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Japan Demand Planner
Expanding European MNC in the Medical industry
About Our Client
Our Client is an European MNC and a market leader in the Medical industry with an extensive global network in critical markets, offering a variety of Medical-related products to their clients. They are constantly reinventing themselves to keep ahead of consumer demands and as part of this commitment, they are looking for a dynamic Japan Demand Planner to assist them and contribute in this area. This is a Japanese-speaking position.
Reporting to the Demand Planning Manager, you will be engaged in demand planning specific for the Japanese market as well as aligning the forecast with purchase requirements. As a Demand Planner, you will also need to analyse forecast variance to improve the forecast accuracy and manage inventory in the responsible markets.
Your other responsibilities include:
- Demand planning for Japan and S&OP activities
- Active correspondence with your Japanese counterparts to ensure forecast accuracy
- Ensure supply meets demand
- Analysis and reporting
- Shipment tracking
- Continuous improvement of the forecasting process
- Identify gaps in the Demand Planning process and refine the S&OP process
The Successful Applicant
You must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Demand Planning or a Planning environment with strong analytical skills. You should be able to work independently and give high level of work commitment with a positive mindset. You have to have good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels throughout the organisation. Japanese-speaking is necessary for the position as you will be managing the Japanese market.
What's on Offer
You will be working in a high growth and highly energised company that can build your CV and shape your career. The company recognises talents by offering comprehensive benefits and extensive training to nurture employees & provide you with excellent career advancement. The company culture is about high levels of commitment and care for employees that helps achieve an effective mix between work and home life and supports their efforts to have a positive impact on their communities. As such, you will have a strong sense of belonging and pride in your workplace.