Head Of Seed Supply Chain, South East Asia


Simpang Ampat Penang, Malaysia - Master (Fulltime)

Head Of Seed Supply Chain, South East Asia

What are you going to do?

As Head of Seed Supply Chain for South East Asia, you are required to design & implement the Seed Supply chain strategy for the region, as per the strategic direction of the company. You are required to actively participate in Regional Management Team meetings as a member to propose & discuss the subject matters for the betterment of the organization. Also,  develop & implement policies & procedures to optimize the value of the entire seed supply chain function to achieve best-in-class efficiency. You will also need to establish an annual budget, goals, and objectives, in coordination with corporate objectives, and manage performance to ensure attainment. Ensure that all materials are available, either through producing or insourcing when needed so that the company can meet customers’ requirements.

In addition, you will need to plan & execution the seed production, as per the company’s IP security policies. The process needs to be planned and executed to ensure the quality of the produced seed. Review demand forecasts with the sales & marketing team and processing schedules with the production management team. At the same time, you are required to develop the seed production team.

Besides, you will be responsible for inventory control, distribution, and logistics within & outside the region as per business requirements. You will need to ensure that seed quality is maintained in the best of conditions (as per company standard) throughout the whole chain from production until dispatch.
You will need to ensure that plant & machinery (Logistics building & infrastructure) are managed in optimal manner.

As the Head of Seed Supply Chain, you are responbile for your team management. You will need to hire, train, supervision, coach & mentor the team for the success of the department & company in order to develop & implement the talent management strategy for the team members.

Additionally, you are required to collaborate with staff, other departments, senior management, and decision-makers to share information, problems solving, and clarify management objectives. You will need to maintain good working relationships with vendors and other stakeholders and also manage and/or execute procurement-related functions (e.g., contract management and procurement frameworks, sourcing strategies, negotiating agreements, draft, and managing contracts, etc.). You are responsible to direct and manage corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Also as Head of the seed supply chain, you are required to Identify and mitigate risk within the Seed Operations.

Your power

  • Graduate in agriculture with more than 15 years of experience with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years prior experience of successfully leading a diverse team is required.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong planning & project management skills.
  • Experience in negotiation, contracts & agreements with suppliers.
  • Excellent written communication skills in EnglishDemonstrated capacity to think strategically with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills, display good judgment.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff and engage staff members and inspire credibility, confidence and build consensus. Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in a team environment.
  • Able to travel frequently, as per job requirements.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. We have made an animation to explain to you properly (and as briefly as possible) what we do. 

The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. With more than 2000 passionate colleagues all over the world, we work together every day on the vegetables of tomorrow. 

Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn



Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below.
More information:
• Lingheswarei Arumugam, HR Manager,l.arumugam@enzazaden.com