Head of APAC Distribution

Posted 26 Mar 2024

Shanghai, Shanghai - China

Req Id 273387


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Your Role:

  • You will be a dynamic leader, experienced in supply chain and distribution. A result driven change leader, you will be excited to lead our organization from good to great. This is a wide-reaching role in a complex area of Distribution, with over a billion euros of impacted revenue, and we are looking for someone with the background, talent, and future potential to have an exceptional impact from day one. 
  • Lead and manage all distribution activities in Asia Pacific (current locations include India, China, Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines) with a focus on maximizing the customer’s experience.
  • Responsible for EHS in the distribution network where creation of an interdependent safety culture is paramount with a strict adherence to policies and procedures (Legal, Local and Corporate requirements)
  • Quality and compliance - this role will ensure that a culture of zero risk exists where all colleagues follow the relevant procedures and policies daily and the sites are always ready for customer and regulatory audits.
  • Customer Service: Working in partnership with the Supply Chain, Customer Service, and Trade Compliance/Regulatory teams to maximize On Time in Full (OTIF) and Shipped on Time (SOT) metrics to the final customer.
  • Cost: Ensure that the drive for efficiency is seen in the context of our other guiding principles – Safety / Quality / Regulatory Compliance / Service. This role will need to constantly challenge cost to ensure that the distribution centers are operating efficiently with a focused set of Key Performance Indicators.
  • Strategy: Continue to evolve the distribution strategy and network design to maximize speed and service to the customers while balancing running costs and inventory
  • Capital Investment: Ensure ongoing and appropriate investment in infrastructure and equipment to meet safety, quality, and capacity requirements.
  • Fosters cooperation, learning and best practice deployment across sites while keeping abreast of regulatory requirements that may impact planning and execution of distribution, quality, and compliance activities.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree – preferred in business and/or supply chain.
  • 10+ years’ professional experience within Distribution and Supply Chain (ideally in Life Science, Pharma or FMCG industries).
  • Strong project management experience is ideal (i.e., managing complex integrated projects and meeting tight deadlines).
  • Experience with dangerous goods and regulated products would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively across a matrix organization.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and networking skills.
  • Ability to operate in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong leadership attributes.
  • Proven ability to develop and lead a large team.
  • Regional and international experience
  • Fluent in English

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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