Head of Distribution - ライフサイエンス企業

勤務地 Kanagawa, Japan
雇用形態 正社員
給与 ¥9000000.00 - ¥13000000.00 per annum
専門 サプライチェーン、購買、物流,
職種 物流・ロジスティクス, 配送,
お問合せ Harumi Sato
参照 JO-2102-455873
about Harumi Sato

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese

[Company Description]
Global life Science Company

[Responsibilities]
Key Accountabilities

  • Integrated Supply Chain Operations lead for Japan Distribution with responsibility for a team of distribution and logistics professionals
  • Fostering a culture of Quality & EHS compliance by operating within guidelines and procedures, leading by example, and focusing on risk assessment & elimination.
  • Drives a continuous improvement philosophy within the team
  • Directs and manages the operation through continuous communication both within the team and with external stakeholders.
  • Take overall responsibility and accountability for the KPI's of the distribution and logistics activities in Japan and uses them as the key measure of improving the performance of the team
  • Ensures competitiveness in costs is achieved by regularly comparing costs across a range of service and material providers
  • Ensures the operation of the 3PL providers are optimized to the best benefit. Upgrade the 3PL and sets up metrics to verify that the business needs are being met.
  • Manages the Performance Management of members the team through continuous review and appropriate training.
  • Tracks spend in expense and capital budgets efficiently with a constant focus on cost reduction.
  • Communicates effectively across all functions and with all levels of organization to promote best practice in Logistics management
  • Regularly benchmarks against other organizations to ensure we are abreast of current market trends.
  • Communicates regularly with peers in other sites to ensure corporate standards are met.
  • Develops the strategy for Japan and delivers successful execution.
  • Translate business strategies into tangible, execution-ready strategic initiatives and drive implementation. Assures aggressive timelines, budgets and results are achieved. Provide input to PMO

Scope of People Responsibility

  • Team of 3 direct reports including two Distribution leads and Import/Export Lead

[Requirements]
Education

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • MBA or advanced technical degree preferred

Work Experience

  • Minimum 7+ years leadership experience in Distribution and/or Supply Chain within a fast paced, multinational, system focused environment.
  • Strong in relationship building and negotiation strategies, ability to influence, network, drive and manage change.
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness that align with company's values and leadership competencies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication and interpersonal skills, and leading in matrix environments
  • Ability to develop a team pipeline
  • A proven track record of ensuring the delivery of continuous improvement.
  • Experience of working on Process Improvement projects through a Lean or Six Sigma approach would be an advantage
  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral
  • Strong understanding and experience with an ERP system

Job specific Competencies & Skills

  • Strong communication skills in English & Japanese (Written & Verbal)
  • Required specific and cross-divisional/functional knowledge:
  • Have a strong understanding of Supply Chain and Distribution principles and processes
  • Understands customer needs and requirements
  • Is informed about changing customer needs
  • Facilitate and drive decision making processes collaborating with all geographic, divisional and functional stakeholders globally involved
  • Complexity of tasks and problems/project management:
  • Have knowledge of a complex set of supply chain and distribution processes including the necessary regulatory environment and be able to weigh the benefit of each for developing the companies´ future setup
  • Have knowledge of a complex set of distribution approaches and corresponding supply chain processes
  • Needs to understand key challenges due to own specific technology and to global competition and market development; chemical and pharmaceutical requirements

[Employment Type]
Full time

[Salary]
9M~13M JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

[Location]
Kanagawa

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