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Supply Chain Optimization Analyst (COE / OpEx)

Req # JR - 046189 Location Tokyo, Japan Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 10/01/2021

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Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

This role is a key change agent for optimization initiatives across End-to-End Supply Chain. The individual will be responsible for providing direction and expertise to Japan Supply Chain Fulfilment team in areas of Warehousing, Transportation and Freight, to enable Japan to drive improvement in achieving better operational profitability ($), efficiency and increased agility. This role will also support Japan's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) development, rollout and governance and provide Analytics support to identify & pin point key focus areas for the Fulfilment organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, maintain and govern Fulfilment team KPI dashboards by building understanding of all supply chain metrics and success measures to drive operational and business performance.
  • Work with department managers to create functionally-owned team KPI dashboards and improve data management processes with data integrity and compliance in mind.
  • Provide coaching and mentor support to fulfilment team members in enabling effective operational performance management as appropriate to their roles and support market in driving accountability/governance processes to improve operational performance.
  • Ownership of data Analytics to:
    • Identify trends, risks and focus area.
    • Identify and support projects & continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Engage teams in management of their own performance vs business objectives
    • Regular review performance gaps and action plans.
  • Work with regional stakeholders to ensure Global and Regional scorecards represent accurate monthly supply chain performance.

  • Govern and drive SC Value Improvement Programme (VIPs) including escalation of risks to pipeline and ensuring project owners are assigned and held accountable.
  • Present opportunities for efficiency gain (Process Improvement) to Fulfilment Leader(s) and market supply chain team and support market in executing continuous improvement projects where appropriately assigned.
  • Drive governance and provide support to the markets’ improvement projects pipeline to minimize and reduce Supply Chain costs as a % of net sales assigned.

  • Support market(s) in the deployment of Regional strategic projects such as TMS, EMS etc and as assigned from Global/Region.
  • Able to provide, present and articulate a deep level of understanding to the market(s) challenges, opportunity areas and key focus area.

  • Support Commercial and Finance colleagues to develop and implement robust financial budgeting and management processes, e.g. MOR, Long Range Planning, Budgeting.  

Work with IT groups to identify and leverage available digital platforms for visual performance tracking (e.g Tableau, Sales Force, etc).

Qualifications

  • At least 5+ years of experience in a data driven insights (analytics) and process optimisation role.
  • Working knowledge of strategy deployment, performance measures and financial/supply chain  platforms.
  • Experience in Transportation, Warehousing and International Freight improvement projects.
  • Experience in engagement with 3rd party logistics providers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience in healthcare industry.
  • Experience of corporate business environments and stakeholder engagement
  • Proficient in English Language

Key Relationships & Stakeholders

Internal

·ISC – within Country/Cluster, Regional and Global

·Finance

·IT

·QA / RA

·Commercial

External

Liaison with external stakeholders as required such as but not limited to logistics service providers.

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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