Reliability Manager

Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

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Sep 7, 2021
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Job Description

Our Manufacturing Division consists of 2 manufacturing departments, IPT-1(solid dosage mainly) & IPT-2(vaccine & sterile mainly). The reliability Engineering(RE) department belongs to IPT-1 but is accountable to support both 2 IPTs and Logistics team in order to drive stability for product supply to customers/patients by providing professional maintenance & daily troubleshooting. The RE department covers all manufacturing processes (Formulation, Inspection, Packaging, Warehousing) and is accountable for new manufacturing process installation in some cases.

The position requires passion, energy, and strong leadership as well as technical Manufacturing expertise & management process. And expectations to be;

Set clear Vision & Strategy for RE team aligning with IPT’s/Site’s and drive results

Drive GEMBA Centric Culture with daily KAIZEN/interactions collaborating with all operations/support functions

Drive operational excellence, identify and support Operational improvement activities and mindset with healthy unsatisfactory in status quo

Drive personal operational ownership and accountability for all operators and Teach and Coach operators to improve their skillset for timely & proper troubleshooting

Manage & Develop Reliability Engineering staff & develop a high-performance team

The position has 9 direct reports including 1 senior engineer. Travel could be 10% or less.


Provide technical/professional support on daily troubleshooting & improvement to all Manufacturing operations and implement professional maintenance for the site manufacturing process. 

Ensure Manufacturing Efficiency without compromising Compliance & Safety.

Prioritize Maintenance-related risks, and develop and assist with implementing corrective and preventive action plans. Monitor and communicate the overall status of plans to IPT-1 Lead/Site Management. 

Proactively identify improvement opportunities and collaborate with Operations/ Logistics/ Engineering/and Quality/EHS personnel to leverage best practices and drive continuous improvement efforts.

Ensures that maintenance programs are in place to maintain 100% GMP compliance.

Provide technical support for new projects and modifications to ensure proper design review, as well as routine /maintenance evaluation after process/equipment, is installed/implemented.

Conduct periodical Professional maintenance with vendors. 

Manage budget for RE expenses related to Maintenance and HeadCount in the team.



Technical related Bachelor's degree 

Previous experience in leading project teams with and/or without managerial responsibility is advantageous 

Clear and recognizable understanding of the processes, equipment, and methods

Proven ability to develop sustainable cooperative professional relationships on all levels of the organization 

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills 

High ethical standards, being a role model of business compliance and integrity 

Proven ability to prioritize, focus on and obtain business results 

Demonstrated analytical and logical problem-solving abilities 

Flexibility to perform multiple, complex tasks simultaneously to efficiently support the business 

Fluency in written and spoken in both Japanese and English


Business Acumen

Relevant professional certification(s) in Manufacturing, Safety or Quality

Lean/Six Sigma experience desirable 

Robust skills interpreting and applying regulatory frameworks such as EU OSHA, OHSAS 18000, EPA, ISO, NFPA, ICH/GMP related, etc. 

Pharmaceutical company experience is not mandatory if there is Manufacturing, Engineering, or Maintenance program experience, and may fit with FMCG or automobile company experience. Lean Six Sigma or KAIZEN activity lead experience is strongly preferred. 

Team Management, manufacturing, process improvement, Quality Control, Engineerin g
Japanese Level
Business Level
English Level
Business Level
Annual Income
¥12M - 15M


1050021 Tokyo, Japan

Lead Consulting Group


Tokyo, Japan

About Us

Lead Consulting Group is an executive recruitment consultancy company based in Japan.

We work closely with multinationals, midsize to small companies, governments, and educational institutions in the areas of human capital management and related services.

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