Trialing & Nursery Team Leader – Shared Services

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Trialing & Nursery Team Leader – Shared Services

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.
Please note: Role located in Clinton, IL – Syngenta relocations benefits available.
Role purpose
The purpose of the Operations Shared Services Team Leader role is to manage processing of nursery and yield trial projects on behalf of multiple scientists and projects, ensuring they are completed timely, accurately and in the most cost effective manner. This is measured by reliability of timely seed processing and trial delivery, precision of quality, continual improvement and budget efficiency.
1. Personnel Management of field operations support staff
Recruit, hire, train and manage direct reports
Continuous improvement of direct reports through IPMs, training, and mentoring
Recruit and manage seasonal staff 2. Oversee processing of trialing and related activities to assure that department standards and timelines are met for packaging, planting, agronomic management and sampling of:
In season nursery processing
High quality yield trial processing, mapping and data analysis, timely sampling and follow up results, building strong cooperator relationships. 3. Align resource and work plans within your team
Work with the Trialing & Nursery Operations Manager and appropriate crop operations leadership to assure Demand and Resources are well balanced within your team
Work with other cross functional teams when appropriate to ensure business goals are met. 4. Assist with Operating Budgets within your team following expected guidelines 5. Identify and support capital needs within your team that are financially responsible and improve Trialing efficiency / quality 6. Support and model a team culture that meets or exceeds the Syngenta standards for HSES and Stewardship 7. Communicate and work with Marketing/Commercial teams to ensure we are focusing on the customer.
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Knowledge, experience & capabilities Critical knowledge
A knowledge of the breeding and testing process and requirements.
Understanding of testing environments and impact on product evaluation and line selection.
General understanding of field, road and lab equipment utilization.
A good understanding of cultural practices e.g., weed control, soil fertility practices. Critical experience
BS degree and 5+ years experience in field research preferred
Demonstrated ability in field research process management
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and motivate staff and teams Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively function as a team member in cross functional activities.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability to establish priorities and oversee multiple research activities simultaneously at peak work periods.
Strong management skills, with the ability to manage a wide variety of crop operations and diverse individuals.

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