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Global Demand Planner, Vegetable Seeds - Downers Grove, Illinois

Company: Syngenta International Ag
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 12, 2020

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Job Description - Global Demand Planner, Vegetable Seeds - Downers Grove, Illinois (18021350)

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Global Demand Planner, Vegetable Seeds - Downers Grove, Illinois - ( 18021350 )

Description

Syngentais a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringingplant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countrieswork together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing morefood with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplaceenvironment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative andtrusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of ourcustomers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. Nomatter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding theworld and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future ofagriculture.

About Us

Weinvite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believeevery employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking careof our planet. To support that challenge, the Global Vegetable Seeds team iscurrently seeking a Global Demand Planner for Vegetable Seeds located in DownersGrove, Illinois. As the Global Demand Planner, you will lead the demandplanning process of new and existing products across regions and species andlead associated change management initiatives.

Youwill help shape the future of agriculture by:

Leadingcollaborative demand planning process for Vegetable Seeds.

Managing the processes of demand planning and exceptionmanagement, Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) management, and standardized pricingmanagement to ensure that the activities are done in the same way across theregions

Establishing the Global Sales and Operations process

Supporting the Global Commercial Unit Heads with qualityinsights about the forecast changes

Providing process documentation for the global demandrelated processes: MAPS, demand planning, security stock, and crop release

Actively challenging and seeking to improve the planningprocesses

Accountabilities Leadcollaborative demand planning process for vegetable seeds across regionsbetween Commercial, Marketing, Supply Operations and Finance to drive alignmentaround business priorities and enable effective decision-making

Reportand monitor defined demand planning Key Performance Indicators and metrics, andproactively recommend and drive improvement initiatives

Facilitateand coordinate the biannual Crop release meetings

Activelycommunicate to and support the Global Crop Unit Heads in optimizing sales andgross profit as well as managing optimal inventory levels

Mentor andsupport the regional demand planning teams, driving best practice across thegeographies as needed

Lead and improve the global demand planning process

Ensurethat the critical demand planning processes and tools are designed and functionas efficiently as possible and implemented globally

Serveas technical expert in matters concerning forecasting tool, process and systemintegration with Production and Supply, Finance

Establishforecast accuracy and demand uncertainty Key Performance Indicators

Collateand analyse demand change drivers and assumptions for review and discussion inthe global crop release meetings

Provideinsights about the forecast changes based on available reports to support theGlobal Crop Unit Heads for the Crop release meetings and other ad-hoc requests

Establish pricing tool and standardize the pricing process across regionsin alignment with the forecast process

Be the global tool expert of theglobally used tools like Integrated Business Planning, SKU tools and act as thementor and the “go to people” for the regions

Qualifications Requirements

Bachelorof Science Degree (Masters preferred) preferably in Computer Science,Statistics, Math, Supply Chain Management or equivalent combination ofeducation and experience

5+ years’experience in a Demand Planning or Demand Management, Commercial Operations,Marketing or Supply Chain roles

Abilityto operate statistical analysis tools, Enterprise Resource Planning systems andplanning systems

Visasponsorship is not available for this position

Preferred Requirements Understanding ofVegetables industry, value chain and dynamics

Ability to lead cross functional teams by influence

Advanced analytical skills

Abilityto communicate effectively and create relationships across functions andregions

Understandingof global strategy and implementing with region specificities

Strongcommunication and presentation skills

What We Offer: Full Benefit Package(Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do

401k plan with companymatch, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution

Paid Vacation, 12 PaidHolidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, WellnessPrograms, Corporate Discounts among others

A culture that promoteswork/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-orientedevents throughout the year

Syngentais an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons ofrace, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation,marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)

EmployeePolygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

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