Tokyo, Japan





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The role aims at leading and orchestrating a wide range of supply chain projects: (1) end-to-end supply chain projects, (2) coordinating new product initiatives between market and operations, (3) conducting analysis / reporting, (4) leading strategy / system deployments by orchestrating multiple stakeholders across local market / region / global, (5) building strong relationships with our local business partners to facilitate the deployment of key initiatives. He/She identifies and drives improvement of functional KPIs (e.g. product availability at the market, customer service level, cost to serve, net working capital, etc.) through projects (e.g. process optimization, digitalization, B2C network, etc.). He/She provides a bridge between the operations and commercial functions enabling technical product info, manufacturing features to be translated at the market side enabling route to market with best product design and portfolio, optimum COGS and on-time IMS. Accountability 1 Continuous Improvement: Drive the continuous improvement across the entire supply chain, deploy globally driven performance management and improvement concepts (e.g. OPEN+), and digitalize planning, logistics and warehousing processes in close collaboration with Japan local team and central functions, in order to ensure optimal business performance. Ensure full visibility of E2E supply chain network in terms of inventory levels, developing systems and tools for timely recognition of Out-of-Stock or potential LOGD exposure. Accountability 2 Project Management. : Lead complex and impactful cross-functional projects, drive digital transformation with close collaboration with local IS and global functions. Establish regular weekly / monthly platform between relevant stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, PPMD, Legal, CA and Supply Chain), to regularly follow up Projects’ status and execution. Accountability 3 Standard, improvement processes and systems. In collaboration with COE: ensure the preparation, deployment, and utilization of the PMI standard for all activities. In collaboration with Japan local team: develop and implement standards working procedures, operating guidelines & systems; drive the drumbeat process and ensure adherence to it. Actively participate or initiate improvement programs; evaluate, analyse, and implement alternatives; in order to improve consumers (internal and external) service levels at optimal cost. Relentlessly look for and explore any opportunities by keeping abreast of new industry/technological development applicable to supply chain and maintain a strong and regular communication with PMI and other affiliates. Take a leadership role in pioneering, testing and proposing new opportunities and when succesful ensure the sharing across PM. Accountability 4 Develop and sustain long-term, trust-based relationships with local business partners and Japan OCS teams. Lead the approach and thinking of the local team and business partners to drive the transformation. Conduct, facilitate workshops, meetings with local business partners. Build an in-depth knowledge of our local partners operations, industry trends and leading best-practices. Skills and Competencies Degree in engineering, mathematics / daat analytics, business adminitration, economics, computer sciences. Master's degree is a plus. APIC'S certification is an asset. Work Experience Minimum 5 years of experience in Operations, Finance, Sales function with exposure to a multinational environment, preferably within a FMCG company. Project management experience is a plus. Hand's on experience on Power BI and/or Tableau is a plus.