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[Vision Care] Japan Regional Planning Lead, SUPPLY CHAIN PLAN Demand and S&OP VCC JP

  • Titolo [Vision Care] Japan Regional Planning Lead, SUPPLY CHAIN PLAN Demand and S&OP VCC JP
  • Funzione Supply Chain Planning
  • Sottofunzione Demand Planning
  • Località Chiyoda, Tokyo-To, Japan
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2306144336W
Fai Domanda Ora


The Vision Care Regional Planning Lead is a position within the Vision Care Global Demand Planning organization responsible for Regional Demand and S&OP to IBP Journey

The Regional Planning Lead is accountable for leading and improving the demand planning and IBP processes for his / her region by reducing forecast error, optimizing inventory utilization, and influencing cross-functional partnerships.

The Regional Planning Lead will work closely with the Regional Commercial, Finance, and Deliver organizations to drive IBP maturity, increase forecast accuracy, and orchestrate unconstrained demand conversations, including events such as promotions, NPI launches, and Product discontinuations.

Partnership with global Product Supply and Manufacturing is key:  The Regional Planning Lead will ensure that the established forecasting process is well-defined and that the Demand forecast is generated, reviewed, and validated to enable visibility of product supply requirements.

The Regional Planning Lead will be facilitating the X-functional SC operating model. It will be the commercial interface for all supply chain-related issues and coordinate timely and accurate updates related to product supply.  

The Regional Planning lead will support E2E Director to facilitate the X-functional SC E2E operating model, to help provide accurate updates related to supply.  

Job Scope

The role will cover all aspects of Regional Demand and Integrated Business Planning including:

   Regional Executive IBP

   Market and Regional Forecasting and Demand Shaping (Demand Reviews)

   Short and medium-term Planning (1-18 months)

   LRFP translation into the planning system (18 to 36 months)

   Integration of Financial forecasting with IBP

   Regional Portfolio Management Review

   Scenario Planning & Inventory Optimization

   Regional Planning Metrics and Analytics

   Implementation of Best Practices and tools

Main Duties & Responsibilities

   Collaborate with Regional Commercial, Finance, Deliver and other SC partners to improve overall IBP process, by aligning and preparing/ facilitating PMR, Exec IBP and connection with Financial forecasting.

   Facilitate Market Demand Reviews with the cross-functional teams and ensure forecast accuracy through shared commercial/ supply chain accountability.

   Lead discussions with the market and regional teams (in DRs and Exec IBP) to ensure promotions, special events, and programs are incorporated into regional forecast submissions.

   Ensure Units and NTS are being discussed in all forums

   Translate market intelligence, customer forecast, promotional activity, seasonality, and other internal or external factors that impact demand into the forecast projections.   

   Design and generate a monthly analysis of demand, providing visibility to trends and anomalies to share with key stakeholders to enable better-informed decisions. 

   Identify opportunities to effectively shape demand to influence service and/or cost (i.e. inventory).

   Act as a central point of contact for his / her region for Demand, Supply, or Service-related concerns.

   Prepare, monitor, and report shared metrics (MAPE, BIAS, NTS $, etc.) to Regional and Global management.

   Develop and maintain analytics to support continuous improvement (i.e. trends, forecast ability, Forecast Value Add), developing new and ad hoc reports as required.

   Segment portfolio and apply appropriate techniques to each segment.

   Make recommended adjustments to the forecast based on this information.

   Continuously suggest and lead improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of processes.

   Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.


Education and Experience 


   University Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance or equivalent. MBA in Engineering, business, or equivalent is preferred

   Experience with ERP (SAP, APO, SNP, JDA, etc.) & Advanced Planning Systems

   Min 8 years of business experience with 5 years of experience in Demand, Supply, or Manufacturing Planning, S&OP/ IBP, and/ or Forecasting Experience, Medical Device or Consumer industry preferred


   Planning Certification (APICS/ IBF)

   Green Belt Six Sigma Certification.

   Experience of working in an S&OP environment 

   People Management experience

   Familiarity with relevant legislation – e.g. Import/ Export legislation, GMP, ISO requirements




   Excellent communication skills with the ability to make the complex clear in both written & oral forms. 

   Ability to build strong collaborative teams and relationships, leading cross-functional/ virtual teams where required.

   Persuading and influencing skills

   Flexible approach to work

   Self-directed and able to work with limited supervision

   Ability to influence Director & VP Levels within the organization and in a matrix environment.

   Deep understanding of forecasting techniques.

   In-depth knowledge of analysis and problem-solving techniques.

   Strong understanding of financial valuation

   Strong analytical skills and statistics

   Understanding of trade promotions and marketing plans.


   This role will be based within key VC Regions

   Role will require approx. 10-20% travel     

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Japan strongly recommends prospective employees to complete the COVID-19 vaccination before or as soon as after joining our company to prevent the spread of infection among our employees and people around them as well as our customers and the community we serve, and to ensure our responsibilities are sustainably fulfilled as a healthcare company (except for those who cannot vaccinated with underlying medical conditions and other circumstances).

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