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Purchasing Specialist - Japanese Speaker

Petaling Jaya - Malaysia

About us

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. Together, we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all.

Our inclusive culture is the key to our success. We collaborate with our internal community of colleagues, alumni, and our valued external partners to support each other and achieve our goals. We aim to raise the bar high. We look for people who are committed to innovation and success and act with integrity to become and be a part of one of the most diverse group of experts in our industry, anywhere around the globe.

Global in outlook, local in practice – and with a united, shared passion for discovering solutions, we hire talented, driven people and support them to succeed, personally and professionally.


Job Description

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for ensuring items or services are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered upon agreed terms and conditions, seeking maximum value for the company including agreed time and cost. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for delivering high-quality purchasing services on a day-to-day basis according to defined procedures, respecting quantity, quality and timing. This person ensures quality of services provided and contributes to improvement and knowledge management of purchasing processes.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Purchase Order (PO) processing
  • Support the user defining purchase requests when needed
  • Define correct buying channel for each request, chooses the best supplier in term of price, quality and lead time
  • Validate the nature of the purchase request
  • Obtain quotations, evaluate options, and conduct spot buys
  • Ensures that a PO is created correctly, follows up any issues related to PO creation
  • Involves location Procurement & Sourcing in spot buys when local knowledge is required or if purchase threshold is exceeded
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with suppliers and field purchasing leaders
  • Escalation of complex issues to purchasing Leader
  • Performs problem solving for non-complex issues with field operations user
  • Triggers catalog and buying guide updates when required.
  • Uses all required procurement tools when required or mandated by process
  • Continuous improvement and knowledge management, participate in Continuous Improvement projects when required
  • Proposes documentation changes / improvements to process when required
  • Familiar with Procurement Procedures
  • Provides advice and helps solve technical problems to comply according to the service descriptions and procedures, respecting quality and timing
  • Ensures full compliance with Standards and Guideline
  • Track deviations and raise non-conformance in system


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Manufacturing (or comparable degree) or requisite work experience
  • Previous experience in transactional procurement a plus but not mandatory
  • Previous experience in commercial negotiation with suppliers
  • Comprehensive understanding of all procurement systems, ERPs, & logistics systems
  • Technical and supplier knowledge for one category and potential business segment
  • Knowledge of Procurement Process, Approved Procurement channels, Approved Supplier List, and Supplier Identification
  • Fluent in English and Japanese, both written and spoken.


SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.