Supply Chain Planner

Vacancy details

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.  





Position description


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.

Planning – Flow Coordination, Ensure Best Use of Stock, Production Plan
• Plan and Coordinate Supply Chain Planning activities according to Demand while respecting Cost & Operational Constraints
• Monitor Supply Key Performance Metrics on a daily/weekly basis & take corrective actions based on trends
• Analyze, 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 according to commercial needs
• Manage stock, set priorities in order to optimize quality tests and factory operations (minimize loss, etc.)
• Determine and launch complementary quality tests
• Pilot projects related to role/scope

Communicating – Sales Interfaces, Team Management/Team-Orientation
• Marketing and Sales meetings: identify market trends to anticipate and prepare appropriate stock levels
• Research, identify market, sales and supply trends to anticipate, prepare and develop a strategy to build and maintain appropriate stock levels.
• 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

Continuous Improvement – Ensure Best Use of Stock, Quality Interpretation, Continuous Improvement
• Identify gaps in process that are driving repeat offenses in supply level metrics
• Study quality parameters, trends, genealogies, stock levels and identify root causes using quantitative support
• Adapts to changes in the organization with resourcefulness and strives to increase productivity and improve standards.
• Organize continuous improvement cross-functional initiatives/meetings based on scope


Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Agriculture, Engineering or other related fields required
• Minimum of 2 years of direct Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or seed industry experience preferred
• Experience with MPR/ERP (JD Edwards/JDE), SAP or Oracle
• Proficient in a Windows-based PC environment (PowerPoint, Word, Excel required)
• APICS or other certification advantageous
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
Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
Ethics: Treats people with respect; Upholds organizational values
Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions
Judgement: Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities
Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance
Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity
Safety & Security: Observes safety and security procedures
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Abel to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan
Initiative: Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Asks for help when needed
Innovation: Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention
Other Technical Skills & Abilities:
• Working knowledge of Business Intelligence tools or reports
• Ability to create and use MSQuery/Access/SQL/Excel files for complementary analyses

Position localisation

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