Head of SCM - Pharma Company

Contact: Yuki Naito
Reference: JO-2205-470965
Yuki Naito

☑Foreign business
☑English language required
☑Japanese language required
☑Flex time

Head of SCM

[Company Description]
Global Pharmaceutical Company

The Director Supply Chain - Japan/Korea is a partner in the supply chain organization, responsible for leading the Commercial Affiliate Supply Chain teams, collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure accuracy of demand planning, replenishment and inventory management for the Commercial team(s) in their area. The Director Supply Chain - Japan/Korea is also responsible for:

Ensuring that business processes in the Commercial Areas/Affiliates under their responsibility are executed properly

Coordinating business processes across the APAC Region, looking for opportunities to develop and improve business processes and coordinating the implementing of new business processes across the region

Success factors for this position are business acumen, operational understanding of the business processes and manufacturing environment, strong communication skills including the ability to influence team members, cross-functional colleagues and senior leadership, and ability to grow talent.

Key Objectives/Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for execution of applicable cluster/affiliate S&OP meetings to drive alignment between key stakeholders around demand management, product supply, and inventory levels; includes development of S&OP process (as needed), promotion of S&OP and its tools cross-functionally, and ensuring consensus forecasts; manage supply escalations appropriately
  • Responsible for supporting the preparation, coordination and execution of the APAC Regional S&OP meeting.
  • Instill deep understanding of status of globally-defined KPIs across APAC Regional Supply Chain Team, metrics against targets, and directional performance data
  • Participate in product launch activities including geo-expansion launch calls, ensuring accurate forecasts for launches, and tracking sales vs forecast for initial 6-12 months post launch in order to provide recommendations for inventory strategy shifts
  • Recommend solutions to challenges in global supply chain or region, focused on driving continuous improvement
  • Develop, train and coach supply chain professionals; drive engagement and collaboration; complete performance management cycle for all team members
  • Build and maintain effective cross-functional relationships with business leaders, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, and other key stakeholders

Qualifications & Skills:

  • English, and local language skills desirable
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of SAP, especially around Demand and Replenishment processes
  • Detailed understanding of Supply Chain concepts, systems, tools and business processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management (alternatively, CPIM certified or in progress) or applicable experience
  • 5+ years' experience in the Pharmaceutical, Veterinary or Consumer Goods industry
  • Strong business/financial acumen and analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Able to breakdown complex problems, make recommendations supported by data and effectively communicate to senior leadership for information or decision making (where required)
  • Strong self-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communicator, ability to influence broadly incl. ability to influence senior leadership
  • Interpersonal effectiveness - able to understand different viewpoints and resolve issues in a constructive manner; able to operate successfully in an international, multicultural environment
  • Experience interfacing with various manufacturing functional groups, such as production, logistics, quality control, quality assurance, and technical services
  • Previous Leadership experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or External Manufacturing

Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Strong negotiation skills and expertise
  • Interpersonal effectiveness - able to understand different viewpoints and resolve issues in a constructive manner; able to operate successfully in an international, multicultural environment

[Language Requirement]

  • English Language level: Business level
  • Japanese Language level: Fluent - Native Level (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
  • Work permission in Japan required

[Other Information]

  • Work shift: Full time
  • Travel required (% of time): Up to 30%

10~16 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

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Reference: JO-2205-470965
Seniority Level: Associate Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Supply Chain