SCM Planning Manager

Job Title: SCM Planning Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 11000000 - 12000000
Reference: 11022
Contact Name: Task Watanabe
Job Published: March 13, 2019 09:00

Job Description

General Position Summary:
SCM planning manager role in a global generics pharmaceutical company lately expanding its share including Japan.

Department: SCM department
Report to: Director of SCM department

Overall Job responsibility:

Major Job assignment will be to work with the Sales and manufacturing/operations teams to assist with the following actions:

S&OP activities;
Works with the Sales Organization to identify and define short, medium and long-term product demand product by product.
Prepares S&OP meeting material, and support the monthly management business reviews.
Presents and provides demand forecasts as well as background and detail regarding demand forecasts in order to contribute as required to S&OP decision-making.
Creates, monitors, and maintains S&OP metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators), identifying potential risks and opportunities.
Works with operations and supply chain management to ensure that information being gathered and processed is coherent with their needs and requirements.
Develops and maintains appropriate models/history to interpret forecasts into product unit forecasts and disseminate them to world area manufacturing facilities.

Business analysis;
Works with various functions and external partners to establish a secure and reliable process for gathering and analyzing this data, which meets the business need for not only speed, reliability and accuracy, but also, market trends, product seasonality.
Develops and maintains a history / database of demand information and statistics that will facilitate a better understanding of this information and more sophisticated / accurate demand forecasting and planning.
Assists the management in breaking down sales data and interpreting Sales trends.
Maintains a constant review of data gathering, processing systems and processes.

- Continually develops and improves models, systems and processes to meet business needs and requirements.
- Required to perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements / experience/ skills/ knowledges

Must have:
More than five years’ experience in Forecasting or Demand Planning, production planning along with operational experience in pharma industry.
Computer skills working with Microsoft Excels/power point, and working knowledge of ERP process is a requirement.
Analytical/ problem resolution skills, and able to manage multiple projects at a time.
Ability to communicate results both verbally and in writing in English and Japanese.
Be self-directed, organized and able to manage multiple projects at a time.
※APICS or other Supply chain related certification are preferred.