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Danaher Corporation Supply Chain Specialist in Tokyo, Japan

Position Summary:

The Supply Chain Specialist (SCS) has broad ranging responsibilities in all aspects of Supply Chain operations and is responsible for ensuring the business’ day-to-day operations. This role combines analysis and reporting along with hands-on application and continuous process improvement to ensure excellence in the overall performance of the operations. The SCS will provide leadership of the Warehouse/3PL management, Logistics, Inventory, Demand Planning, Purchasing and Customer Service for business in Japan.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

1.1 Customer Service

  • Taking inquiries and providing product and service information.

  • Creating and sending out various documents (invoice, announcement letters, etc.)

  • Raw material preparations required by 3PL.

  • Customer master maintenance: SAP master maintenance with accordance to channel partner (CP) contract terms.

    1.2 Supply Chain

  • Run daily operation of warehousing with 3PL (current Yusen Logistics) for inventory control and order fulfilment.

  • Provide shipment list and backorder list twice a week.

  • Inventory and demo unit management including stock take duties.

  • Demand Planning for capitals based on opportunity and consumable run rate including promotions.

  • Analysis of differences between sales, demand forecasts and actual results and control of excess inventory.

  • Budget forecasting management

  • PO issuance and consolidate all accompanying paperwork for export/import procedure.

  • Liaise closely with local team to ensure standard operating procedure and customer protocols in accordance with the compliance in all areas of responsibility.

  • Material master maintenance: SAP master maintenance with accordance with HQ changes and/or local requirements.

  • Coordination with related departments such as sales, marketing, quality, service and finance.

  • Communication with APAC SC team and SCM team in HQ

    1.3 Operation

  • Working closely with finance controller , marketing and general manager to creat e accurate sales forecast and business plan.

  • Rebate & CP commission consolidation and credit issuance.

  • Communicat e with C P when variance occurs in r ebate & s ell -o ut data.

  • Ensure proper and on-time invoice issuance and revenue recognition of daily shipments and services.

  • Support Accounting with credit/debit issuance for all CP.

  • Support Service with service invoice issuance for repair, spot maintenance.

  • Consolidation of AP/AR statements and creation of consolidated invoice for all CP.

  • Create daily sales (sell-in) report, sales progress.

  • Providing month-end closing reports to support finance (sales revenue, in-transit, non-operating income, differed revenue, rebates & commissions, E&O, etc.)  

    Person Specification:

    Strong sense of personal integrity and leadership, Attention to detail , Ability to multi-task , Team spirit and problem solving abilities, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Remains productive when under pressure, Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work, Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds.


  • Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration or Logistics related field or Accounting.

  • At least 3 years of Supply Chain experience is required; Healthcare experience is preferred.

  • English and Japanese at business level or above

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) - Intermediate level or above

  • Experience with SAP (modules SD, MM, WM, CS)

  • Ability to work independently to implement change in a positive and forward-thinking manner.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, collaborative and promotes teamwork.

  • Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency.

  • Needs to have general knowledge of fundamental contractual legal terms and contract construction and to recognize unacceptable contract language.

    Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .