Distribution Center (DC) Operations Specialist (24 months contract)

Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 37.5
Role Number:200093048
At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Imagine what you could do here! We have an opportunity for a FG/DC Operations Specialist. In this role, you will have responsibility for supporting the Japan Distribution Center (DC) manager and warehouse operations to service our routes to market. You will provide support for the day-to-day operations, and work with the warehouse vendor so as to drive performance and operational capabilities. We invite you to join us on this journey and help us leave the world better than we found it.

Key Qualifications

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in logistics or supply chain with in-depth functional knowledge of key logistics processes
  • Equipped with strong business and operations knowledge within the relevant field. Including, but not limited to, B2C, Retail operations
  • Strong vendor management skills and working experience with major 3PLs in APAC
  • Highly adaptable and resilient to the challenges of a dynamic environment
  • Effective time management, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-pace, information-sensitive environment with tight deadlines
  • Creative thinker with a practical approach to problem solving and process improvement
  • A distinct passion for operations with good analytical skills; should have the ability to evaluate, analyze and present data
  • Excellent communication, social and negotiation skills
  • Ability to establish effective links in a cross-functional team
  • Positive energy and attitude with a thirst for personal growth
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel preferred
  • SAP, Business objects (or equivalent) and database skills will be an advantage
  • As this job is in direct relation to operational volumes, flexibility on working hours is occasionally required


・Manage the 3PLs SLA performance, warehouse spent, SOW compliance in accordance to Apple’s requirements ・Drive the 3PLs towards operation excellence in areas including operations execution, losses and damage, continuous improvement program, inventory accuracy ・Collaborate with 3PLs during key events such as new product launches, store opening to ensure a detailed and successful execution ・Assess and facilitate region-wide change management programs ・Support the cross-functional teams in capital projects as the Subject Matter Expert ・Develop executable BCPs within the supply chain network ・Responsible for regional reporting ・Any projects & tasks as required

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

Additional Requirements