Seed Production Agronomist

Job Listing No: 9740000

Seed Production Agronomist

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 purpose
Management and execution of
all phases of seed production for large seeded vegetables to ensure a high
quality, reliable, and timely supply is delivered to the facility. Foster an operational culture founded on HSE
and process improvement. Actively engage
and provide technical expertise with seed growers, and production research for
seed multiplication.
Accountabilities Core to All Roles
Geographically contract required
production acres with seed growers to maximize yield, minimize freight costs
and deliver seed meeting quality specifications
Develop and maintain a grower
evaluation system to drive increased yields and quality
Understand species and variety
characteristics, seed quality standards, PLC advancement priorities, and crop
delivery requirements to optimize seed availabilities
Develop and implement programs
regarding agronomic issues in production fields including, weed and insect
programs, and timely field inspection programs. Make pesticide and agronomic recommendations to optimize yield and COGP
Coordinates receiving activities to
meet conditioning schedules in conjunction with Plant Operations
General administrative management
duties including signing grower contracts, collecting
preparing
inputting
data for reports, conducting QBS management meetings, pricing and managing
disposition of harvest
Foster an operational culture
founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies,
procedures and guidelines. Active
leadership in the Goal Zero campaign
Work with PPT or
other specialists to test/implement new production concepts
Remain current
with latest production technology and develop specialized skills (i.e. systems,
data analysis, equipment maintenance, fertility, irrigation management, etc.)
to support seed growers
Coordinates with
Plant Management Team to set schedules, determine workforce needs, and training
staff
Cross functional
knowledge and experience of plant activities: conditioning, treating,
packaging, and warehouse and distribution activities
Coordinate bin
sampling to ensure representative samples are procured in a timely and safe
manner in accordance with QBS requirements
Oversight of site
internal Quality Labs and personnel to ensure high quality seed is delivered to
the customer
Supervise
employees and third party personnel as required
Critical success factors & key challenges
Meet crop plan
targets while maintaining high quality production
Achieve annual COGP
and HSE targets
Proactive
professional working relationships with seed producing vendors
Assessments,
implementations, and execution of important business strategies relating to
consistent supplies of high quality and sufficient quantity seed products
Individual skill
assessments and developmentsSkills:
Knowledge, experience & capabilities Critical knowledge
Requires a Bachelors
degree in Agronomy or related field; equivalent professional experience and/or
training in addition to the experience requirement will be considered
Typically requires
2-4 years of related experiences
Certified Crop
Advisor CCA preferred
Critical experience
Knowledge of general
industry procedures, practices, and terminology
Excellent
communication skills
PC and business
software skills
Strong agronomic and
pest management skills
Critical technical, professional and personal
capabilities
Ability to adapt to
changing environmental/situational needs
Ability to make
timely, effective decisions
Ability to remain
flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requests
Critical leadership capabilities
Drive Results: Focuses on customers – Is dedicated to meeting
the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Manages for performance – Skillfully plans,
organizes and monitors performance to create value and achieve excellence in
delivery.
Liberate Potential: Collaborates across boundaries – Collaborates
effectively across organizational and functional boundaries, and leverages
diversity.
Creates Edge: Leads change and holds ambiguity – Uses
effective strategies to facilitate organizational change initiatives and
overcomes resistance to change.
Additional information
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Position requires
being able to walk seed production fields in any weather
Position requires
working 7 days a week during critical time of year
Position requires
travel by car/pickup during certain periods of year
Position requires
extensive travel during peek times of the year
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE
PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Position requires be
able to work in dusty and hot conditions
Office environment a
portion of the year.
OTHER:
Must have a valid drivers license
All applicants must be eligible to work
in the U.S.
Two years current
position preferred. Candidates who have
been in their current position a minimum of one year will be considered if they
have the approval of their current business unit leader and hiring business
unit leader.
The above statements describe the general nature and
level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this
description amended at any time.
Ensure in its respective area of responsibility and in
close cooperation and alignment with Legal and Taxes and other expert
functions, Syngenta's full compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory
framework as well as Syngenta's own legal and ethical, HSE, Corporate Security,
Risk Management and Corporate Governance standards.
.
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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