Vice President of Logistics and Distribution

Job title : Vice President of Logistics and Distribution
Location : Tokyo
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Logistics & Supply Chain
Salary : 15,000,000 to 20,000,000
Contact : Wayne Yoshida
Email : email Wayne
Reference : JOB_007243[637]

The ideal candidate is an experienced retail operations executive who has generated significant impact through the strategic and tactical direction of both fulfillment centers & 3PL partners. The role will direct and develop director-level department heads in distribution (receiving, replenishment, order fulfillment and returns processing, performance measurements).


  • Develop long-range objectives and strategies for the distribution centers, monitor performance against these objectives and provide feedback to site direct report(s) and team members.
  • Create standard operating procedures and best practices in terms of performance monitoring in order to optimize quality and delivery time.
  • Strategic planning and execution to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency throughout the company’s operations.
  • Define information systems requirements to support process improvements initiates. Integrate the technology, quality, purchasing and logistics functions to support product and process excellence.
  • Provides leadership, supports, motivates, directs and retains high-caliber staff.
  • Develop and implement ongoing staff performance and career development programs.
  • Strive to achieve world-class supply chain, warehousing, forward and reverse logistics operations
  • Promotes “total customer satisfaction” (delivery, quality etc.) within all Operations teams.
  • Ensure employee safety at the Distribution Center(s)
  • Manage logistics and outbound transportation processes, negotiate parcel freight programs. Implement improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization.
    Develop and manage annual operations budgets.
  • Build an open and honest communication line with the organization
  • When necessary, develop and direct the management of the company’s remote fulfillment/distribution center(s) that will ensure, cost-efficient shipping direct to customers and effective processing of returns.
  • Interact regularly with executive team and individual department heads to ensure that company’s operational priorities are aligned with total company direction.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports


  • 15+ years of broad logistics and supply chain management experience in progressively senior positions
  • Ability to manage Third Party Logistics (3PL), freight companies and other logistics suppliers
  • Supplier negotiation skills, proven cost reduction efforts and experience with contracts
  • Demonstrable analytical abilities to assess financial impacts of any changes to logistics service requirements
  • In depth knowledge and experience with key supply chain/logistics processes, best practices,and implementing process improvements
  • Excellent computer skills including experience utilizing multiple ERP & WMS systems; also strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical, financial & P&L skill required
  • A high sense of urgency & the ability to build & lead strong teams to achieve new levels of performance
  • Experience supporting and developing emerging markets
  • Experience directing the operations in a multi-site supply chain system