Demand Planner

Job Title: Demand Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 7000000-8500000
Reference: 11483
Contact Name: Victoria K
Job Published 31 Oct 2019


Job Summary:
Lead the local Demand Planning process, working with different departments for the maximum sales at a global fashion footwear company.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain the local demand plans and forecasts with consistency and high levels of alignment with key stakeholders
  • Establish and continuously improve the local Demand planning process
  • Set, monitor and improve demand forecast accuracy
  • Work across functions, drive the understanding and utilization of demand forecasting, inventory balancing and S&OP
  • Participate in budget/cost forecasting for cost of goods
  • Lead related projects with global team from headquarters.

Special Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills in English and Japanese
  • Great leadership, collaboration, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Understand, plan, and organize regulatory needs in commercial business environment and supply chain function, especially for footwear/apparels.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills (PDCA)
  • Extensive knowledge of demand planning systems (SAP, Oracle Demantra)
  • Result-oriented
  • Excellent time management skills, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Excellent team-building, project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Self managed, conscientious and motivated

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