Demand Planner – Crop Protection & Seeds

Syngenta

About Syngenta

As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative an inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture.

Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
There’s never been a more important time to join Syngenta.

Purpose

  • To manage the Country demand in CP and Seeds scheduling in order to achieve the target Customer Service Levels at the appropriate cost

Accountabilities

  • Data management using planning tools and to ensure all changes in product range are correctly reflected to allow for efficient demand planning.
  • Ensure that forecast is visible as early as possible. Monitor Phase-out products and ensure forecast is reflected correctly. Maintain Life Cycle Codes.
  • Works closely with regional and global supply chain stakeholders to ensure stocks are ordered within agreed working capital levels and Best Practise is followed at all times.
  • Work closely with Order Management and Tolling & Logistics Planner and to ensure OTIF deliveries and no stock outs of key products.
  • To use market information to negotiate better supply dates and to minimise stock outsoar or arrival delays
  • Balance Country Forecast with Demand and Supply; communicate supply constraints and improvements impacting the business via Supply Operations Manager and Head of Zambia Supply
  • Review Country EDF events on a monthly basis and advise the Commercial Team on Supply Chain progression.
  • Seizes opportunities to improve business performance.
  • Make things happen – delivers quality at speed.
  • To support the local supply chain team in its daily activities of stock management, ordering processes.
  • Process country orders in the ERP system
  • Update orders summary and communicate to CU management team
  • Manage ERP MDM

Qualifications

Experience required
  • Experience in Crop Protection
  • Strong Excel skills and ideally good knowledge of SAP
  • Ability to work to strict timescales, deadlines and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet both customer and business needs.
  • Must be self-motivated and work with minimum supervision
  • Communicates effectively with key stakeholders (int/external).
  • Strong organizational of daily work, Implements strategy successfully.
  • Thinks outside the box – finds novel solutions.

Critical knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Science / Agriculture.