[Market leader!] Logistics Manager @ 100 staff US medical equipment company!

- Company has four product categories, focusing on medical equipment and devices for surgeries
- Company has been operating in Japan for over 20 years and has moved to a new office end of last year, as a result of the company' growth
- Company has 35% of market share and market is increasing steadily; growing because of aging population in Japan
- Position will be managing 2 staff and reporting to the Controller, Finance/ Logistics/ IT (Japanese)


- Manage day to day operations of the Logistic department.
- Oversee 3rd party logistics to optimize inventories and operating/logistics costs to maximize cost effectiveness.
- Ensure activities for Receiving/Warehouse/Shipping according to appropriate policies and procedures.
- Ensure accurate inventory records are maintained on finished goods including sample products.
- Develop demand forecast closely working with marketing team and manage purchasing activities.
- Collaborate with global supply team in the control of inventory levels per plan/forecast.
- Track inventory, number of month, giving insight of risks/ opportunities of the business to meet DIOH target
- Prepare and manage of an annual budget/forecast opex plan for the Logistic department.
- Provide timely and accurate reports as needed to develop recommendations for management for use in strengthening control and improving efficiency.
- Other duties and tasks as assigned.

- B.S. in Business Administration or technical field
- M.B.A. desirable

- Number of Overall Years Necessary: 8-12
- Minimum of 3 years demand planning and inventory control
- Prior Management Experience

- Knowledge of purchasing, demand planning and inventory control
- Ability to communicate well orally and in writing (Japanese and business level English)
- Experience with large numbers of SKU’s and extended supply chains
- Proficient knowledge of business software (SAP,APO)
- Working knowledge of logistics concepts (i.e. Lean, six sigma, and TPS)
- Excellent interpersonal skills : comfortable with maintaining relationship with global people 
- MS Office (proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Self-motivated with the ability to work to agreed deadline