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Logistics Manager

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Tokyo, Japan

  • Chance to join a global biotechnology company with good work life balance

  • Develop your people management skills, leading a team of 5

About Our Client

Our client is a well-known global biotechnology company headquartered in the USA. They have over 1,000 employees in Japan, and have achieved stable growth year on year. They are a world leader in providing healthcare companies with the tools needed to advance their research in order to make the world healthier

Job Description

Manages or oversees the carrier selection and evaluation program. Makes recommendations as appropriate for optimal transportation modes, carriers, routing, equipment, or frequency.

Negotiates or oversees the negotiation of freight rates, logistics and services agreements, and monitors trends in shipping patterns and lane utilization to minimize overall net freight costs.

Analyzes distribution and logistical problems to develop solutions including hardware and software applications that drive accuracy, efficiency, and customer loyalty.

Maintains Import/Export systems and processes, provides guidance and direction to the Import/Export team, and implements best or leading practices to ensure compliance with local, US, and corporate regulatory or legal requirements.

Identifies and drives PPI (Practical Process Improvement) initiatives to maximize efficiencies, performance, revenue, profitability, and service levels

Implements and maintains a quality/failure escalation process for tracking and ensuring prompt resolution of customer service issue and product quality improvement

Supports the leadership team in improvement project idea generation, project chartering, action planning and implementation

Identifies and implements operational metrics and KPIs to drive the logistics organization to improve services levels and productivity

Leads the initiative to standardize processes and document procedures within the logistics and import/export functions

The Successful Applicant

In depth understanding of international and domestic transportation regulations. Strong understanding of global business and trade compliance.

Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop action plans that ensure efficient, lean, and effective processes are in place to produce quality delivery of goods and services.

Experience with documenting and systematically maintaining process procedures and formulating, documenting, communicating, administering, and monitoring adherence to company policies and rules.

Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant logistics related savings year on year.

The ability to influence at all levels of the organization

The ability to see bigger picture and envision step-change scenarios

A collaborative approach

Excellent interpersonal, time management, decision-making and conflict management skills

High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct

Fluent Japanese and Business Level English

What's on Offer

A competitive salary of up to 11M JPY

A great working environment with a good work life balance


More Info / Apply

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