Operations and Supply Planning Director - ASIA (M/F)

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General information


An agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers, Limagrain is driven by its purpose: cooperating for the progress of agriculture everywhere, for everyone. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide. HM. CLAUSE is a company committed to diversity and inclusion.   





Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

As a Asia Operations and Supply Planning  Director, you lead both on Strategic and Operational and tactical/ mid term view for Asia Operations development. While your primary responsibility is to deliver the business (on time, in full, in quality), you are expected to deliver or exceed expected[BS1]  performance on Safety, Quality (product compliance, customer complaints, Delivery (service level), Cost (P&Limpacts: cogs, stock levels, etc..) and team development and motivation, as well as improving our environmental footprint
You will be responsible to design and execute in Asia a Clear strategic roadmap to ensure the business growth, in line with Global Operations approach.
You report to the head of Global Operations. You have an important role in connecting different departments within HM Clause, forming and building teams and the organizational structure required for best efficiency.

Job description

The ASIA Operations leadership aims to reach Business Operational Excellence in Safety, Quality, DeliveryCost and Motivation, Environment, in alignment with business needs and Global Operations vision, with the following main levers:

• Design and execute Factory Masterplan (CAPEX) and technical road map
• Ensure People and organization development
• Manage and Improve our processes, Tools and methods, included Operational Excellence
• Set a mid-term road map KPIs
• Prioritize and manage activities: leading the team, innovating and optimizing processes and planning
• Report on your activities and represent Global Operations in Asia

You represent Global Operations at the Asia ExeCom, and represent Asia in the Global Operations Leadership team, you are a member of the Supply Chain platform in Asia and leader of Supply Chain vertical in India, to enhance cross functional collaboration with all departments involved in the Supply Chain.

Most important tasks:

• Build and deploy an ambitious safety continuous improvement, hereby increasing our safety maturity and performance
• Create systemic continuous improvement around quality, from customer feed back to internal issues. Challenge status quo, and coordinate efforts to create improvement.
• Develop and improve our Quality management system
• Constantly improve our quality standards
• Deploy Operational Excellence programs, in connection with global programs
• Delivery. Ensure high service level putting in place ad hoc means.
o Run the S&OP process
o Analyse the needs, align demand and capabilities
• Manage the seed production release process in line with local stakeholders and global process
• Establish and manage budgets, create cost improvement programs
• Optimize stock utilization, improve stock ratios
• Establish and execute Capex, build Capex request to executive leadership
• To Grow teams skills and capabilities and develop the Supply chain organisation
• To Manage a diverse team across Asia
• To propose actions to improve environment impacts on your perimeter.


• Minimum Master degree in Agronomy / Agri. Sciences / Horticulture or Agricultural Engineering / Science required. MBA/PGDM – Logistic / Agribusiness Management would be added advantage
• Master's in Business Management (MBA) / Logistic and Operation Management / You have at least 5 years of experience in a Supply Chain position, preferably in the food and/or agro industry;
•You have at least 5 years of experience leading operational teams in a production-related and matricial environment;
•You have thorough knowledge of ERP systems;
• You master the English
• You have a pragmatic attitude, like to take the lead and are a reliable and constructive discussion partner;
• Available to travel
• Are inspired by HMC management principles: Transparency; Accountability; Teamwork; Collaboration

Position localization

Job location

Asia, India


Telangana, Gowdavelli Village  

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

10 years or more


  • English (3 - Professional)
  • Hindi (3 - Professional)


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