Animal Health Demand Planner

Job Title: Animal Health Demand Planner
Location: Shinagawa-ku, Japan
Salary: 5000000 - 7000000
Reference: 10755
Contact Name: Agnes Lewandowski
Job Published: November 02, 2018 09:00

Job Description



Fortune 500 German Pharmaceutical and Medical Device is looking for a fixed-term Demand Planner for their Animal Health division.




Demand Planning

  • Creation and regular review of NRP in SCM system
  • Order placement of goods/ingredients/bulk
  • Management of supply schedule
  • Coordination of importing
  • Implementation of contingency plan


Inventory Management

  • Maintaining optimal inventory levels
  • Establishment of: recommended safety stocks customer service levels for product supply
  • Minimizing write-off cost by: monitoring of product inventory expiration dates implementing inventory clearance procedures
  • Analysis of trends in supplier capabilities to minimize risk and protest continuity of supply


  • Facilitation (monthly review meeting with BIAHJ Marketing and Distributers)
  • Reporting (KPI and ad hoc)
  • Analysis (minimize risks and protect continuity of supply)
  • Improve processes around supply and distribution functions


Local Projects

  • Lead or participate in local projects associated with the Supply Chain function
  • New product launch and life cycle management launch teams
  • Optimization of Distribution Center

Management packaging materials

  • Developing packaging materials with printing companies, RA and marketing group
  • Monitoring inventories of packaging materials
  • Communication with global and domestic plants and warehouse to arrange packaging materials
  • Maintaining current and comprehensive list of suppliers


2.) QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: (Academic, Professional, Relevant Job Knowledge)


  • Fluent In Japanese, and conversational English
  • Minimum three years experience in demand planning
  • Animal lover
  • Knowledge of SAP and APO





  • Knowledge of SCM and forecasting
  • Computer literacy and good analytical skills (incl. understanding of data sources, information and data processing requirements and records management policies)
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills