Supply Chain Manager

Location Tokyo
Discipline Supply Chain & Procurement
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiatable
Reference 39240


Manufacturer of rail track maintenance



  • Analyze data from shipping and delivery processes to identify bottlenecks and other issues.

  • KPI Evaluation: Evaluate and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) such as cycle time, payment periods, and inventory turnover.

  • Monitor logistics operations to ensure smooth functioning and identify areas for improvement.

  • Inventory Management: Maintain supply chain inventory and records, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.

  • Cost-Effective Solutions: Identify and implement cost-effective solutions to optimize supply chain processes.

  • Proactively resolve issues that may arise, such as delays in delivery or accidents, ensuring minimal disruption to operations.

  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure more profitable deals and strengthen partnerships.

  • Collaborate with and educate colleagues from other departments on effective supply chain management practices.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Supply Chain Management. 

  • Proficiency in using ERP systems such as Dynamics 365, SAP, Infor, or similar platforms. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.). 

  • Experience in dealing with both local Japanese and international suppliers. 

  • Knowledge of import/export customs procedures.

  • Professional proficiency in Japanese 

  • Professional proficiency in English 

  • German language skills are a plus.