R&D Specialist / Stewardship & Compliance Manager
About Syngenta:Syngenta 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:The purpose of this role is to provide on-site quality, stewardship and regulatory guidance and support at the Salinas and Juana Diaz, PR GCN Site and lead the Seed Inventory & Storage, Seed Tracking system, Seed/Tissue Shipping and Seed Waste Management procedures for Corn, Soybean and Sunflower crops.Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Documentation Accountabilities: Maintaining applicable stewardship and regulatory compliance documentation and records (e.g., Record of Planting, Transport, Training forms, Regulated Seed Destruct forms, etc.).
Become familiar with Quality Management practices related to GM materials at the sites and coordinate the development and implementation of Process Narratives and Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs).
Coordinating with internal NA Quality and Regulatory Compliance personnel to understand these requirements and ensure compliance.
Facilitating and actively participating in regular reviews and updates of Process Narratives and SOPs.
Developing appropriate training materials and delivering training to local staff on stewardship and regulatory compliance requirements, including standard operating procedures, Process Narratives, SOPs, and any unique local regulations and/or permit terms and conditions.
Facilitating QC training for personnel that will be completing SQC submissions.Communicating related Quality Management, and Regulatory Compliance updates and issues onsite.
Leading site stewardship leadership group meetings and ensuring this group is delivering the required training to their individual work teams. Updating NA R&PD QMS team space with current site work instructions and forms.
Provide coordination of stewardship and compliance activities at defined regional core and satellite research stations (Corn, Soybean & Sunflower).
Representing site at relevant stewardship, quality management, and regulatory compliance meetings:
Monitoring and Follow Up Accountabilities:
Monitoring and auditing adherence to stewardship and regulatory compliance requirements for the handling (e.g., transport, planting, harvest, storage, and inventory) of GM materials. Contacting appropriate internal stewardship and regulatory compliance managers when a lack of adherence with stewardship and/or regulatory compliance requirements is detected.
Initiating Corrective Preventative Action Process (CAPA) when non-conformity to regulatory compliance and stewardship requirements are reported. Participating in root cause analysis and the development of appropriate response.
Continues monitoring of Non Conformities throughout the year to ensure appropriate implementation of corrective actions and sustainability of changes/improvements implemented.
Site contact for internal and external audits/quality reviews. Reporting on success/failure/improvement/impact of stewardship, compliance and quality initiatives.
Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all HSE &S related company policies and practices, including completing all required Company training courses and attending local safety meetings.
Actively participate on Operational Excellence initiatives and be a lead on t continues improvement efforts.
Lead the Seed Inventory site activities for Corn, Soybean and Sunflower.
Lead the Track and trace procedures on site for all crops
Lead the shipping site activities for all crops and supervision of compliance with field and in-house seed inspections.
Actively participate and lead the community outreach site Program and work side to side with site management for all crops.
Oversee of budget and costs related to areas such as: hand labor, shipping, inspections and others related to area of responsibility.
Lead the Seed Waste Management procedures on site for all crops.Skills:
. Bachelor's degree in an agriculturally related field.
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Preferred knowledge on Agriculture R&D site operations.
Clear understanding/experience of Stewardship & Compliance as well as regulatory compliance areas. Thorough knowledge of row crop research trials, process, methodology.
Minimum of one year of experience working directly with regulated traits.
Logistic and shipping experience; logistics and shipping as well as Seed inventory and waste management systems
Track and trace systems and large database management. Experience working across diverse groups.
Regulatory compliance experience preferred of at least one year managing regulated trials.
Experience impacting change and process improvement.
HSE & S procedures preferred
Continuous improvement and quality systems.
Document creation, analytical thinking and process improvement oriented quality.
Excellent communication skills verbal, in writing, presentations, etc. – ability to clearly communicate ideas and information.
Team oriented / innovative / analytical thinking.
Field experience and agriculture procedures/experience in Corn, Soybean and Sunflower preferred.
Influencing cooperation and team work across functional units/projects.
Leading multi-functional teams Excellent written and oral communication skills /organizedAdditional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
A minimum of 2 years in current position is required.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
Travel might be required occasionally. Might be required to work over weekend and outside of office conditions fields.________________________________________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.
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