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Vestas Factory

Supply Chain Manager GA & JP 
JP, Tokyo | Management | Full-Time 
| ID: 18494 

At Vestas, we are constantly optimizing the service supply chain in order to deliver on time to our customers, and at the same time have an optimized supply chain with focus on inventory and cost efficiencies. It is an ever developing task in a ever-growing environment.
This role will provide supply chain leadership and deliver operational relevant professional experience to onshore and offshore projects across the Greater Asia and Japan sub region reporting to the Head of service supply chain - ASP. You will supervise a team of over 10 direct reports organizing planning & operations in their respective countries. The role will be responsible for supply chain planning, inventory and logistics operations to deliver value to our customers.


EVP ASP > Region ASP > Warehouse Spares JP



  • Own and deliver on supply chain KPI's (SQDIC) including the contribution to the cost bridge expectations in the business.
  • Supervise a team supply chain professional to implement a E2E Supply chain planning & operations across the region (Front desk, Sourcing, Inventory & Procurement, Forecasting & Planning, Warehouse and Transport) 
  • Bring and support the SIOP initiatives to improve the overall planning performance in global and SBU region.
  • Improve the status quo on the supply chain operations model and engage in creative thinking, which will bring relevant skills, enhance business growth, reduce cost, and bring value for Vestas customers.
  • Engage employees to embrace a 'Vestas safety first culture' in all that we implement in the supply chain operations.
  • Team management and development - Supervise, coach, and develop direct reports based on Vestas Leadership Model.
  • Establish a management operating system (Daily/Weekly Connect) that ensures seamless communication flow and monitoring of the relevant KPI's for the team.
  • Liaise with service directors, site managers & planners, sales, onshore and offshore construction project teams, IT, external consultants, and other business stake holders to understand business requirements and supervising change. 
  • Engage with procurement and supply chain providers to deliver on the transportation & distribution network optimization plans in the GA & JP region


  • 8-12 years of overall supply chain experience in a similar industry. 
  • More than 4 years' experience in growing teams and supervising senior stakeholders across countries in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Exposure of working with 3PL warehouse & external transport providers 
  • Prior experience globally established projects and change management initiatives will be an added advantage.
  • Post-Graduation in Operations/Supply Chain from a premier Institute. 
  • Solid understanding and experience of supply chain concepts, change management, team management is essential to the achievement of this role. 
  • Constant exploration of best practices in supply chain technology landscape.



  • Demonstrates effective communication to all levels of the business
  • Motivating the status quo.
  • Great stakeholder and change management skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of analytics proficiency.
  • Ability to work on ambiguity to provide clarity.
  • Not restricting himself/herself within the roles & responsibilities boundaries and willingness to reach out for getting things done• Cross cultural understanding is necessary
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills in English.

What We Offer

We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment at a well-known producer of wind turbines. We highly value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. 
You will become part of a highly professional environment with a skilled business commitment.
Our working environment is informal, and you will get a interesting opportunity to influence your own position in a rapidly developing environment. 


Additional information

Primary work location could be Japan, Vietnam, or Taiwan. 5 days a week.
We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.
Please be advised to apply on or before the 30th September 2021.

About Vestas

Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 


Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensures equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 


At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day-to-day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organization.


Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels.