Senior Manager, Distribution & Logistics

Job title : Senior Manager, Distribution & Logistics
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 10,000,000 to 14,000,000
Contact : Maribeth Mockovak
Email : email Maribeth
Reference : JOB_007269[417]

An exciting opportunity at a leading American shoe manufacturing company. 


Role Mission

• Manage the country D&L operations including inbound & outbound freight, Customs clearance, warehousing, inventory control, value-added service, returns management, import/export, and provider management to meet internal SLA and external KPI
• Plan and execute country D&L strategy by aligning with the Japan commercial teams, Asia/Global D&L leadership teams and manage to achieve budget of DC costs
• Coach Japan D&L team members to ensure achieving the annual goal and support individual career development plan


Primary Job Duties

  • D&L operations management
    • Oversee and manage the country’s day to day DC and Logistics operations to fulfill internal/external SLA/KPI
    • Give support to team members when individuals take an ownership of executing projects
    • Align with Global/Regional D&L strategies and ensure those are implemented in Japan
    • Manage 3PL’s at a higher level to develop relationships
  • Optimization of D&L team across regions
    • Function as a member of the Regional/Global D&L team
    • Support Regional/Global network optimization and be the “go-to” person for D&L matters to distribute products in timely and cost-effective manner
    • Work across the functions to achieve D&L goals
  • Country DC strategy
    • Keep abreast of market developments, bets practices to be best in class for D&L
    • Become an owner of RFP execution and ensure implementation goes smoothly
  • Budget management
    • Manage country D&L budget in AOP and align with the business strategy for business growth
    • Review and adjust country D&L budget as necessary in LE’s (every quarter)
  • People management
    • Coach and develop the team, grow D&L expertise in the country and establish back-up/succession plans
    • Support the global/regional D&L initiatives and be the go-to person for all D&L matters to distribute products in the most timely, cost efficient and compliance manner


Job Requirements

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in SCM/DC/Logistics function in relevant industry including 3-5 years managerial experience
  • Retail industry preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Technical skills such as freight & warehouse, service provider management
  • Analytical skills using MS Excel, continuous improvement, across country/culture
  • People management and task management skills
  • Presentation skills both in English and Japanese
  • Business level language skills in reading, writing and speaking in Japanese/English
  • Logical thinking to take proactive actions to plan ahead

Travel Requirement

  • Overseas business trip mainly to Asian countries (once a year)
  • Mobility to visit DC to support operations especially during peak seasons and continuous improvement


Company Culture and Benefits

  • Flex+Core time and generous work from home policy since 2020
  • Comfortable blend of international and Japanese work environment
  • Gain a global perspective of marketing activities worldwide
  • Generous employee discount
  • Additional annual leave granted for summer, New Year’s, volunteering
  • Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day