Seed Planner- Soybean

Seed Planner- Soybean

About this Job: 

This role is responsible for maintaining a balance between supply and demand within North America (NA) Seeds as they relate to the operational short-term plan based on crop or species.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and Manage Soybean Seed Production Plan
  • Identify and maintain planning factors utilized to develop Seed Production Plan
  • Engage with Parent Seed/Line Maintenance and Cross-Regional teams on off-season parent production hand-off
  • Manage and communicate supply numbers to appropriate stakeholders
  • Leading planning calls with Plant Operations teams
  • Participate in Soybean Advancement meeting and process
  • Serve as liaison between Plant Operations, Sales and Marketing, Distribution, and Customer Service to oversee and communicate necessary order adjustments to meet financial goals and satisfy customer needs
  • Work with commercial and crop teams to balance supply and demand
  • Provide support through communication, reporting and data analysis the critical interface between brand, supply planning, production scheduling and logistics to review variety and site-specific conditioning schedules
  • Identify and utilize quality supply for different bagging and treatment strategies
  • Formulate conditioning strategies to minimize interplant costs and facilitate on-time deliveries
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other key stakeholders across functions and geographies as required
  • Ensure best use of technology to make processes effective and efficient
  • Support special projects for Seeds Operational Planning as necessary
  • Engaging with other internal and cross-functional colleagues to continuously strive for process improvement and efficiencies
  • Ensure that Sales & Marketing’s, Plant Operations’, Distribution’s and Supply Planning’s needs and points of view are represented as possible resolutions to issues are explored
  • Build a high level of credibility with all business units; add value that is tactical and strategic

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. Degree, or comparable experience in related field
  • General sales, marketing and technical skills; knowledge of product lines; knowledge of customers and distribution channels; previous seed experience business a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in production planning, sales, and/or customer service or relations
  • Experience or knowledge of SAP system, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint) and other programming, such as VBA, SQL, Power-BI

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Sets ambitious strategic goals – uses foresight to develop ambitious strategies, and aligns individual and team objectives with bigger picture
  • Focuses on customers – is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Manages for performance – skillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to create value and achieve excellence in delivery
  • Self-motivated / directed, ability to effectively work in teams and independently to drive results
  • Ability to build good relationships and work cross-functionally
  • Steps beyond comfort zones – provides support for individuals and teams to work at their creative edge.  Manages risk and is able to work with uncertainty



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Posted on

December 2, 2022