects.

  • Proactively managing stakeholder relationships both internally and externally with partners.


  • Relevant bachelor's or master's degree.

  • Experience in project development.

  • A comprehensive understanding of offshore wind business cases.

  • Strong awareness of offshore wind supplier markets and expertise in establishing and promoting

    local content.

  • Solid experience with local legislative environments and contractual agreements.

  • Extensive knowledge of local offshore wind supplier markets and proficiency in local content


  • Significant sourcing experience and proficiency in contract drafting and management.

  • Experience supporting large-scale, high-value activities with a strategic and commercial mindset.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong stakeholder relationships.

  • Proficiency in risk assessment and management.

  • Ability to foster trust, respect, and teamwork.

  • Demonstrated high levels of personal integrity and ethical awareness.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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Our commitment
Diversity is a core value at NextWave Partners, and we are proud to be partnering with equal opportunities employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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