Material Resource Planning - AS443MW

Work location

Komaki, Aichi, Japan

Qualification requirements

A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required and programme management experience is an advantage.
The successful candidate will have a supply chain background and experience of working within the supply chain.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate:
 •  Good understanding of planning and control processes, capacity planning, coupled with logistics knowledge
 •  Experience in SAP Production Module a distinct advantage
 •  Self-motivation and the ability to self-start
 •  Proven ability to influence across company boundaries through collaborative team work
 •  Excellent communication skills and the ability to discuss issues with all level of business, both within the Company and externally
 •  Japanese language skills is desirable, although not compulsory
 •  Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working
 •  Understands and operates Supplier Relationship Management
 •  Shop floor management experience is a huge advantage


 • To ensure customer demand is fulfilled in full and on time
 • To be the initial point of contact and operate effective supplier relationships with the external supply chain
 • To avoid,reduce,or mitigate risk in delivering the right parts to the customer
 • To be ERP process and system compliant

Scope of responsibilities

 • To respond to demand changes by providing the SMTM (Supplier Mgmt Team Manager) with the implications of meeting customer requirements in line with the company Commitment Acceptance (Sales & Operations Planning) process
 • To ensure the maintenance of component planning data (e.g., master lead time and transactional dynamic data) that will enable a cascade of demand through the supply chain resulting in a committed plan
 • To plan and manage stock across the supply chain ensuring levels specified are maintained and used in the appropriate order and time frame
 • To ensure specified supplier delivery commitments are reflected in SAP,respond to supplier enquiries and manage adherence of schedule lines and exception messages to ensure delivery to plan,including new parts introduction in line with all the relevant processes including use of the supply chain pro-forma
 • To be process compliant through the use of company standard systems, processes and reports to resolve potential delivery hazards
 • To be the primary interface and lead operational relationships with suppliers to lead and coordinate all improvement activity associated with planning, control, inventory, delivery and lead time
 • To lead business reviews with suppliers ensuring that both the suppliers and company requirements are being met, considering the impacts of quality, total cost, and delivery on the SMT. To ensure these reviews are supported by other appropriate functions as required
 • To ensure paperwork and information transfer in relation to all part movements are compliant with business and regulatory requirements
 • Ensure resolution of unverified invoice queries relating to schedule changes and goods receipt, and liaise with buyer to ensure resolution of any price blocked invoices
 • Manage new product introductions (as agreed with the New Products Team) including contracted supplier logistical obligations and resolution of any programme delivery issues / risks
 • To provide input to Product Change Board (PCB) meetings affecting parts assigned to ensure design decisions are made based on an accurate analysis of the supply chain
 • To support the supply chain design through the production readiness process as a single point of contact with a supplier and coordinate meeting schedules with assigned suppliers
 • To manage and coordinate delivery issues, reporting shortages and recovery programmes to meet plans. Manage the impact of and escalate issues as required
 • As part of business review, understand load and capacity constraints within a supplier that may impact performance and delivery
 • Support the master scheduler through the SORB process to obtain commitment acceptance with suppliers for their part number portfolio
 • When required, accountable for working across the various functions to ensure consistent and clear supplier communications, and responsible for coordinating with senior visits


Minimum 2,000 yen/hour, depending on experience

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