Strategic Workforce Planning – the Syngenta experience

Against the background of multiple megatrends that impact society in an unprecedented manner, food shortage will become a major issue with the world’s population growing from 7 to 9 billion citizens until 2050. And all this growth is happening in emerging economies. Syngenta is one of the companies that will be heavily impacted by this megatrend. They expect to grow from $14 bn to $25 bn in sales over the next decade and their workforce from some 27’000 to some 40’000.

With that in mind the company started to implement Strategic Workforce Planning, creating the necessary dedicated unit of professionals and launching several global pilots. Michel Beutler, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) at Syngenta headquarters will share his experience so far, its successes and challenges.

Speaker:  Michel Beutler, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) at Syngenta headquarters


Michel Beutler is responsible at Syngenta for the creation and leadership of an SWP Center of Excellence, with the ultimate goal to establish internal SWP capability and to rollout fully integrated system-supported workforce intelligence and planning practice across Syngenta that actively supports the business strategy and decision-making process.

Michel has more than 12 years’ experience in Human Resources in different roles such as Business Partnering, Management Development, Change Management and Organization Development. Prior to joining Syngenta he spent ten years with DHL/Deutsche Post in Switzerland (Basel), Belgium (Brussels) and Germany (Bonn). Most recently he was Global Head of Change Management and Organization Transition Support for DHL/Deutsche Post from 2006 to 2010, leading a global multicultural team of change consultants and coaches.

A Swiss national, Michel holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St.Gallen (HSG), major in international management and personnel management. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Sport sciences from the University of Basel.

Date: 22/09/2014
Time: 11:45 - 14:00
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