Sr. Product Application Specialist
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 Product Application Specialist must work effectively with laboratory development, production, supply chain groups and growers both globally and in the NAFTA region to ensure that products meet customers requirements and can be successfully applied. Identify, design and evaluate and implement new promising application technologies and demonstrate value-adds. Conduct application and supply chain testing, report and communicate findings to key stakeholders. Prepare application related portions of product label including directions for use. Serve as primary interface between formulations development and technical product management to sales force and customers. Act as product steward for indication specific support and conduct scale-up and scale-down tests to evaluate product performance in traditional and modern application equipment with a focus on efficient and effective dose transfer. Innovate and generate technical content to aid campaigns in digital agriculture and technical marketing efforts.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Achieve seamless transfer of product development to market, effectively network with supply, packaging, sales forces, etc. and provide support as needed.
Technical liaison with the application equipment industry, external customers, and other Syngenta departments such as Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, Regulatory, and Research and Development.
Develop or coordinate development of improved equipment, precision application techniques, or additives to enhance performance and product sales.
Devise research techniques in lab and field settings to evaluate and improve handling and application of Syngenta products.
Assure Syngenta products are suitably robust for intended use in the desired markets by conducting rigorous application and supply chain testing programs.
Develop new testing and application methods to ensure customer satisfaction with Syngenta products under all conditions in the marketplace.
Provide product stewardship support for existing Syngenta products, address quality issues and strive for innovative solutions for sustained competitive advantage.
Identify cost, performance and presentation opportunities to enhance demand for existing products by customers, identify ways to differentiate Syngenta products and/or service offerings, and promote their development.
Assure that development products support the strategic vision for the formulation function in NAFTA and Global/Regional Business Interfaces.
Organize, schedule and execute projects in accordance with departmental priorities.
Good familiarity with the evolution of technology in agricultural industry
Ability to function as part of a dynamic Application Technology team.
Effectively handle and deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a diverse range of business functions.
Critical thinking and problem solving in a fast moving environment.Skills:
Applicants should hold a minimum of a B.S. degree in an appropriate scientific discipline such as Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Applied Biology, Chemistry, or other Agricultural discipline. Post-Graduate degree preferred M.S or Ph.D.
Good familiarity with agricultural practices
Applicants must have a solid understanding of the scientific disciplines; Application Technology of agricultural products, Agricultural equipment and machinery, Agricultural Science and Engineering, Precision Agriculture, Agronomy or Formulation Technology.
Knowledge of biological and chemical/physical product performance criteria for products and suitable application techniques to optimize their performance.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
minimal, ~ 10% product support, field trials, training & conferences.
Must sign a non-compete agreement, if offered this position.Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Problem solving, project management, innovative, flexible, agile, self-starter, effective interpersonal communication, decision-making, teamwork, and customer focus.
Experience with agricultural equipment industry.
Development or Field sales of crop protection products.
Farming background.________________________________________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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