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vendredi 29 septembre 2023

Supply Chain & Operation Manager

Key responsibilities


  • Supply planning and analysis and interpretation of planning data, ensuring execution of purchase and production plans aligned with business objectives
  • Preparation Capex and business case motivation with industrial and procurement team
  • Preparation and coordination of monthly reporting for relevant countries for NCM, Aging, stock projection ensuring capturing and tracking of actions
  • Auto-parc management (Investissement, maintenance, spendings)
  • Follow HSE recommendation by authorities and defined by the group
  • Price negotiation with internal and external vendors and ensuring procurement process is documented for audit purposes
  • Ensuring supply chain master data is well maintained, clean and that processed exist to verify and amend as needed


  • Cost management and tracking of SKU costs, explanation of variance and closing of gaps where issues are found
  • Anticipation and reactivity to align costs for incinerator services
  • Budget management and generation of savings initiatives to reach stretch targets
  • CAPEX management
  • Analyzing supply chain data and performance to track against targets and close gaps
  • Inventory variances explanation and approval process
  • Spend and contribution to cash flow analysis – as it relates to spend and payments

Team management:

  • Proactively identify initiatives that will lead to easier ways of working and continuous improvement of processes including review of distribution and supply networks.
  • Coaching and management of diverse regional team
  • Ensuring regional, sub-regional and local goals and cascaded and defined to individual level for all direct and indirect reports to ensure detailed and effective performance management
  • Ensure talent in the team is protected and developed based on current and future business needs increasing engagement of teams
  • Regular review of division of work and structures supporting the business. Adjusting as needed after consultation with impacted stakeholders
  • Managing discipline and ensuring quality of work in maintaining and exceeding UPL standards

Candidate profile

Degrees required

  • Degree or Diploma in Supply chain management, Chemistry, Logistics or Engineering
  • Certification in business administration, CIPS, APICS or any certifications in Lean manufacturing methodologies will be an advantage
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in French and English business language
  • Expert in production and Logistics for the specific region


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience of management in a factory or supply chain environment in the agrochemical industry or related industries
  • Knowledge of the seed industry and Agrochemicals is highly desirable

Required Technical Skills

  • Strong strategic planning skills
  • A logical and systematic approach to work
  • The ability to anticipate, solve problems and make decisions
  • Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Business management and analytical skills
  • Expert in logistic and importation process
  • IT literacy, skills in Excel and the ability to analyze and understand relevant data inputs
  • Understanding of risk management and compliance in the context of the supply chain
  • The Know-How to Negotiate, communicate and negotiate with suppliers and vendors to land more profitable deals
  • Project management skills
  • Expert in MRP, PDP and production planning
  • Expert in SAP, knowledge in APO/SNP and analysis of MRP
  • Ability to understand or experience and understanding of regulations and rules governing compliant operations for the countries of responsibility
  • Understanding of corporate governance and general business principles

Required Soft Skills

  • The ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Good time management, with the ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and keep to deadlines
  • Pro-active and agile, nothing impossible attitude
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse cultures
  • Personal ethics driving ethical behavior and engagement in dealing with ambiguity
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