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Job Title: Agricultural Administrative Assistant
Location: Glenn, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Administrative/Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanitys most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

About Us

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Sunflower Seeds Production Facility is currently seeking an Agricultural Administrative Assistant in Glenn, CA.

You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

To produce a reliable supply of high-quality seed by executing production plant tasks assigned by Plant Management. Organize, perform and lead in assigned departments to ensure all required processes, procedures and production requirements are met. Position will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. Manage field operations, seed receiving, and conditioning equipment operations to ensure that all seed is properly handled and conditioned so the highest quality seed will be packaged to meet sale demands.


  • Screen and direct incoming calls and correspondence, and responding independently when possible

  • General administrative support including expense analysis, track and trace, and special projects

  • Complete and submit monthly purchasing statements in accordance with company policies

  • Support field department with grower contracts, grower payments, and communications as required

  • May support HSE programs, trainings and education to employees

  • Generate and distribute monthly reports to relevant team members as needed

  • Preparation of correspondence, reports, graphic presentation and other material for internal and external meetings

  • Coordinating meetings, conferences, special events, projects, travel arrangements and special activities

  • Organizing and maintaining file system in accordance with company records retention policies

  • May maintain timesheets for third-party temporary employees

  • Performs mailroom/shipping duties

  • Administer and maintain accounts payables principles through purchase requisitions, purchase orders, order accuracy verification, data entry, coding and routing of departmental invoices

  • Maintain inventory of office supplies, office equipment repair and service, replacement needs, and assist with special orders

  • Providing first line contact with seed industry personnel, company executives, Syngenta leadership, employees, vendor services, and the public

  • Develop and meet annual priorities as defined by individual and site leadership


  • The Ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule as this position will require 6 day work weeks during Harvest. Typically August January. Post Harvest, this position will work 4 10 hour days. Typically February - July

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates and/or Bachelors degree preferred

  • Advanced Computer & MS Excel skills requiredStrong Communication & Multi-tasking skills required

  • Detail Oriented with a high level of accuracy required

  • Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future.

  • 3-5 years of Administrative Support in a Manufacturing Environment highly preferred.

  • Experience in the Agriculture Industry highly preferred

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Ability to manage confidential information

  • Team Oriented with exceptional organizational skills

  • Customer Focused and Results Oriented self-motivated to meet personal and company priorities
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do

  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others

  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

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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Job Post Date: 09/19/20
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