Regional SCM Manager

Location: Tokyo   Industry: Chemicals   

English Ability: Conversational   Japanese Ability: Fluent   Position ID: 10381

POSITION TITLE:Supply Chain Leader Japan

LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan

Position Reports To:Japan President
Positions Supervised:2

The Supply Chain Leader will be responsible to design and implement integrated supply chain strategies and specific programs to achieve profitable growth in the Graphite and Carbon business in Japan in agreement with EHS and continuous improvement group policy.

1. Assumes responsibility for design and implement supply chain strategies and programs to achieve profitable growth and annual productivity

a. Part of the Logistic network, will design and implement the warehouse, repackaging and distribution of all product inside Japan in alignment with the logistic colleagues of others country or plant.

b. Will manage the logistic and warehouse for the raw material and packaging inside Japan in order to optimize cost and performance.

c. Part of the Sourcing network, he will sustain the sourcing inside the country for purchase made for other country/entity, included toll manufacturing.

d. Part of the Supply Chain network he will design and implement the supply chain strategy
for Japan

2. Assumes responsibility for leading and managing the materials management function to including demand planning and supply planning.

a. With the information inside Board he will source raw materials for the company, which is a member of the company or the toll manufacturing and prepare the logistic sustain the movement of the materials.

b.Develop and track key supply chain performance to include relevant service, cost and working capital measurements.

c.Manage all supplier, service and material, tracking the performance with proper metric

d.Manage the slow moving item

3.Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
a.Stays informed of developments and changes in production planning operations.
b.Performs inventory support functions as needed.
c.Completes special projects as assigned.


1.Inventory and production planning are accurate and well coordinated with production schedules and requirements. Parts, supplies, and materials are available online as needed.

2.Professional relationships are developed and maintained with outside vendors. Specifications and quality requirements are consistently met and supplies are delivered as scheduled.

3.Inventory is maintained at appropriate levels to meet production requirements and eliminate overstocks and out-of-stock situations.

4.Good communication and effective coordination exist with Production and Warehouse Departments.

5.Related documentation is complete, accurate, and timely.

6.Senior management is appropriately informed of area activities and significant problems.

Bachelor or Master degree related to inventory and production planning or equivalent work experience.

AGE:37-55years old
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:Strong understanding of inventory planning and management processes. Knowledge of quality control standards and systems. Understanding of the Company’s purchasing procedures including bids, contracts, cost analysis, quality specifications, etc.


Experience as Supply Chain Manager in multinational company.

Intensive experience in a related position dealing with inventory control and vendor contracts.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Well organized with strong planning skills. Solid communication skills. Attention to detail. Quality orientation. Able to organize multiple projects. Strong problem solving abilities. Able to use all related computer applications.

LANGUAGE: Strong Command of English both in written and spoken Japanese, mother tongue3

Base Salary:JPY 11,000,000 –12,000,000
Incentive Bonus:10% of the base salary
Holidays:Saturdays & Sundays, National Holidays, December 30th to January 3rd Annual Paid
Leave:10 days for the 1st year
Insurance:Health Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Occupational Injury and Workers Compensation

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