Warehouse Manager

Tokyo, Tokyo
13 Oct 2016
26 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Vestas SSC provides processing services to Vestas businesses around the world, mainly in Finance & Accounting, Master Data Management, Procurement, Global Service Support Center and Remote Operations Center.

Regional Operations & Warehouse
APC Operations

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for Managing, leading and developing Vestas warehouse and logistical operations in the region of NSEA. Primary focus upon Japan and South Korea. Including managing and guiding 3rd party warehousing and logistical operations providers in accordance with Vestas leadership model.
  • Ensuring alignment across functions in the NSEA region (Order handling, Sourcing & procurement, Forecast & Planning and Transport & Logistics).
  • Follow up on KPI's and maintain daily management board in all warehouse locations.
  • Primary responsibility and focus on Safety.
  • Responsibilities also include staffing, warehouse operations and P&L reporting.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all operations functions, coordinate monitor and measure the operations activities, implement effective methods and procedures throughout, manage operational equipment and resources.
  • Lead and manage QSE compliance in relation to role.
  • Develop and foster "Safety First" culture. Implement Vestas safety policy and ensure compliance.
  • Ensure all operations are aligned with Vestas sustainability.
  • Ensure the strategy deployment & improvement plans at operational level.
  • Direct and coordinate operations within Supply Chain Management guidelines.
  • Work with department heads to insure coordination of purchasing, storage, and shipping in timely and most cost efficient manner. Execute ramp-up, ramp-down.
  • Ensure operations are operating effectively, efficiently and lean.
  • Develop and manage quality improvement initiatives. Follow up with stakeholders as applicable.
  • Manage inventory reporting and physical count process for the operations (stock count etc).
  • Maintain a focus on stable operations and operational consistency.
  • Manage, direct and provide leadership to all operational aspects of warehouse (e.g. 5 S, 5 WHYs, capital expense, quality, logistics, cost and time management etc.)
  • Interact closely with all stakeholders when developing and executing inventory strategies. Especially Service and Construction Departments.
  • Ensure best practice sharing.
  • Report on all aspects of performance.
  • Develop annual warehousing budgets to meet Vestas forecasted growth. Budget control/cost down for warehouse operations and logistics.

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or similar discipline. Preferred but not essential
  • Trade qualification or Diploma in Engineering Mech/Elec.
  • 7 or more years warehousing or distribution management experience.
  • 10 or more years supervisory / management experience.
  • 10 or more years in a manufacturing, distribution, engineering or service organization.
  • Six Sigma green belt certification (or higher) would be highly regarded but is not essential.

  • A mechanically minded person with strong technical skills (Engineer or technician background would be ideal) Strong knowledge of business disciplines (operations, finance, supply chain,logistics etc,).
  • Experience of working within the wind industry (ex-technician) would be highly regarded.
  • Fluent in English and Japanese. Korean would be highly regarded but is not essential.

What we offer:

A challenging and rewarding role and opportunity to join the growing renewables industry.

Additional information:

Primary work location will be based at the Japan warehouse. With regular visits to the Japan office and sites as required. Approximately 50 days travel P/A to facilitate visits to NSEA warehousing and logistical locations.
Flexibility to accommodate nature of business (Turbine down orders and holiday coverage. Will be part of Japan WH roster to cover on rotational basis.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 75 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.