Head of Supply Chain

Job title : Head of Supply Chain
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 10,000,000-12,000,000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : JOB_006556[518]
  • Create and implement supply chain strategy in line with the business objectives.

  • Develop strategy that supports operations optimization

  • Manage measures to control costs of the "end to end" supply chain.

  • Drive operational functions in the business (buying, operations, suppliers, etc.)

  • Improve the overall financial performance of capital employed and inventories levels.

  • Define and agree clear KPI's for the business to track improvements in the key targeted areas.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

  • Development of strategy, policy, and annual plan

  • Lead development strategy, policy and annual plan for logistics, inventory control and logistics/inventory control system.

  • Logistics- Lead analysis of external environment, and optimization, validation and maintenance of SCM (relevant industry, new technology, etc).

  • Lead planning, execution and validation of technological development and validation of logistics process flow (cost, delivery time, damage, environmental load, etc).

  • Lead evaluation, selection, contract, operation management, consultation and improvement proposal of logistics and suppliers.

  • Lead Import and Export-related operations.

  • Inventory Control- Lead development, update and validation of appropriate standard of inventory.

  • Lead development, planning, execution management, variance analysis and validation of guideline for inventory in warehouse.

  • Lead development, support and validation of logistics/inventory control system.

  • Lead execution of annual plan, monitoring of objectives and annual plan, and improvement required matters.

  • Lead planning, control of department budget, and execution of department cost reduction plans.

  • Lead management of customer and employee personal information, and confidential information.

  • Lead operation and management of information system of the department.

  • Lead optimization and documentation of business process within department. (SOP, WI, etc.)


  • Native level Japanese is a Must

  • English Skill: TOEIC over 800

  • Excellent PC Skill (Excel, Powerpoint, Word), Especially Excel

  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Business Engineer with focus on Supply Chain Management or Logistics.

  • At least 5 years experience of Supply Chain/Logistics Management within food industry

  • Experience in coordinating LSPs or suppliers.

  • Min. 5 years in management positions or equivalent experience

  • Open minded, proactive, patient and able to work under pressure

  • Results-oriented, with good business acumen

  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Entrepreneur Mindset, and strong Customer Service