Location: Japan - Tokyo
Salary: 6500000 - 11000000 JPY
Job Function: Production Control/Demand Planning
Reference: JO-180115-144847
Industry: Life Sciences & Healthcare
Sub-Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical company, which operates in more than 140 countries all over the world, is looking for a Senior Demand Planning Specialist.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Creates an unconstrained consensus forecast for the market / cluster in monthly buckets (statistical modelling and adjustments) 
  • Maintains demand parameters for the portfolio, manage baseline, upside and downside scenarios 
  • Assesses trends, risks and opportunities together with the commercial teams 
  • Reviews gaps to financial plan 
  • Monitors forecast consumption vs demand and work with fulfilment managers to respond to forecast evolution during the cycle 
  • Escalates short term demand issues (unavoidable demand) to fulfilment planners / managers 
  • Performs forecast performance analysis 
  • Provides input to Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing, new and phase out products
  • B.A or M.A degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Satistics is prefered
  • Business level of English and Japanese
  • 5 years of experience in Demand Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Proficiency in use of Manugistics/SAP
  • Proven ability to summarize and simplify complicated data set with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-functionally across all levels within the organization