Demand Planning Lead

Syngenta | Posted 14-01-2020

Thailand (ไอทีทั่วไป)

Demand Planning Lead - (18015771) Description

About Syngenta: Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

At Syngenta Vegetable Seeds, we are dedicated to supporting our customers and partners around the world in this unique and complex industry With our resources and scale, we drive innovation to improve flavor, quality, convenience and productivity, for the benefit of growers, marketers, retailers, and consumers We help growers increase marketable yield in a sustainable way, with new traits to increase productivity and quality, and integrated pest and disease management This passion for innovation and our close connection with our customers, supports the industry to meet consumer demand for high quality vegetables all year round

Role Purpose

Connecting to interdepartmental to gain information Sales plan, Marketing and Supply data for driving business and also balancing inventory risks as customer’s needs.

Drives improvement in our forecasting processes through the use of History sales statistical, Portfolio segmentation, Exception management, Commercial plans (campaigns, promotions) and Assumptions to drive the optimum plan.

Statistical Forecasting, Demand Sensing

  • Manage data integrity and analytics in forecast tool

  • Capture & document assumptions incorporated in historical data and forecast

  • Set up exception forecasting, monitoring and reporting with alerts

  • Coordinate Phase In & Phase out modeling and align/agree appropriate supply response

Forecast Development

  • Coordinate collaboration between Sales & Marketing to build on and agree the consensus sales forecast

  • Support forecast alignment to Drivers and Assumptions (DnA)

  • Forecast variance analysis and reporting

  • Reporting and analytics (KPI’s, Demand Review and S&OP)

  • Review constraints and facilitate creation of Constrained Sales Plan

  • Influence the development of a collaborative/consensus forecast

  • Facilitate agreement on forecast uncertainty

  • Highlight and facilitate agreement on how to manage opportunities e.g. excess stock/capacity etc.

  • Align Campaign Plans, Promotions with forecasts and manage Supply implications

    Communicate Demand

    Manage the decision and communication process surrounding UnConstraints/Constraints

  • Highlights risk for demand & supply imbalances (gap exposure and gap closure )

  • Provide transparency of demand to ensure informed business decision in S&OP

  • Facilitate Demand Review, Pre-S&OP and S&OP

Associated business process

  • Facilitate and coordinate forecasting process improvement initiatives
  • Lead manage product ABC categorization, process segmentation to align with global guided line

  • Interface with Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, S&OP and Production & Supply

  • Support the commercial team in development and management of product allocations

    Technical Expertise

  • Serve as technical expert in matters concerning the forecasting tool, process and system integration and global standards

  • Regularly refresh knowledge and best practices in area of sales forecasting, statistical forecasting, global forecasting system, analytics in line with the Global standards


Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities


Critical knowledge

  • Agricultural Industry Knowledge

  • Demand Management & Planning

  • Sales forecasting & reporting tools

  • Data analytics and interpretation

  • Supply & Production Planning

  • S&OP process

Critical experience

  • Product and Agricultural Knowledge

  • Advanced Demand Management & Planning Knowledge

  • Advanced S&OP (Sales & Operations planning) process knowledge

  • Market drivers and assumptions knowledge

  • Moderate Supply, Production and Logistics Knowledge

  • Sales/Marketing experience preferred

  • Be skill to use IBP application

  • Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Experience in Sales forecasting, reporting and ERP systems (SAP, APO, MRP etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills

Critical capabilities

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Decisive and clear (decisions)
  • Possess good business and product knowledge
  • Process management
  • People management
  • Team player, ProactiveAnalytical & Problem Solver
  • Focussed & committedHonest and open

Primary Location: Thailand Job: P&S - Supply & Logistics