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Global Seed Supply Lead – Solanum

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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

Main Goal

Manage the HM.Clause global seed supply function and execute the seed production plan within the global seed supply budget for the Solanums.

Job description

In alignment with HM.Clause's strategic roadmap for Supply Chain and as an integrated part our crop specific strategy, the Global Seed Supply Lead is responsible for the development and implementation of our global production and sourcing strategy and for the procurement of the seed supply required to offset the global demand plan of sales.

Note: Other duties may be assigned

•As a member of the Seed Production & Seed Supply Management Team (GMT), contribute to define strategy for the department and execute actions accordingly.

•Develop and implement a Global Sourcing Strategy for the Solanums including commercial and stock seed productions, that supports HMC Strategic Road Map. Integrate/represent the Production strategy throughout the BU as well as LVS global strategic crop review.

•Establish the optimal Production Plan according to the quantity and quality requirements, cost, and deadlines established semi-annually by Release Committee. Allocate production release to specific production regions and vendors.

•Lead the Seed Supply Managers and provide the Technical Expert teams with guidance, establish/monitor objectives, and provide management oversight of day-to-day operations.

•Systematically develop and support the team through performance evaluation, training, and succession planning. Develop and implement harmonized resources (systems, processes, tools...) for the Seed Supply Managers.

•Build/update purchase budget based on global production plan and execute/monitor purchases accordingly. Establish and execute/monitor OPEX budget (travel expenses etc.)

•Spearhead vendor selection and strategic business partner relationships with third parties.

•Manage Vendor relations and monitor all levels of production to meet desired quality, cost and quantity standards. Recommend and negotiate annual contract prices with vendors/growers.

•Collaborate with Plant Breeders and Product Managers to develop the optimal supply plan and product availability timeline for new variety introductions.

•Identify and initiate production research projects with input from Seed Supply Managers/Technical Experts

•Actively Participate in LVS Solanums Crop Team, translating the strategy into actions and reporting on progress.


Manages four (4) Seed Supply Managers

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•Strategic Planning and Analysis – Ability to initiate and lead the planning and analysis of market data, through constant communication and coordination with research, development, and product management teams, in order to evaluate main targets.


Ability to effectively plan actions, analyze results and bring innovation.
•Managing Vision and Purpose- Ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose, represent the future and its opportunities with optimism, create objectives and mileposts, rally support behind the vision and inspire and motivate the department.
•Developing others – Hold frequent development discussions, be aware of each person in the teams career goals and aspirations, construct and execute compelling development plans, encourage people to accept developmental moves, work to further develop those who need help, people builder.
•Technical Skills –Technical expertise of vegetable seed production and management practices. Possess good management and organizational skills. Budgeting experience. Computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Bilingual in Spanish is desirable. Very good communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to interact effectively with other personnel. Ability to manage production needs in different geographical areas.
•Interpersonal Skills – Possess strong leadership skills. Ability to develop and maintain production work relationships across all levels of the organization, especially with the Supply Chain and other divisions involved in the seed production process, e.g. R&D and Marketing. Ability to be a mentor and resource for direct reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, peers, staff and outside agencies. Ability to work with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
•Teamwork – Team player with a positive attitude. Ability to facilitate teamwork among staff and to manage a team that is based across different geographical areas.
•Cross cultural Agility- Knows how to work in the local culture, understand the need for flexibility, engages the country locals in dialogue about how things can get done, not afraid of trying something that has never been done before.
•Drive for Results- Exceed goals successfully, steadfastly pushes self and others to achieve bottom line results.
•Dealing with Ambiguity- Effectively able to cope with change, shift direction comfortably, make decisions and act without the total picture, remain calm when things are in the air and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
•Integrity & Trust- Gain organizational trust and become widely trusted, be direct and truthful, maintain and keep confidences, ability to admit mistakes and learn from them and ability to present unvarnished facts in an appropriate and helpful manner.
•Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Accepts personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance.
•Professionalism – Highly self-motivated individual, with a high level of time management and organizational skills. Have a creative aptitude. Possess a high degree of integrity.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California


260 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more