Supply Network Senior Manager - Global Business Process Lead MES / MTE (GBPE)

Date:  Dec 22, 2021
Location:  Tokyo
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location: Tokyo
Division:  Business Transformation Dept.
Job level: Manager
Report to: Group Manager
Contract type: Full time


Key Objectives of the Role


The Global Business Process Expert for Manufacturing Execution designs and maintains the Global MES business process model in Apriso and the interaction with S4 Hana. This role includes the responsibility to contribute all activities within the Global MES Process team and MTE process team for S4. There, together with Site Process Architects, the Global Business Process Expert (MES) defines standards on the best practice manufacturing process flows. This includes site process alignments on the global business process model. In addition the Global Business Process Expert (MES/MTE) supports the sites during global manufacturing process deployments by delivering manufacturing execution process expertise and knowledge, process and application training as well as project support. During a site MES deployment, the Gl Busin. Proc. Experts (MES) works as the key user and represents the Global MES Business Team.


To support global process definitions, the GBP Expert (MES) works with Site Process Architects to identify, define priorities and implement best practice processes that deliver value through the implementation of MES configuration and functionality. As a member of the highly collaborative Focus team, the Gl Busin. Proc. Expert (MES) will provide mentoring and advice to other team members within the MES Process Team how to own the global process model


Key Responsibilities


  • Global SN process design for Apriso MES and S4 Hana MTE area
  • Apriso global core model implementation and deployment to regions
  • S4 Hana global implementation, maintenance, and process owner for MTE Pillar
  • Propose customization to global process where there is business benefit
  • Quantify, document and monitor benefits of process improvements through S4/HANA
  • Support planning, coordination and execution of conference room pilots and other related workshops involving IT and regional business process leads and end-users
  • Work with other pillars to ensure interaction of MTE with FTS, OTC, RTR, and ITD
  • Understand and guide the design of interface between S4 Hana and Apriso MES system




Competency / Qualification, Education, Experiences etc.


  1. Degree level qualification in the manufacturing industry (e.g. Value Engineer, Process Engineer) or equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consist fluent in English þ
  2.  5-8 years’ experience within a Manufacturing Site
  3. Strong knowledge of Quality Standards and Quality Operations
  4. Deep experience in process design and process analysis
  5. Strong knowledge of MES operations and MES applications
  6. Experience working within an agile, matrix organized team
  7. Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes
  8. Knowledge of Apriso – Preferred
  9. Knowledge of S4 Hana – Preferred


Other Requirements


  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, peers, management and cross-functional areas, to clearly and concisely communicate (written and oral) technical information to non-technical audience, to process owner relationship development skills and facilitation skills with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Draw out information and develop in-depth understanding of complex processes
  • Determine/refine business requirements
  • Manage time effectively, to meet schedules and deadlines, to work under time pressure, and to pay close attention to detail
  • Analyze and identify process alternatives to meet the objective to standardize the processes
  • Constantly seek and acquire knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Drive and force decision processe
  • Experience in identifying assumptions, constraints, dependencies and risks
  • Strong knowledge of process design
  • Facilitation of meeting and workshops
  • Demonstrated thirst for keeping abreast of standardization of manufacturing best practice processes


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