Sr, Supply Chain Manager

Job title : Sr, Supply Chain Manager
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 5,500,000 to 7,500,000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : JOB_007198[44]

Job purpose

As a Senior Supply Chain Manager, you are responsible for managing a team of supply chain managers and also partially running programs yourself. Making sure to give structure and professional execution to our loyalty programs, while ensuring operational excellence and costs effectiveness.

Tasks & responsibilities

Managing Team

• Making sure in alignment with team, other seniors and Head of Supply Chain Management & Logistics of that there is a yearly plan with focus areas for the department (on processes, staff and tools), giving it a follow up and guard progress (report / KPI) to achieve goals

• Give input to the long-term Strategic vision on SCM

• High involvement and leading role in development of team and individuals in team: recruitment, personal development plan (PDP), reviews and end-year appraisal and also possible relocation

• Managing holiday planning, workload balance and taking care of back-up

• Giving input to the yearly departmental budget

• Challenge continues improvement within the team on processes, staff and tools

• Escalation point for SCM on a personal level and on the content of the SCM job • Expertise center on SCM

• Guard quality and cost-effectiveness both in set-up and execution of programs

• Make sure that the requirements for running programs in the team are being taken care of

• Making sure to be informed about potential upcoming programs, to ensure enough preparation time


Program Management

• Program set-up:

o Define program set-up together with other internal stakeholders like Category Managers, Program Managers and Logistics Managers o Giving input to the standard operating protocol (SOP) per program

• Running program:

o Create production and shipment planning

o Place external PO’s o Update and analyze deliveries

o Anticipate on program results

o Responsible for all physical and administrative stock movement within the approved schedule.

• Coordinate and report repack, order materials and create manual • Efficient and reliable handling of the incoming purchase invoices and outgoing sales invoices

• Keep close contact with all internal and external stakeholders (suppliers, logistics providers)

• Analyze operational excellence, advising future solutions and supply chain improvements

• Create supply chain solutions and visible improvements

• Complete program evaluation

Requirements and qualifications

• Degree in Supply Chain Management

• 5 years+ experience in international SCM: demand and supply planning, production planning, warehousing, sea-, air- and road freight

• Preferable 2 years+ experience in managing a small team

• Experience in working in MNC, can cope with a multi cultures working environment

• Very good understanding of standard office software (MS Office)

• Experience of SAP systems is an advantage

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, fluent in Japanese (verbal and written) and good command of spoken and written in English

• Strong time-management skills

• Problem solving skills with ability to anticipate, identify and solve problems

• Pro-active

• Hands-on mentality

• Analytical skills

• Persuasiveness

• Sense of responsibility

• A good team player