Greenhouse Conversion Coordinator

Job Listing No: 9740000

Greenhouse Conversion Coordinator

About Syngenta
As
global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our
purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the worlds
leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work
in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is
rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture.
Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with
our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment
and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please visit www.syngenta.com
Role
purpose
Coordinate Corn Trait
Introgression (TI) conversion team activities in the greenhouse. Ensure timely completion of tasks including
data entry, and delivery of materials meeting specifications. Coordinate planning
of activities to optimize use of resources; drive continuous operational
improvement. Communicate and work to
resolve issues within broader operational team.
AccountabilitiesAs Crew Lead, manage
activities and training for a Corn TI Conversion team to include Syngenta and 3rd
party laborOn-time delivery of project
seed to Version Test nurseries Ensure best practice
documentation and timely process compliance with established protocols, process
metrics and KPIs, including up to date data entry and management of company
databases and Teamspace filesReport and track cycle success
rates, reasons for failure and make any necessary process improvements to
ensure consistent > 95% cycle success rate in backcross generationsConduct daily and weekly
conversion team meetings, to identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical
problems, using OPEX methodologyManage crew resources to
ensure excellence and timeliness in greenhouse planting, sampling, sample
lyophilization and shipment, plant growth, pest control, pollination, harvest
and drying operations, while ensuring seamless track and trace and minimizing
errorsCoordinate and plan activities
with Genotyping and embryo rescue laboratories to ensure smooth sample shipment
and submission, and harvest and transplanting logistics, respectivelyMaintain regular and thorough
screening of greenhouse plants for evidence of pests and disease; suboptimal/abnormal
plant growth; failure to meet target environmental growth condition setpoints;
and drip irrigation functionality, reporting any issues immediately to the Conversion
Manager Perform all tasks in a manner
compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company
policies and practices, including completing all required training coursesRegular and timely ad hoc
communication of any issues to the Conversion ManagerCommunicate effectively and
regularly with peers and supervisors regarding operational and project status
of projects and work activities, and supply input needs Critical
success factors & key challenges
Must have basic knowledge of genetics, plant breeding and
plant biology; experience in greenhouse operations and Trait Introgression a
plus
Ability to use MS Office, with a strong focus on Excel,
and other standard software
Good communication skills Results oriented and driven to deliver high quality trait
conversions to the business
Excellent attention to detail Highly organized and able to manage complex processes requiring
multiple functions
Adherence to all company, state and governmental
stewardship and regulatory requirements to maintain our freedom to operate
Ability and motivation to learn, experiment with and
deploy new technologies
Relentless focus on continuous improvement and
operational excellence
Ability to positively motivate and develop a diverse,
high-performing team of full time and contract staff
Skills:
Knowledge,
experience & capabilities
Critical
knowledge
Minimum HS Diploma +
experience; AS or BS degree in Agronomy or Plant Sciences preferred
Basic knowledge of plant
breeding, genetics and plant biology
Able to obtain Idaho Pesticide
Applicators license
Basic Spanish language
competency preferred
Critical
experience
Minimum 1 year experience in plant
breeding and/or greenhouse operations
Experience with Trait
Introgression and/or greenhouse operations preferred
Experience leading greenhouse
or field trial operational teams preferred
Critical
capabilities
Ability to lead and motivate
others to high performance
Experience in greenhouse
management
Good computer skills and
proficiency with MS Office and corporate software
Ability to effectively
organize, prioritize, manage and assign workload of multiple tasks
Good verbal and written
communication skills
Ability to interact with and manage full-time personnel and
3rd party labor to meet project deadlines
Additional
information All
candidates must be eligible to work in the US
Minimal
regional travel
Operates
in a team setting, successfully functioning as both a functional manager and a member
of larger Nampa site and NA Corn TI teams
InnovationsEmployee may, as part of his/her
role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participates in the creation and
design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to
inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights,
software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.
Syngenta
is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected
status.
please contact the
Service Desk atrecruitment.na@syngenta.com
Family and Medical Leave Act FMLAEqual Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOCEmployee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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