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Lead, Soybean Allocations

Company: Syngenta
Location: Ames
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Lead, Soybean Allocations Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. About this Job: Aid in improving demand plan forecast accuracy and reduce forecast bias through data insights at the local level, driving both financial forecasts and supply chain production schedules Serve as the single source of contact/information for Regional Production & Supply and Demand Management (Product Planning) for the Allocation Process Own and execute the process to generate a consistent and robust allocation plan and process supporting the company's P & S processes and financial reporting Drive implementation and management of Allocation Process improvements and stakeholder development within and across the Brands and Commercial Units Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Set constraints through management of allocations to maximize sales while minimizing risk of cutting or substituting customer orders Create and load the initial allocation table for corn and soy, while working closely with the Corn & Soybean Supply Chain Leads and Supply Planning Focus on variety/hybrid level supply/demand balance, while allowing Supply Chain Planners to manage material level balance Daily monitoring of allocations - identify needs to adjust for supply or demand changes throughout the season. Must work with Corn & Soy Supply Chain Leads, as well as the Operations Team, to manage within business rules Ensure alignment between supply, demand and allocations Supply Changes Harvest / process simulation supply changes Constraining materials Shifting between seed sizes Quality losses Demand Changes Requested treatment or packaging change from customer or Customer Service Demand shift (performance, price, etc) Customer request CU/DM swaps Backorders Potential system issues (corruption) that may be restricting orders Lift product allocations per business rules and maintain necessary tables in CropEdge Work with Corn & Soybean Planners to manage allocations during Constraint process (cuts/subs) Work with CropEdge team on upgrades and testing of any new allocation updates Perform development, implementation, and management of cross-functional Seeds key performance indicators (KPI's) to deliver related insights to business owners (e.g., Commercial, P & S, R & D), seeking to drive significant impact and value enabled through data driven decisions across the business Improves the data availability by acting as a liaison between analytics and IT teams Brings deep understanding of functional area interactions and needs Produces data through SQL / and other programming and develops reports/ dashboards to feed into daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual KPI's and dashboards Develops data and information structure to ensure single source of truth Develop, measure and recommend decisions based on SPL KPI's Explore and conduct analysis on business improvement opportunities (including ad hoc requests) Creates and modifies computer processes to extract information from company databases Ensure effective and efficient execution through agreed Supply Planning and Logistics ways-of-working Support SPL manager to develop and deliver insights to the SE Leadership Team, SE Planning & Execution decision body and Operational decision body Assist in gathering of demand via Anaplan which creates the Sales plan Coordinate collaboration between PS Sales, Marketing and Finance to build and agree on allocation process Education & Experience: BS/BA Degree (MS preferred) 2-5 years of experience with data analysis and preparation, including experience with very large data sets Strong business and collaboration skills, and responsive to service needs and operational demands Passion and deep understanding of agriculture, marketplace dynamics, competitive environment and Syngenta customer needs A broad knowledge of agriculture industry and markets is desirable General sales, marketing and technical skills; Supply and/or Planning knowledge, product lines awareness; knowledge of customers and distribution channels; previous seed experience a plus Understanding of key business drivers for profitable growth Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities: Understanding of seeds/traits industry value chain and dynamics Passion and interest in serving channel partners and growers, including understanding of their needs and wants, way-of-business Ability to build good relationships and work cross-functionally Experience working with unstructured data sets is a plus Strong Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint) High-functioning communications skills (both verbal and written); ability to interface with senior leadership Creative/Innovative thinking Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at *************************** Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (******************************************************** Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)(********************************************************* Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)(******************************************************* USA-Iowa-Ames US2 (US2) 1524 South Bell Avenue Ames, 50010 US2 1524 South Bell Avenue Ames Supply Planning

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