Components Planner, DSP

Job title : Components Planner, DSP
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 4,200,000 - 7,000,000 + incentive
Contact : Maribeth Mockovak
Email : email Maribeth
Reference : JOB_007662[519]

An exciting role as Components Planner is open at a top American golf manufacturer!


Position summary

  • Demand Management : Develop and update the demand forecast with accuracy and in timely fashion with rationale reasoning, legitimate facts and trend of marketing and sales.
  • Supply Management : Review, analyze and manage the supply schedule for components in line with forecast, open orders and company project.
  • Inventory Management : Manage inventory level to reduce the risk of excess and obsolete inventory.


  • Demand Mgmt : Analyze, create, and update demand forecast for all SKUs under assigned product categories.
  • Supply Mgmt : Manage the supply schedule to meet demand forecast and other requirements such as actual sales orders.Liaison and negotiate with suppliers and Logistics Team on product availability dates.
  • MOT determination : Determine shipping methods and instruct suppliers.
  • Reports : Communicate out the potential risks including the excess and shortages
  • Life Cycle Mgmt : Manage demand and supply of end-of-life of products by collaborating with sales and marketing
  • Inventory Mgmt : Monitor inventory level and make a proposal to keep proper inventory level.
  • Cost Mgmt : Propose/implement cost reduction plans and efficient business processes/ideas on a regular basis.
  • Trouble Shoot : Propose/implement an optimal solution and take actions to immediate concerns and issues.

Experience (mandatory)

  • Ability to compile and analyze information / data
  • Work well under pressure (multi-tasking management including product shortage management)
  • Communication and interpersonal skill
  • Time Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Maintain confidentiality of business relations / information
  • Bilingual (Native-level Japanese, Business-level English)


  • Good IT skills (Strong MS Excel, Experience of SAP (S4 and APO), Business Objects experience is a plus, average MS Word / Power Point skills)
  • Positive attitude toward learning to enhance broader knowledge of operations skills
  • Over 2 years of experience is a plus
  • Passion to playing Golf is preferred