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Supply Chain Director-Japan


Tokyo, JP, 103-0001

REQ ID:  37523

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

Position Summary


We have an exciting Supply Chain Director leadership job opportunity available in our Japan site. This position will report to the Supply Chain Director, Asia and will ensure smooth running of the Japan Supply Chain inclusive of demand & supply planning, logistics operations, 3rd party warehouse operations, and internal warehouse & quality management functions.


The successful candidate will take accountabilities including efficient supply chain operations to meet business requirements of on time availability of products, the most efficient inventory management, cost, quality.  The position is expected to define and deliver against Continuous Improvement and Productivity targets in conjunction with the Business Areas served, by ensuring the Services level consistently delivers as per the plan.

Principle Accountability


Overall Objectives:

  1. Ensure and co-ordinate efficient and reliable supply of all SEE offerings [Food, Protective, APS, IFS, etc]. Products are mostly supplied from outside of Japan, from Sealed Air manufacturing plant or 3rd party vendors overseas. 
  2. Communication and negotiation with global team about supply plan and demand requirement.
  3. Ensure reasonable level of inventory at warehouse in Japan and execution of inventory count.
  4. Management of supply chain team in Japan, consists of logistics (demand planning, import logistics coordination), 3rd party warehouse, Sealed Air Japan warehouse, as well as providing leadership to the local technical and quality compliance team.
  5. Ensure correct operation to meet the regulations, SOX requirements, and all other audit related matters.

What are we looking for in an "ideal" candidate?


  • The ideal candidate for the role will likely to have a university degree and at least 10 years of experience in supply chain management.
  • In addition, the individual should have strong leadership skills, strong communication and influencing abilities, proficient level of both oral and written English, experience in the management of a team of at least 5 members. and proven track record in ERP transactions, SAP would be preferrable.

Why work at Sealed Air?


  • We have a very diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Our over 16K employees are located in over 56 countries and territories globally, representing a broad diversity of cultures, languages, ethnicities, genders, and races.
    • We continuously strive to improve our workplace diversity in many ways and to understand and ultimately achieve a supportive, inclusive culture across the globe.
  • We invest in developing our people.
    • Sealed Air invests in the development of its people through a number of initiatives such as an online learning portal, role-specific technical skills training, management and leadership training, executive succession planning, tuition reimbursement benefits, and early career rotation programs.
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits programs.
    • We are committed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and to differentiate rewards based on performance.
    • We review our compensation and benefit programs around the world ensuring they offer market-competitive compensation and meaningful benefits.
    • We believe that investing in our employees results in increased engagement, satisfaction, and retention, which in turn, supports the achievement of our business strategy to be a high-performing, world-class company.

Requisition id: 37523 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

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