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Material Req Planning Supervisor

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Location: Singapore, State Not Specified, Singapore
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2020

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Job Description


We are looking for a highly skilled versatile individual with experience in a dynamic Supply chain environment.  We have a new opportunity within an existing facility in Singapore, supporting a new customer base, predominantly but not limited to the Japanese Market. Dealing with predominantly but not limited to Japanese Suppliers supporting a $multi million Aftermarket Business.  We require a  candidate to be fluent in the Japanese language, both written and oral.  You will also have 3 years Supply chain experience.  You will be familiar with stock replenishment programmes and have experience in monitoring and improving Supplier Performance.


This is an excellent opportunity to help support the growth of the Perkins Aftermarket business by providing expertise in Material Planning and Expediting in support of businesses Critical Success Factors. This role interacts directly with suppliers and there is strong attention centred on relationship building and customer focus.




The Material Planning function is responsible for a variety of predominantly Japanese based suppliers who have limited or no English Language skills. Primary responsibilities include:


  • Placing order schedules in line with recommendations from the forecasting system
  • Creating and placing Purchase Orders
  • Recommendations for optimal Stock holding, reducing inventory yet increasing service levels
  • Development of processes to enhance productivity.
  • Expediting, deferring and cancelling schedules
  • Supplier performance management
  • Supporting the Businesses Management Critical Success Factors. 
  • Produce and deliver key KPI/SLA’s
  • Support and sustain Operating Systems including ISO standards.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the business. 

Additional responsibilities include project work as required to support new initiatives and to enhance efficiencies to current material control processes. 




The candidate must have the interpersonal and planning skills to manage supplier review meetings, including developing and delivering action plans to enhance supplier performance. Also being confident in liaising with internal departments such as Customer Services and Purchasing


Key competencies required.


  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Highly numerate
  • Fluent in both written and oral Japanese
  • Initiating action
  • Customer Focus
  • Analytical skills and problem solving
  • Planning and organising – time and priority management





  • PC skills – manipulating data in word and excel, Must have superior Microsoft Excel skills, being proficient at V-Look ups, macros etc.
  • Fluent Japanese, both written and oral.
  • The candidate must be comfortable in a data-driven environment..
  • Ability to adapt to change and fast moving business requirements
  • Ability to work on own initiatives
  • Good team player with excellent problem solving skills
  • Flexible and responsible attitude and approach
  • Ability to project professionalism and confidence at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to influence and initiate change
  • Outstanding time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to create, interpret and analyse data
  • Produce, develop and read reports



  • Recognised supply chain qualifications.
  • Min 5 years in customer focussed environment.

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Nov 2, 2020