Product Customization Specialist
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. Theres never been a more important time to join Syngenta. For more information about us please visit www.syngenta.com.Role purposeThis position will provide Seedcare recipe development leadership and serve as the primary lead to define and manage Syngenta Seedcare offer customization platforms by partnering with product marketing and commercial teams. The role must effectively collaborate across disciplines within Syngenta and with external adjacent technology providers to ensure that seed treatment recipes meet customer needs and can be successfully applied in a commercial facility.Accountabilities: Coordinate and execute laboratory research projects focused on evaluation of new seed adjacent technologies and recipe development, considered to be essential for business growth and aligned with commercial strategiesCoordinate and execute scale-up production trials of new customized recipes for current commercial and new products under developmentAssure product robustness for use of Syngenta Seedcare products through rigorous application and quality assurance testing to ensure new products meet the requirements for the markets desired.Develop and validate customized recipes using commercial seed treating equipment and globally standardized QA tests.Liaison with leading US adjacent technology vendors to maintain Syngenta leadership in Seedcare offer customization, and to steer development of innovative new seed adjacent technologyExecute and deliver recipe customization plans for key accounts as identified in the annual SCI service planUtilizing Syngenta formulations as a basis, develop a catalog of customized recipes that can be used by customers to differentiate their seed treatment offers to growers.Ensure all recipe research data are archived and stored in a format for timely access and use to support business, and to share within global SCI network.Provide recipe customization training to Seedcare customers who attend SCI application trainingLead recipe research lab and QA lab tours for visiting customers and during trainingsEnsure all lab and equipment area operations are conducted in an HSEQ responsible manner, promoting ownership of HSEQ at all levels within the area of responsibility.Create a culture of continuous improvement, customer focus and elimination of non-value added work.Provide technical support and facility maintenance support for the Seedcare InstituteEnsure an open atmosphere for communication and the development of a high performance team.Support and champion all corporate initiatives for the area of responsibility.Knowledge, experience & capabilitiesMasters or Bachelor degree in science or engineering from a recognized university in one of the following disciplines chemistry / polymer science/ chemical engineeringHands on experience in agricultural product formulation development is highly desirableKnowledge of seed industry operations will be an assetCandidate should have good communication skill, excellent team work, process oriented and safety consciousSyngenta 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.Apply for this job.