Demand Supply Planner

Job title : Demand Supply Planner
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Salary : 10,000,000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : 20200219-01

​Position's Mission

Secure an uninterrupted supply of finished products for our retail hair color business to the local DC from internal and external suppliers, while keeping inventory levels in tight control.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Design/develop, execute, and optimize demand plan for retail hair color products, by engaging internal and external stakeholders.

  2. Liaise with regional planning hub for supply and coordinate with freight forwarder for secured delivery to local DC while minimizing its cost and lead time.

  3. Own, lead, and evolve a process of our retail hair color product in S&OP cycle as its business partner toward their business success.

  4. Represent local supply chain in global multifunctional team for a stable supply of our new product initiatives financially and with quality.

Key Role & Responsibilities 1) Design/develop, execute, and optimize demand plan for retail hair color products, by engaging internal and external stakeholders.

  • Create an 18-month demand forecast for 7 product lines and maintain in planning software. Performance rated on forecast accuracy, inventory and service leves.

  • Design/develop, execute, and optimize demand plan for retail hair color products, by engaging internal and external stakeholders.

  • Participate in weekly meeting with planning hub and factory to review supply plan. Request air-freight delivery if foresee a service issue.

2) Liaise with regional planning hub for supply and coordinate with freight forwarder for secured delivery to local DC while minimizing its cost and lead time.

  • Work with freight forwarder, other supply planners and physical distribution team to coordinate shipments from Tokyo ports (sea/air) to company distribution center.

  • Collaborate with physical distribution team to troubleshoot inbound supply issues as needed. 

  • Work closely with order management and sales team during new product launches and out of stock periods to enable correct inventory allocation.

  • Using SAP, BI and Manugistics systems, generate and distribute reports that support S&OP processes.

  • Initiate scrapping request for non-saleable inventory.

3) Own, lead, and evolve a process of our retail hair color product in S&OP cycle as its business partner toward their business success.

  • Participates in S&OP meetings and makes recommendations to multifunctional team based on demand, supply and inventory status. Drive alignment of gross sales financial forecast.

4) Represent local supply chain in global multifunctional team for a stable supply of our new product initiatives financially and with quality.

  • Collaborates with Marketing/R&D/Procurement as the local supply chain representative for new product initiatives.

  • Manage forecast changes for product discontinuations, phase-in phase-out, and new launches and communicate to all relevant parties (Order management, sales, marketing, QA).

  • Create and maintain material master data in SAP for local initiatives and customization work.

 Other special requrement for the position

  • High learning agility with humbles.

  • High level interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with other functional teams.

  • Ability to positively influence decision makers at different levels to achieve business objectives and deliver alignment of key global/local stakeholders.

  • Excellent presentation and strong communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills.

  • High level ability to set priorities and manage competing demands, while juggling tasks and keeping aligned timeline.

  • Ensure all activities comply with policies nad legal and ethical standards.

  • Business level Japanese & English communications.

  • SAP (MM, SD & WM) and excellent Excel skill.

  • High quality of 報連相.