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Performance Manager

  • Posted: 13 Feb 2023
  • Operations
  • Tatebayashi
  • Japan

About the job

The mission of performance manager is to drive and improve plant performance in the KPI of SQCDME (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Motivation, and Environment). Main focus will be Cost and Delivery to drive productivity and efficiency.

Understand product making process in deep and find opportunities for improvement, propose concrete solutions, involve stakeholders and managing/controlling the progress of productivity projects.

To drive productivity, setting up right capability and standard system to organizations are expected. Methodology to be used will be Damaway (a.k.a TPM: Total Productive Maintenance) and building capability to use these methodology and tools are required.


Main responsibilities

  • Report plant KPI
  • Build right capability of Damaway / TPM methodologies and tools to plant organization
  • Drive plant productivity / Line efficiency involving other function and key stakeholders
  • Develop N-1 (people development)
  • Support plant budgeting process with PLT (plant leadership team) and finance controller
  • Contribute to plant-wide key activities (e.g. own sub-committee in Safety)


About you

Education background

  •  Bachelor/Master of engineering / chemical engineering / industrial engineering are preferable

Technical Skills and Experiences required

  • Rich experience / skill to manage big data base
  • Data analysis skill using Excel, Power BI and any other data analysis tool
  • Wider knowledge about factory / plant (utility, batch process, filler, packing)
  • Experience to lead TPM (AM, PM, FI, etc)
  • Working in experience in FMCG. Food / Pharmaceutical industry is even better.
  • Communication skill / Teaching skill
  • Japanese / English in business level


Competencies to be successful on the job


  • Strong management and leadership skill
  • Curiosity (flexible to implement new method / technology
  • Ambitious mindset (set stretch ambitious goals and draw road map to achieve there)
  • Commitment to work
  • Mind set not to satisfy with status-quo
  • Presentation skill (doesn’t mean power point technical skill) – how simply summarize issue/opportunity/solution and can use appropriate approach / language (vocabulary) for different type of audience

About us

Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company built on three businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition.


At Danone, we aim to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with our vision - Danone, One Planet. One Health - which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. We deliberately concentrate on high-growth and health-focused categories, and commit to operating in an efficient, sustainable and responsible manner.


Check out the link below to find out more about Danone in Japan.



Danone Japan is a certified B Corporation and is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Marital Status / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Danone Japan doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome