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Updated 2019-11-01
Activated 2019-10-10

Associate Planning Manager

  • ★★ Staff Level
This posting is managed by:
Michael Page International Japan K.K./マイケル・ペイジ・インターナショナル・ジャパン株式会社
Company Name Company is not publicly visible
Job Type
Michael Page International Japan K.K./マイケル・ペイジ・インターナショナル・ジャパン株式会社
Administrative - Logistics/Materials & Purchase Control
Medical/Pharmaceutical/Bio/Fabric/Food - Other
Industry Medical/Healthcare Services
Location Asia Japan Tokyo

Job Description As Associate Planning Manager, you will take the lead of the S&OP process and be responsible for developing and communicating a consensus forecast for a defined portfolio of products. Inventory and supply management are also key functions, as the Demand Planner is expected to manage high service levels while maintaining optimal inventory levels.


* Interact regularly with cross-functional/regional partners including Marketing, Sales Operations, Commercial Excellence, Finance, Global Distribution & Customer Service, Regional & Global Planning
* Align with Commercial team on monthly SKU-level operational forecasts
* Lead local S&OP process to ensure consistency between consensus forecast and business plan
* Determine appropriate deployment from source to support the operational forecasts and coordinate with Global Planning to mitigate supply/demand fluctuations
* Plan for Product Lifecycle phase-in-phase-out to support on time launch of new products and end of life
* Optimize inventory to avoid stock outs while reducing slow-moving inventory and scrap
* Develop bundling/kitting plan and coordinate with Global Distribution team on material purchase to ensure on time completion
* Conduct regular reviews with local vendors to align on Build Plans
* Meet KPI targets (Inventory/LIFR/SLOB/MAPE) and find ways to improve versus those targets to support the business sales targets


* Bachelor's degree
* 5+ years of experience in a supply chain planning role, additional experience in other supply chain functions (e.g. warehousing and distribution) will be an advantage
* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English and Japanese
* Knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly Excel
* Knowledge of SAP/JDE or similar ERP systems is a plus; APICS certification is a plus
* Big picture oriented thinking and strong leadership, influence, and interpersonal skills
* Analytical and process oriented, with strong critical thinking / problem-solving skills
* Results oriented and able to independently create and deliver; self-starter / entrepreneurial mindset

Job Offer

* A competitive salary of up to 12M JPY per year (total package)
* Great career opportunities

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Mike Corbyn on +813 6832 8601.
Company Info Our client is an established diagnostics device brand devoted to improving the lives of its patients through its innovative products. They have big growth plans to invest in new technologies and be at the cutting edge of their industry.
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English Level Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
Japanese Level Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 8000K - JPY 10000K   
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20% incentive

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