Seed Production Agronomist

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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
sunflower seed production for sunflower 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
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
Follow
processes 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
harvest activities to meet conditioning schedules in conjunction with Plant
Operations
General
administrative management duties including signing grower contracts, collecting
preparing
inputting data for reports, 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 mgmt,
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
Work in
conjunction with site internal Quality Lab and personnel to ensure high quality
seed is delivered to the customer
Supervise
employees and third party personnel as required
Coordinate
and supervise rogueing of fields to ensure genetic purity of seed
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 developments
Skills:
Knowledge, experience &
capabilities
Requires a Bachelors degree in
Agronomy or related field; equivalent professional experience and/or training
in addition to the experience requirement will be considered
At least 2 years of experience
related to crop production
Certified Crop Advisor CCA preferred
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.

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