EMEA Veg. Control Tower Specialist
Your tasks and responsibilities
The Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Control Tower (CT) Specialist plays the role of specialist and coordinator. The specialist is expert on the IBP process, the business process and the tools to support the process. In the role of facilitator, the IBP CT Specialist acts as a supporting party to enable the team to focus on solutions and delivering on the goals. The IBP CT Specialist acts as a connection between the Control Tower, Mid-Term Planning (MTP) and the Integrated Reconciliation step (Regional IR), ensuring that the information in support of the Regional IR is prepared and available for IR participants to review prior to the meeting.
The role of the CT Specialist is to oversee the IBP framework, processes and team to ensure the IBP process governance is in place to deliver on the objectives including understanding of needs and ensuring continuous improvement and maturity of the process.
Lead and facilitate the weekly Control Tower meetings ensuring meeting goals are achieved through influencing the teams and escalating when needed.
Influence cross-functional teams involved in IBP Control Tower to ensure successful process.
Educate cross-functional partners on the IBP CT process and engage them in ongoing process as appropriate while maintaining process discipline, rigor and compliance.
Monitor KPIs and Dashboards to provide comprehensive reports, analytics and visibility around IBP CT outcomes for Regional IR/MBR.
Responsible for identifying best practices and supporting IBP CT continuous improvement and global alignment representing EMEA region.
Secure alignment on expectations from Demand/Commercial, Supply, Finance & Customer Interface.
Oversees the overall IBP CT process of the region to ensure proactive communication and recommendations regarding significant current/potential performance problems to (regional) IR/MBR.
Who you are
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics or related areas
Minimum of 5 years experience in the seed business and logistics/operational planning
Knowledge of supply chain processes and relates systems
Fluency in English is a must, other languages desirable
Leadership and trust
Ability to Influence without authority
Views and considers issues from the point of view of all impacted stakeholders
Ability to listen and understand the requirements of the business, the ability to communicate and to sell.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
Excellent communication and analytical skills required
Learns new tasks and develops skills quickly
Very organized and able to gather, analyze and organize data using a logical and systematic process
Ability to self-motivate and maintain a positive attitude, with the desire to be an integral contributor to the completion of organizational projects and goals
Available for travel
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