Operational Excellence Manager

Job Title: Operational Excellence Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 11000000 - 13000000
Reference: 10761
Contact Name: Agnes Lewandowski
Job Published 05th Nov 2018


Purpose of the role:

  • Optimize operation performance and drive productivity throughout the organization.
  • Be the change agent for enhancing innovative and productive culture over sustained periods of time.


  • Responsible for Value Improvement Program. Coordinate and oversee cross-functional projects for achieving operation goals.
  • Define and implement long-term productivity roadmap through innovation and process simplification.
  • Manage projects related to demand planning, distribution and customer service. Drive productivity and create impact at global level.
  • Manage KPI review with site leadership. Identify challenges, opportunities, risks, and drive solutions accordingly.
  • Educate, train, mentor and coach team members on value improvement execution, project management, technical learning, and best practice.
  • Build strategic relationship with internal and external stakeholders. Leverage this partnership to optimize business performance.

Skills & ability:

  • Strong communication skills at global level. Fluent in both English and Japanese.
  • Demonstrated ability in supply chain management and project management.
  • Lean six sigma certified (or experienced)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Dynamic leader and strong team player
  • Self-starter, able to proactively influence surroundings for creating more opportunities
  • Experience in working with highly distributed teams across multiple functions.