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Demand Manager – CHC

date posted 06/30/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2636700
location Tokyo, Japan

Role & Responsibility

  • Contribute business growth by offering better service and optimizing financials by driving IBP (S&OP) each key step with key stakeholders
  • Lead demand planning and inventory optimization with team members to be accountable
  • Sales tracking and monitoring to assess service risks for recovery plan
  • Escalate supply risk, align sales allocation plan with sales team and deploy required reporting until recovered
  • 100% hands on - Non-People manager
  • Support head of SCBP and Head of Planning for entire operation management and process development


1.Demand Planning – Key Brands

  • Based on sales consensus forecast, lead DRP (Distribution Requirement Planning) for manufacturing site and purchasing from CMOs
  • Ensure delivery of products as promised to offer stable supply to business
  • Support head of planning to lead key steps of IBP (S&OP)

2.NPD / Artwork Change

  • Lead project commercialization to ensure stable supply in market as planned and track actual sales and inventory risk vs launch plan

3.SKU Rationalization

  • Lead SKU rationalization analysis and alignment with commercial and finance team based on global guideline


  • Update monthly inventory projection by what if scenario and plan actions to fill gap vs budget
  • Conduct annual safety stock review and define right coverage level of each SKU to align with commercial team

5.Excess & Obsolete

  • Highlight risks of E&O in the future and create mitigation plans in collaboration with the business team, manufacturing locations and local distribution team

6.Project Management

  • lead implementation of SAP and KINAXIS, demand planning tool as a stream lead working with super users in planning team and key stakeholders

7.KPI Management

  • Service Level, Inventory, write off provision, operating cost


  • Local Management Team
  • Finance
  • Marketing & Trade
  • Sales
  • Portfolio Mgmt.
  • Plant Supply Chain; Production Planning, Artwork
  • External Manufacturing
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • R&D

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Overall supply chain knowledge and Inventory optimization methods
  • IBP (S&OP) process
  • General FMCG market


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Project management
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills to manage stakeholders
  • Fluent in Japanese and English

Formal Education And/or Experience Required:

  • University degree or knowledge equivalent to it
  • More than 5 years’ work experience in supply chain
  • Working Experience in Pharmaceutical or FMCG
  • Experience using SAP

Knowledge and Skills Desirable but Not Essential:

  • Demand Planning Tool is Plus– KINAXIS, APO, Magnetics. etc.
  • Finance and basic accounting knowledge are plus
  • Manufacturing experience is plus
  • Working experience in international companies with matrix organization

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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