Logistics/ Demand Planner - Toy Company

勤務地 東京都
雇用形態 正社員
給与 ¥4000000.00 - ¥7000000.00 per annum
専門 サプライチェーン、購買、物流,
職種 需要予測/供給計画,
お問合せ Luke Palfreeman
JOB ID JO-2104-458530

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


Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Lead the local S&OP process and meetings with Commercial/Marketing/Finance teams
  • Be the primary point of contact between Sales, Marketing on Forecasting and Product Availability
  • Includes conducting monthly review of Demands, Supply (Inventory and Match), Sales Forecast, and Financial Plan
  • Responsible for synchronize commercial plans with demand forecasting
  • Monitor and adjust product demand forecasts to achieve appropriate sales in the different channels
  • Proactively identifying constraints and challenges and developing solutions to mitigate impacts all the while keeping internal customers clearly informed of developments
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to fully understand Sales Forecast and Inventory Targets
  • Meet with selected key customers as required to develop joint forecasts & contribute to customer Unit Fill analysis and improvement
  • Use insights and judgment to ensure appropriate by item excess inventory risk vs. out-of stock risk
  • Provide monthly metrics reporting on forecast changes, rejections, forecast accuracy, bias, and item productivity
  • Manage not-in-line and excess inventory, share information with the organization
  • Manage Inventory projection and DOS, aligning with business targets
  • Set up mechanisms/new ways to detect and highlight critical forecast levels & changes (i.e. short supplys, concerning levels of Fcst compared to historical data, promotions operations, POS trend, Customer Inventory, balance of Fcst for SKU shipped in Open stock and in Displays,.), continuously propose ways to avoid unshippables & excess
  • Develop reporting tools to improve the planning processes and support business decisions


  • B.A. Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply-Chain or Logistics
  • Fluent English and Japanese
  • At least 3 years experience in a supply chain demand planning or forecasting role with increasing responsibilities
  • Expert proficiency with Excel and Power-point
  • Extensive knowledge and useage of our systems AS400 , JDA and Cognos is a plus
  • Working knowledge of a demand planning tools
  • APICS certification or equivalent a plus
  • Open to travel when required
  • Self assured and highly skilled communicator both verbally and written including meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Ability to influence and achieve expected results independently by establishing effective cross-functional & cross-culture relationships


  • High level of organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional problem solving & analytical ability
  • Ability to perform in a demanding ,dynamic and highly visible organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with other cultures and people