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Group Manager, Strategic Operations

REQ: REQ-130948 Sales Support/Operations

Panasonic Industrial Devices
  • The Colony, TX, United States
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Panasonic – Group Manager, Strategic Operations

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What You'll Get To Do:

  • Research best practices across the ED
  • Create and implement those best practices and develop materials for staff training
  • Create, Modify, and Review processes and procedures across ED
  • Create and review department budgets. Suggest improvements to drive efficiencies across the ED
  • Create and develop an organization plan - department - that will meet the needs of achieving ED’s Mid-Term Plan without significantly increasing headcount. Implement strategies that introduce automation and enhanced efficiencies for the team
  • Liaison of ED for Japan trading team, pursue strategic efficiency improvement of all business trade structures
  • Strengthen ED’s supply chains by developing and nominating best routing options via trade lanes
  • Create optimum business schemes for strategic business solutions based on sales volumes
  • Enhance cost effectiveness by developing a program to determine the best 3PL providers for ED’s business strategies
  • Review business trading terms with existing customers. Design and implement trading terms with new customers
  • Optimize trade routes for merchandise business
  • Drive localization sourcing efforts collaborating with local and overseas personnel
  • Manage all 3PL - domestic and international - and business operational performance metrics
  • Oversee all warehouses - domestic and international - containing ED merchandise
  • Responsible to schedule physical inventory audits at those warehouses
  • Create audit reports and submit to accounting department
  • Review on-time shipping reports with the goal of minimizing transit times to customers
  • Using customer satisfaction surveys develop or enhance programs to drive customer satisfaction
  • Support ED with other metrics upon request

Group Manager to the following departments and/or functions in coordination with Operations Director - co-manage:

  • Operations
  • Pricing and SAP
  • Administration - office management, ISM reporting, EOS, training, etc.
  • Data Control and DX
  • Legal Support
  • Logistics Strategy

What You'll Bring:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree with MBA desirable
  • 15+ years of experience
  • A senior person who will be able to recruit, grow, and manage a much larger team is required
  • Sales operations experience in solutions / enterprise systems organizations
  • Strong leadership skills, especially with senior solution sales members - each with 15 - 20-years+ experience - and established sales companies and channels • SAP experience required
  • Manufacturing experience is desirable but not mandatory
  • Additional languages desirable
  • position is located in The Colony, Texas.


  • Strong process orientation and familiarity with sales metrics and processes is critical
  • Effective collaboration skills required when working across ED as well as internally with multiple departments


  • Communication with principals at Customers, Panasonic Sales Companies and Panasonic Factories
  • Significant negotiation and persuasion regularly required Other Requirements e.g., working conditions, physical requirements, travel, etc.
  • Up to 25% travel may be required to visit key customers, factories, vendors, or warehouses

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

All applicants are subject to the Company’s mandatory vaccination policy.  All employees are required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

REQ: REQ-130948 Sales Support/Operations

  • The Colony, TX, United States
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