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Senior Manager, Finance Operations

Apply now Job no: 609776
Work type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo
Categories: Finance, Manufacturing & Logistics, Customer Service, Asia Pacific, People Manager

Accountability 1:   Leading, developing and maintaining Japan Business Strategy


Ÿ  Facilitate planning and business reviews

Ÿ  Develop and implement processes in line with Cochlear best practice principles

Ÿ  Ensure delivery of agreed customer service levels driving demand for product and services

Ÿ  Initiate business process and productivity improvements driving cost reductions 

Ÿ  Develop and support human resource strategy

Ÿ  Champion regulatory and legal compliance, corporate governance and observance of the code of conduct

Ÿ  Business partner, liaison and audit practice


Accountability 2:   Accounting and Finance responsibilities


Ÿ  Planning, forecasting and budgeting

Ÿ  Daily, weekly, monthly, bi-annual and annual reporting requirements

Ÿ  Analysis and reporting of variations to trends facilitating early warning and transparency

Ÿ  Working capital management minimizing DSO, Inventory carrying and optimizing supplier creditor

Ÿ  Satisfy all local, group, audit and accounting standard reporting requirements

Ÿ  Ensuring development and observance of Travel and entertainment policy


Accountability 3:   General Office and infrastructure administration


Ÿ  Develop and maintain operating procedures

Ÿ  Asset protection and management

Ÿ  Business and insurance risk management

Ÿ  Contract review and administration including leases, licenses and other contracts

Ÿ  Liaison with external groups including suppliers and regional and corporate head office functions 


Accountability 4:   Team performance


Ÿ  Lead and influence team proactively

Ÿ  Champion employee development through leadership by example

Ÿ  Foster team approach and harmony within the Japan team

Ÿ  Reinforce and walk the talk – Cochlear values and best practice

Ÿ  Advocate bi-lingual and culturally appropriate communication



Key competencies:

·        Strong passion to win by all means

·        Customer focus

·        Strong interpersonal skills to influence others without authority

·        Able to work under pressure and ambiguity

·        Self-starter with ability to work independently when required

·        Attention to detail and maintaining deadlines

·        Experience in wider commercial aspects in a small to medium sized company

·        Ability to contribute towards Systems and Process improvements

·        Good understanding of cross cultural working environment


Key Incumbent requirements :


·        Business experience (sales, marketing, operation)

·        Completed CPA or equivalent accounting and / or finance and operations related qualifications

·        Experience in both Finance and Operations in a small to medium size company (Eg US$15-20m & 15-25 staff)

·        5-8 Years commercial experience including profit centre administration

·        Previous people management experience and successful track records

·        Knowledge of how to use software including Microsoft office, SFDC and Oracle

·        Experience in systems implementation an added advantage

·       Experience in foreign Company office-based environment.

·       Balanced English/Japanese language skills (written and oral).


Development Value of this role

·        Opportunity to work in a multinational Australian owned organization,

·        Assuming management responsibility in the Japanese subsidiary 

·        Share in the excitement of bringing new technologies to market

·        Engage in the delivery of life changing technology.

Advertised: Tokyo Standard Time
Applications close: Tokyo Standard Time

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