Supply Chain Planner - #1154196

Syngenta Group


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Syngenta Group

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in our dynamic Supply Chain Planning team in Manchester? We are seeking a talented Supply Chain Planner to ensure seamless global distribution of our Europe-produced portfolio, guaranteeing on-time deliveries to our valued customers. Responsibilities/Accountabilities include, but are not limited to;



  • Creating optimized plans that best balance the demand and supply of your product portfolio.

  • Coordinating all different interactions to identify and manage the challenges and opportunities to ensure our customers receive the product when and where they need it.

  • Forging strong partnerships with manufacturing assets and third-party suppliers to ensure smooth operations.

  • Collaboration with the wider team to drive continuous improvements and providing support to Supply Chain operation managers as needed.

  • Utilising SAP/APO to optimise processes and act as an operational consultant, driving sustainable continuous improvement.

  • Championing customer-centricity across the supply chains under your influence.


Qualifications and required experience



  • Degree or equivalent experience in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics, Science or Engineering.

  • Understanding of manufacturing environments, MRP, underpinned by solid experience within a Supply Planning environment.

  • Understanding of what it takes to deliver successful NPIs.

  • System knowledge of SAP, APO is essential and Qlik, Smartsheet, SNP & rough cut capacity desirable

  • Excellent communication skills across all stakeholder levels, including customers, and ability to effectively manage suppliers and 3rd parties.

  • Strong sense of urgency and energy combined with good prioritization skills.

  • Ability to translate system figures and market insights into workable plans.

  • Ability to dynamically step into challenges and drive continuous improvement.



Company Description



Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. We offer a leading portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Our 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries around the world. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group.


Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.



Additional Information



Site Details


The role is based in our Global Operations Centre in Didsbury, near Manchester. This is a hybrid contract, with a minimum 2 days per week to be worked in the office, with remote working available for the remainder of the week (for the first few months, there will be a requirement to spend up to 3 days per week onsite). The site is a local hub for worldwide operations, ensuring growers, globally, have access to the right product at the right time. You will find a dynamic and agile working environment, with a diverse and inclusive culture.


What we offer



  • Extensive benefits package including a generous pension scheme, bonus scheme, private medical & life insurance.

  • Up to 31.5 days annual holiday.

  • Your development will be supported with a personalised individual development plan combined with coaching, and you will have opportunities to progress within a diverse, global business.

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment.  

  • Learning culture and wide range of training options.


Syngenta has been ranked as a top 5 employer and number 1 in agriculture by Science Journal.


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. Learn more about our D&I initiatives here: https://www.syngenta.com/careers/working-syngenta/diversity-and-inclusion


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