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Planning Analyst (for the agricultural industry)

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Pasco, WA
Job Type
Temp To Perm
Bachelor of Science
Aug 11, 2017
Job ID
Planning Analyst (for the agricultural industry)
Pasco, WA
Contract – Hire or opportunity for Direct Hire 

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Company Profile:
  • Established in 2000
  • Provides crop protection solutions to assist those in agriculture  improve global food security 
  • Recognized as Science top employer in 2016
The Role You Will Play: Planning Analyst (for the agricultural industry)
  • This role is responsible for maintaining a balance between supply and demand within North America (NA) Seeds as they relate to the operational short-term plan based on crop or species.
  • Manage and communicate supply numbers to appropriate stakeholders
  • Review allocations, direct order changes, and implement allocation changes in the system
  • Serve as liaison between Plant Operations, Distribution, and Customer Care to oversee and communicate necessary order adjustments to meet financial goals and satisfy customer needs
  • Work with commercial and crop teams to balance supply and demand
  • Provide support through communication, reporting and data analysis the critical interface between brand, supply planning, production scheduling and logistics to develop variety and site-specific conditioning schedules
  • Identify and utilize quality supply for different bagging and treatment strategies
  • Formulate conditioning strategies to minimize interplant costs and facilitate on-time deliveries
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other key stakeholders across functions and geographies as required
  • Ensure best use of technology to make processes effective and efficient
  • Support special projects for Seeds Operational Planning as necessary
Community: Pasco, WA
  • If you’d like to get away from the big city, Pasco is a small town
  • Economic growth is on the rise in this demographic area 
  • This place is known for water sports/recreation
  • It is located ~ 5 miles from the Kennewick-Richland metro area and is known for the strongest health care facilities and the strongest base for high – paying jobs
  • Cost of living is 4.70% lower than the U.S. average 
Background Profile: Planning Analyst (for the agricultural industry)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in production planning, sales, and/or customer service or relations
  • Innovative thinking, desire for continuous improvement
  • Experience or knowledge of SAP system, Microsoft Excel and Access and other programming, such as VBA
  • Planning – accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and tasks/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results
  • Organizing – can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner
  • Functional/Technical – has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Integrity and Trust – candidate must be widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain
  • The candidate must be team focused and exhibit a passion for continued success
  • Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Candidate must have personal computing skills and adapt easily to new technology
  • Candidate must exhibit patience, discipline, time management skills and ability to teach 


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