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Demand & Supply Planning Manager

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Our Mission


At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities.

We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of 3.1 billion euros (in 2023). Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.

To strengthen our team we are looking for:



Demand & Supply Planning Manager (m/f/d)

Tokyo (Japan)


Your Mission


Manage demand and supply planning, ensuring maximum customer service at the lowest possible overall cost to the business. Contribute actively as a member of SCM team in order to achieve the company’s objectives.


What you will do



Demand planning,

  • Develop accurate, high quality short-mid-long term sale forecast for the individual SKU by detailed analysis of baseline data and update of sales/marketing information.
  • Keep high forecast accuracy level with detailed gap analysis and action plans.
  • Lead discussion of all major forecast change in S&OP and get the consensus among the members.
  • Weekly upload of the forecast into SAP.
  • Develop accurate NPD forecast with business development team.


Supply Planning

  • Make monthly/weekly sourcing plan based on rolling forecast, stock, MOQ and lead-time to keep the adequate stock level.
  • Check any changes of demand closely and adapt it to sourcing plan.
  • Place an order weekly to HQ and overseas facilities. Closely check the loading quantity, open quantity and delivery schedule.
  • Take prompt actions for the production or shipping delay to avoid the shortage.
  • Provide the available timeline of the NPD to the NPD team.


Import operation

  • Monitor route, lead-time, freight for the ocean shipment and request HQ/overseas facilities to choose the most efficient one.
  • Manage all relevant documents for import operation and schedule the earliest customs clearance with the forwarder.
  • Arrange for the food inspection required for the import.
  • Manage EPA/TPP tasks.


Inventory control

  • Monitor stock level daily and monthly by checking each item to see if there is a risk of out of stock and slow moving.
  • Discuss how to deal with the excess/slow moving stock with cross function team and make the prompt action plans.
  • Manage quarterly and year-end stock counting.


What we expect from you


  • University graduate
  • Fluent Japanese and English
  • Experience of import of food products
  • Minimum 5years experience in a similar position, preferably in an international environment


Following personal competencies:

  • Organizational, time management, multi-tasking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team spirits and team player
  • Quality and customer oriented
  • Analytical, strong drive for accuracy and results
  • Excellent IT skills (SAP, Excel, Power Point)



What you can expect from Puratos

We are a warm family company with a historical growth track record and a clear long-term vision for the future. We promote a caring, trustful and respecting work environment by putting people first.


We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal

opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.

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