[Position] Supplier Business Manager
[Salary] 8~12 million JPY
Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese
Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer
This position is part of the Global Supplier Management (GSM) organization. In this position, you, the correct applicant will play a vital role with Technology Commodity suppliers. You will help establish/ sustain world class supply chain operations ensuring we achieve our commitments to customers. Supply Chain Business Managers will have an opportunity to work across organization on production challenges, manage operations excellence at suppliers, and participate in continues process improvement projects.
Candidate must be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers. This individual should also possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting.
Primary Functions and Performance Objectives:
Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement. Regularly evaluate quality and performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
Continuously working on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies
Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or contractually complex new products parts design using the suppliers' expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
Established goals with supplier to ensure material delivery meet forecasted demand.
Represents supplier business management on a cross-functional commodity teams that focuses on supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.
Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends by personal contact, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
Works with engineering and the supplier to resolve complex problem to ensure on time delivery of critical material to support customer and company requirements.
Develops presentation, white papers, process flow charts to support continues process improvement projects.
Works with supplier to monitors product cost preventing negative PPV and supporting cost reduction efforts.
Drive the improvement of the remote factory suppliers' manufacturing processes to ensure product quality and on-time-delivery
Creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities
Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including Executives
Solid understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production setting
Good understanding of manufacturing processes
Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
International & domestic travelling
Bachelor's degree from accredited University
[Preferred Skill and Experience]
Lean six sigma experience as a yellow or green belt a plus
Project Management / Team Lead experience
At least 7 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry
Experience with working with global suppliers
Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Attentions to details
Advanced degree (MBA) from accredited University
Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday, Annual Leave and more
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Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Supply Chain