Assistant Capacity Planner at Syngenta

On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join one of the world’s leading companies, Syngenta, which is operating in an exciting and vital growth sector.

By bringing plant potential to life we help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, such as the need to produce more food from existing agricultural land. 
As such, the organization is seeking to recruit a result-oriented, organized and experienced individual with “can do attitude to fill the position of an Assistant Capacity Planner at Pollen Limited.

Reporting to the Capacity Planner, the ideal candidates will assist in ensuring the operations is resourced to the optimum sales levels for the Business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyze production specifications and plant capacity and liaises with the Capacity Planner on any shortages.
  • Ensure timely update of materials received for planting in the Farm Management System (FMS) as well the relevant files to meet required orders.
  • Prepare weekly reports on capacity feedback on orders from customers and make print outs for the Growers to assist in the plant management.
  • Ensure that Extra Elite (EE) files are updated regularly and communicate any changes to the Capacity Planner.
  • In liaison with the Capacity Planner assess the production forecast to be submitted to the Global Crop Planner and compile uprooting list for decision making.
  • Assist in the preparation of uprooting list/map for approval by the Production Manager and communicate to the relevant stakeholders for action.  In addition, provide updates on the delivery planning feedback and to ensure Quality on Time in Full (QUOTIF).
  • Analyze planting updates against the planting schedule and provide feedback on any deviation to the Growers to secure production and participate in the reviews of the master data meetings.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on issues concerning capacities especially for additional orders, pre-deliveries arrangements and anticipated deficits for varieties performing below expectation amongst others to ensure optimum sales and create confidence to the market.
  • Assist in the collecting, analyzing, summarizing cuttings data and trends and developing recommendations
  • Ensure compliance to Phyto-sanitary protocols to produce pest and disease free cuttings.
  • Enforce HSE rules and regulations and champions the implementation of the Syngenta Health Safety & Environment (HSE) policies in all business operations.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualification and competencies:
  • A degree holder in Horticulture / Agriculture from a recognized institution.
  • 2 year’s experience in similar environment
  • Disease and pest identification and management.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office and data entry.
  • Must possess a proven track record of leading teams with good problem solving skills.
If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please click here and submit your application online before 2nd October 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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