[Position] Supply Chain Manager
[Salary] 6~9 million JPY
Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese
Global Internet Company
We are looking for a self-driven and experienced Supplier Manager with rich buying experience in the FMCG industry. In this role, you will be responsible for planning category strategy, product selection, buying, vendor management, negotiation, production performance management, and marketing. You will also manage the performance of our portfolio of everyday essentials like fresh produce and groceries, snacks and confectionery, personal care, and household products, with full P&L responsibility across categories. Together with the Operations team, you will deliver a full selection of items with innovative service and technology that offers consumers a great experience with speed and quality.
The job description:
Own the vendor / supplier management and negotiation process, category planning strategy and product selection.
Full P&L responsibility for all categories and subcategories, including planning, forecasting and driving growth of revenue, margin, wastage & other supplier income.
Negotiate with suppliers periodically and distributors/ wholesalers for the best terms and maintain good relationships with suppliers and distributors/ wholesalers.
Develop and execute optimal category strategy, pricing, promotions, range, availability, and cost prices to expand both sales and margin
Work to develop sourcing and SKU range for store launch to ensure we have high quality, good value goods available to our customers year-round
Employ data-driven decision-making to drive categories
Identify industry trends and create innovative ideas that changes consumer's shopping behavior
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support business needs, manage inventory levels and wastage.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualities:
A leader with proven track record of successful negotiations, strategic thinking and project management skills
Good retail (CVS/supermarket) industry experience and understanding of the FMCG business having worked across multiple categories
Previous working experience and/or connections with FMCG/grocery wholesalers and/or suppliers a huge plus
Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
A sense of urgency, pragmatism and a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving with an analytical mindset
Ability to balance priorities and multi-task, demonstrate common sense and be very detail-oriented while keeping an eye on the big picture
Outstanding communication and people skills
Knowledge of local legislations, industry and competitive trends
Entrepreneurial mindset and hands on attitude
Experience working in e-commerce related organizations, key account management is a plus
Proficiency with Excel and data analytics
Native Japanese skills required, business level English skills a plus
Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Supply Chain