Supply Planning Manager - Biopharmaceutical Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥7000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
Sub-specialization 需要予測/供給計画
お問合せ Yuki Naito
参照 JO-1911-429549
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[Company Description]
Global Biopharmaceutical Company

■Supply Planning

  • Develop feasible supply plans (24 months rolling) for finished goods, semi-finished goods and raw materials.
  • Update the 24 month rolling supply plan on a monthly frequency with net change updates.
  • Ensure that monthly forecasts from Demand Planning are fed into the ERP system and that supply plans (DRP) support the required customer service levels.
  • Work closely with Financial Planning (Demand Planning) team to ensure lead-time and production capacity requirements are considered when reviewing and approving all demands, including new product launches.
  • Ensure that there is appropriate coordination and communicate of a rolling 24 months supply plan (DRP) to Global Operations outside the time-fenced planning period
  • Track all supply planning and inventory status on a monthly basis, and report results monthly.
  • Ensure that all planning parameters are reviewed and updated regularly, e.g. safety days, in-transit lead time, production lead time.
  • Creates the Supply Plan by translating the demand forecast into an aggregated schedule for acquiring semi-finished goods and/or raw materials required for local manufacturing and primary /secondary over labeling
  • Creates and maintains a rolling 18-24 month supply and inventory plan by family for review.

■New Product Launch (NPI)

  • Manage multiple new products as assigned to effect development of supply chain strategy, launch management / execution and post-launch value chain management for multiple new products.
  • Effectively communicate the status of NPI projects, issues, risks and opportunities for optimization.
  • Support key Global / Area Operations review and Supply Chain risk management business processes while developing and communicating a holistic understanding of new branded product issues/opportunities.
  • Phase out product identified and managed to plan to minimize obsolescence including finished goods, semi-finished goods and raw materials.
  • Represent Supply Chain function in various recurring supplier or other product meetings.

■Third Party Manufacture (TPM) Management

  • Collaborate with TPM to ensure production plans established and potential risk to supply identified and mitigated.
  • Understand supplier capabilities and potential risk and impact on supply chain and customers driving implementation of mitigation plans where needed.
  • Collaborate with Financial Planning and Brand Team to influence launch or phase out plans to optimize revenue growth, cost, inventory, obsolescence, and speed to market highlighting trade-offs, cost/benefit analyses, and making recommendations.
  • Ensure appropriate contingency plans established based on levels of risk (i.e. Capacity shortfall, demand exceed forecast, etc.).
  • Develop and manage a manufacturing readiness and supply chain project launch plan for each launch to ensure project stays on task and minimal surprises at time of market release.

■Product Master Data Management

  • Accountable for gathering information requirements and working with Global Supply Chain and/or Master Data team to define standards and rules to ensure master data integrity and are compliant with defined information and policies.
  • Responsible for updating existing item master data in SAP, Master Data Management and manage all necessary changes/updates to item master data as required.
  • Responsible to ensure data quality and quality Control (QC) processes.
  • Monitor the workflow process for new item requests, changes, and deletions and entering data in SAP.
  • Responsible for supporting vendor master data creation and maintenance in SAP. Includes vetting of current and potential Foss vendors as well as gathering required documentation and forms.


  • B.A. or B.S. in business, engineering or supply chain management field.
  • Minimum of 5 years production / planning / scheduling work experience in a supply chain related field or demonstrated skills, of which, 2 years of managerial experience is required.
  • Previous working experience in Pharmaceutical Industry is essential
  • Must possess excellent English communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong ERP systems and computer software experience e.g. SAP, Oracle, Excel, Power Point, and Visio.
  • Travel requirement: Some local and global travel required - typically not to exceed 10%.

[Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]
APICS or other Supply Chain related Certification preferred.

[Desired Characteristics]
Problem Solving/ Root Cause Analysis: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probes all sources for answers. Can see hidden problems. Is excellent at honest analysis.

[Employment Type]
Full time

7 Million 〜 10 Million Yen
(Experiences and skills will be considered)


Social insurance

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays
New year's holiday
Annual Leave

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