About SyngentaAs 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 worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative and 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. Role purpose: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. Accountabilities:Manage and communicate supply numbers to appropriate stakeholdersReview allocations, direct order changes, and implement allocation changes in the systemServe as liaison between Plant Operations, Distribution, and Customer Care to oversee and communicate necessary order adjustments to meet financial goals and satisfy customer needsWork with commercial and crop teams to balance supply and demandProvide support through communication, reporting and data analysis the critical interface between brand, supply planning, production scheduling and logistics to develop variety and site-specific conditioning schedulesIdentify and utilize quality supply for different bagging and treatment strategiesFormulate conditioning strategies to minimize interplant costs and facilitate on-time deliveriesMaintain effective working relationships with other key stakeholders across functions and geographies as requiredEnsure best use of technology to make processes effective and efficientSupport special projects for Seeds Operational Planning as necessary Skills:Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities:Critical KnowledgeS. Degree, or comparable experience in related fieldA broad knowledge of Syngentas product portfolio and of corresponding marketsGeneral sales, marketing and technical skills; knowledge of product lines; knowledge of customers and distribution channels; previous seed experience business a plusBroad understanding of IS systems and tools Critical Experience:At least 3 years’ experience in production planning, sales, and/or customer service or relationsInnovative thinking, desire for continuous improvementExperience or knowledge of SAP system, Microsoft Excel and Access and other programming, such as VBA Critical Technical, Professional and Personal Capabilities:The successful candidate must have the following competencies:Drive for Results – can be counted on to successfully exceed goals; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; is very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for resultsResilience – candidate must be able to recover rapidly from adversity, change or misfortunate; must have the ability to bounce back from difficult situations; have the capacity to make realistic plans and take steps to carry them out; candidate must have a positive view of self and confidence in his/her strengths and abilitiesDecisive – candidate will have the ability to make timely and well thought out recommendations, supported by proper underlying data and analysis, and swiftly executive/ implement decisionsCustomer Focus – candidate must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of external customers and clients; obtain first-hand customer information and use it for improvements in products and services; act with customer in mind; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers to gain their trust and respectPlanning accurately – scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and tasks/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates resultsOrganizing – can marshal resources people, funding, material, support to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner Functional/Technical – has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishmentIntegrity and Trust – candidate must be widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gainThe candidate must be team focused and exhibit a passion for continued successCandidate must possess good interpersonal and communications skills written and verbalCandidate must have personal computing skills and adapt easily to new technologyCandidate must exhibit patience, discipline, time management skills and ability to teach Critical Leadership Capabilities:Sets ambitious strategic goals uses foresight to develop ambitious strategies, and aligns individual and team objectives with bigger pictureFocuses on customers is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customersManages for performance skillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to create value and achieve excellence in deliverySteps beyond comfort zones provides support for individuals and teams to work at their creative edge. Manages risk and is able to work with uncertainty Physical Demands of the Essential Functions:Ability to work days, evenings and weekendsMust be able to travel by car or planeAbility to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier and computerAbility to sit and work on a computer for an extended period of timeAbility to use telephone or participate on teleconferences for extended periods of time Working Conditions while Performing Essential Functions:95%of work performed in standard office5% of work performed in field locations or meetings 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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.Apply for this job.