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Supply Chain Planning Category Manager

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  

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Job details


Production & Operations - Supply chain

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

Plans and manages global supply of assigned product categories through the recommendation and implementation of production and supply strategies, turning of stock per: product life cycle, quality and inventory level, customer demands and business objectives.

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The following activities are conducted at the Global Category Level:
•Support the management of Global Supply Planning activities of assigned category
oProvide visibility regarding business needs through dashboard, KPI, issues and risks analysis communicated to Regional SCP to provide clear visibility for sales and plant operations
oSupport team in identifying and solving issues
oKnowledge of global and local process to assist in coverage when primary SCP is out of office.
•Lead the supply process and strategy of the category or by delegation
oParticipation on the strategic crop review (to develop a midterm plan for the next 4/5 years)
oContribute to the definition of the CPQS, align, challenge, and coordinate new spec requirements as well as necessary actions/projects/resources to define new product specs
oDevelop a supply road map in alignment with operations management team
oSuggest and present improvements or change on product flows
oLead category projects or by delegation as well as contribute to global projects.
•Collaboration with manager for tools & method improvement
oPromote best practices and harmonize ways of working developing standard processes within the category
oIdentify gaps and challenges in regional and global processes that are driving repeat offenses on a local level, collaborate with other hubs to develop a global solution.
oCreate a continuous improvement atmosphere at a category level empowering SCP's at a regional level to lead the change
•Direct report management of assigned personal with a focus of performance and development
oContribute in alignment with the regional SCP manager for people management activities
oAnalyze and express needs in term of training, development, and staff adjustment
oDevelop sustainable category expertise within your group, using internal and external departments and resources. Based on people development and processes to create a sustainable transfer of knowledge within the category. Ex. white books, instructions, QA and standard work documents.
oParticipate with recruitment
oAnticipate and support during peak activity
oFacilitates/coordinate training within category
oFacilitate 1:1 bi-weekly SCP meeting and monthly global category team meeting to ensure cohesion within the category
oEstablish functional links with SCP's in Europe/France
oEnsure coordination of global production programs, aligning with Organizational Strategy to Internal Stakeholders. Drive stock improvement by analyzing stock ratio beyond budget exercise and recommend action plan in accordance with strategic crop review.


The following activities are managed at the local level:
Planning – Flow Coordination, Ensure Best Use of Stock, Production Plan
• Plan and Coordinate Supply Chain Planning activities per Demand while respecting Cost & Operational Constraints
• Monitor Supply Key Performance Metrics on a daily/weekly basis & take corrective actions based on trends
• Analyze, anticipate, determine, and present Supply Production Programs to Internal Stakeholders
Executing – Flow Coordination, Ensure Best Use of Stock, Subcontracting, Quality Interpretation
• Maintain critical inventory parameters including classification and stock allocations per market demand
• Determine and execute processes/ technical paths for stock based per commercial needs
• Manage stock, set priorities to optimize quality tests and factory operations (minimize loss, etc.)
• Determine and launch complementary quality tests
Communicating – Sales Interfaces, Team Management/Team-Orientation
• Marketing and Sales meetings: identify market trends to anticipate and prepare appropriate stock levels
• Anticipate and suggest prorates based on supply trend (stock quality, etc.) and exception forecast
• Collaborate with Sales Data Planning (SDP), understand sales trends and dynamics, impact to supply planning
• Consult Seed Supply Managers (SSM) and Product Managers (PM) for proper production placement
• Collaborate with Manufacturing Managers to optimize factory capacity and meet customer demand
• Communicate with urgency, concise analysis of supply constraints to all stakeholders including Inventory Manager, PM, SDP and Quality Control
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Demonstrates attention to detail
Problem Solving: Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
Customer Service: Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments
Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
Oral Communication: Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings
Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively
Teamwork: Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback
Business Acumen: Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals

Job location

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


555 Codoni Avenue, Modesto, CA 95357, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

2 years or more


English (4 - Fluent)