Logistics Senior Manager

Job title : Logistics Senior Manager
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 10000000 to 14000000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : JOB_006517[389]

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, to the following:

  • Manage global and regional 3rd party logistics provider, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers to ensure proper handling of all products and materials.
  • Drive and manage projects to ensure the specifications and deadlines are fulfilling expectations from product lifecycle management perspectives.
  • Ensure operational procedures are maintained in accordance with various regulatory bodies including customs, PMDA, MLH, and applicable local tax authorities. Monitor and communicate emerging regulation changes.
  • Work closely with the internal scheduling team to manage and resolve service partner escalations and shipment exception issues to keep shipment moving in a compliant and timely manner.
  • Drive accountability of 3rd party logistics service provider performance (monthly, quarterly, annually) through comprehensive KPI’s analytics understanding that tracks, monitors, and identifies opportunities to improve logistics process while optimizing expense.
  • Manage logistics service provider relationship and contract adherence.  Provide analytics for all phases of contract administration to ensure clear and unambiguous contract tasks are established and implemented.
  • Develop, document, implement, manage, and improve import-export processes, procedures, SOPs, checklists, and tools. Ensure all compliance standards and operating procedures are adhered to during import and export. Provide training to related internal and external business partners to increase awareness and compliance
  • Support 3rd party and government-led queries, audits, disclosures, submissions, and reports
  • Identify opportunities and support the creation of new business processes for improvements
  • Lead cross-functional projects and convene cross-functional meetings to resolve issues
  • Partner with other stakeholders to create and implement best practices
  • Participate with the scale-up and commercialization of new products
  • Develop and track appropriate KPI to drive results and continuous improvement
  • Ensure strong collaborative relationship within Global Supply Chain group and externally with Commercial and Clinical to consistently elevate the quality of thinking and ideas applied to the business

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • 5 to 8 years of overall relevant experience, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in biopharma, diagnostics, or life science-related companies is required. Previous experience in cell therapy or regenerative medicine is highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Business Administration or Supply Chain management is preferred
  • Expert knowledge of domestic/international transportation and 3rd party logistics management is preferred
  • Experience in cold chain logistics of biologicals or regenerative medicine products and materials across the region
  • Experience in Import Licensing, Export Licensing, Country of Origin, Valuation, Transfer Pricing, government agencies, including but not limited to PMDA and MLH.
  • Experience with audits and disclosure practices
  • A proven record of designing and implementing value-added import and export policies and processes.
  • Project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Hands-on team leader and a team player willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability, and professional maturity are required
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Able to synthesize information into a presentation appropriate to the organizational-level of the audience.  Able to summarize information concisely and communicate it using an appropriate medium
  • Must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision.
  • Strong PC experience, Microsoft Office Suite experience required including; Excel; Outlook; PowerPoint