Associate Manager, West Japan Distribution Center in Tokyo at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

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Job Description

Basic Function

The main responsibility on this role is to manage Distribution Center operations and assist DC Manager.  In order to enhance operational capabilities in cost/efficiency, service, and quality, this position will play a key role to execute the department strategy and deliver results based on the concrete action plans.

Control the DC operation cost and upgrade the operational quality and service level. It is also expected to lead the transformational project in DC based on the company and/or functional strategy to enhance organizational foundation to support further business growth.


  • Work closely with other members including 3PL to enhance DC capability focusing not only on cost competitiveness but also on safety and quality
  • Lead DC project including transformational project as well as various improvement activies
  • Proactively engage with enhancing cost competitiveness of DC operation by identifying opportunities and create concrete action plans to optimize the operation cost to fuel business growth
  • Identifying the improvement opportunity applying technologies to lift our organizational capability 
  • Implement cost/service level/quality metrics for contious improvement working with DC Manager
  • Drive standardization to build better aligned business processes amond concerned departments
  • Work closely and effectively with other functions/teams to drive changes and deliver the results

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • Can demonstrate Stryker value
  • Vender management and negotiation skill
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • PC skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong internal and external customer care mind
  • Work experience for major parcel delivery companies - preferred
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills

Education/Special Training Required

  • Proficiency in Japanese and English – Business level (Preferred)
  • Lean Six Sigma Belt Program trained or certified (Optional)
  • Statistical analysis, Quality Control method (Optional)

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: None

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