Head Consumer & Environmental Safety

Job Listing No: 9740000

Head Consumer & Environmental Safety

About SyngentaSyngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation,
enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About this Job:As Head of Consumer
& Environmental Safety in Syngentas Seeds Product Safety group, you will
lead a team of professional scientists who comprise part of a global technical platform
responsible for delivering expert advice, technical positions, studies and risk
assessments within Seeds Product Safety to support the development, regulatory
approval and maintenance of seeds trait products for Syngenta.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Be
accountable for the deliverables of your team and exercise management
responsibilities (including hiring; performance management; adherence to work
policies, regulations and standards; and resource/budget allocation)Provide
scientific expertise and leadership in the areas of human, animal and
environmental safety of seed traits, including native traits, GM traits and
genome edited traitsTogether
with other Seeds Product Safety Leaders, provide direction and leadership to
the Seeds Product Safety Team Together
with other Seeds Product Safety Leaders and Regulatory Affairs Leaders, work to
resolve issues and promote a collaborative culture to ensure we have aligned
project priorities and techno-regulatory positions.Work
closely with regional/global regulatory and product safety teams to deliver
data, assessments and interpretation to support global and regional projects
and regulatory submissions consistent with business priorities and Product
Safety standardsEstablish
foresight for emerging science areas and develop and optimize
technical/scientific capabilities in order to support high quality product
registrationsEnsure
that team activities are coordinated and allocated to the optimum internal or
external technical resource within the platform and operating budget
limitationsInterpret
internal and external business needs and issues and recommend solutions to
stakeholdersCoach,
mentor and develop team members and/or other Team/Technical LeadersParticipate
in and interact with the global platform including providing input to
functional/departmental strategy.
Developing close working relationships with peers is critical for
successRepresent
your technical platform or Seeds Product Safety in multi-functional project
teams with authority to negotiate with partnersRepresent
your technical platform or Seeds Product Safety in external industry or
scientific expert teams Skills:
Education &
Experience:
The position demands expert knowledge in regulatory
science and safety/risk assessment coupled with an in depth knowledge of
the individuals field of expertise. Ideally, the candidate will have
knowledge/expertise in both human and environmental toxicology and risk/safety
assessment as applied to the safety assessment of genetically modified cropsThe
candidate will have demonstrated high performance in leading teams, team
leaders and projectsA
PhD, or combination of education and experience in a field relevant to the
assessment of the safety to support the maintenance and development of seed
trait products is typically required. The
position typically requires an individual with at least 15 years professional
experience in a field relevant to safety assessment.Previous
experience of at least 3 years in a technical leader position is typically requiredA proven track record of solving technical problems
is required. Expert
knowledge of techno-regulatory business environment including government
authorities, academia and key influencersAdditional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Ability
to lead, develop and motivate people for successAbility
to identify and address individual performance issuesAbility
to independently make good technical judgements in a timely mannerAbility
to gain the confidence and trust of internal and external stakeholdersAbility
to lead constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issuesAbility
to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize work
effectively High
level written/verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills Travel Requirements: some domestic
and international travel required
10% 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.
Syngenta
Contact Information:
please contact the
Service Desk atrecruitment.na@syngenta.com
Family
and Medical Leave Act FMLA
Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC
Employee
Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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