Logistics Research Associate
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.Location: Slater, IARole purpose The Logistics Research Associate is to support North America Seeds Research & Development teams by executing the movement of trials and materials for continuous/contra-season activities as well as other international seed movements.
The position is expected to execute processes to ensure the consistent and timely movement of seed between research sites in order to meet seasonal planting deadlines.
Complying with shipping processes and meeting timelines for principal stakeholders and continuous nursery site managers is required to optimize the effectiveness of the winter nursery effort.Accountabilities
Execute shipments originating from and destined for North America Seeds Research & Development sites, including obtaining and maintaining phytosanitary and commercial documentation needed for international shipments.
Centrally audit phytosanitary and regulatory qualifications of materials destined to and originating from international winter nursery sites utilized by North America Corn, Soy, and other crops
Organize shipment inventories and ensure the qualifications of the materials being shipped are met, as defined by official phytosanitary and stewardship regulations.
Manage electronic data of trials and materials that are included in shipments to ensure traceability and tracking is maintained from origin to destination.
Coordinate shipments of Regulated materials as defined by protocol to select destinations and observe all internal stewardship requirements for seed movement. Assist with the development of strategic plans to increase shipping efficiency and success of winter season efforts.
This includes developing processes and working through standardization issues to ensure efficient operations.
Facilitate communication with other internal Syngenta entities and continuous nursery site managers to ensure that all requirements are met according to individual site protocols.
Be an expert MINT user and provide support to the development of the program and limited support to other users.
Assist with contra-season supply shipments.For the USEEO poster links must be added to all job descriptions Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster – Link (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) poster – Link (http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm)Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster – Link (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm).EEO statement must be added to all job descriptions 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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.orgSkills:
Knowledge, experience & capabilitiesCritical knowledge
2 or 4 year degree in an Agricultural, Biological, or Logistics field or equivalent experience in a related area.
Knowledge of International Shipping requirements for seed and equipment.
Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and other proprietary database environments SPIRIT, MINT, RIMSCritical Skills:
Ability to manage, develop and refine protocols
Organization and time management
written and oral
Understanding of the logistic and phytosanitary requirements in shipping seed across international borders.Critical experience One to two years experience in a work related field. Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:
Must be able to independently travel by car or by air to domestic and international locations to provide support and oversight.
Must be able to independently rent a car and legally drive in the U.S. and in foreign countries.Physical demands of the essential functions:
Candidates must be able to lift at least 60 lbs and sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Must be able to drive forklift and operate similar equipment.
Capable of working extended hours during time-critical periods of the shipping seasons.Working conditions while performing essential functions:
Candidates must be available during unpredictable workload peaks, including weekends as necessary.