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Breeding Project Lead - Gilroy, CA or Naples, FL Site


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Job Title: Breeding Project Lead - Gilroy, CA or Naples, FL Site
Location: naples, FL, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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.





Relocation assistance provided

About this Job:

  • This position is for a plant breeder with the leadership and technical capacity to fulfill the breeding responsibilities of an blocky sweet pepper breeding program

  • The breeding project lead is responsible for designing and executing breeding or technology projects that result in the improvement and innovation of Syngenta's pepper portfolio within the framework of product profile specifications

  • This role requires an understanding of molecular marker technology and the use of the most effective breeding methods that take advantage of the latest techology tools to accelerate progress and the development of successful commercial varieties

  • The breeding project lead will create and deliver products and traits required for successful production of blocky sweet pepper in the major growing regions in California

  • The breeding project lead will work together with a team of scientists to execute projects using project management


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:



  • Responsible for the budgetary and managerial aspects of the sweet pepper blocky dry breeding program for California

  • Plan and control of project resource demand in portfolio.

  • Secure efficient facility support for projects

  • May supervise and direct breeding trial specialist and breeding project assistants, not to exceed 3 reports depending on experience

  • Supervise and direct 3rd party field staff as needed

  • Set annual performance management goals and objectives

  • Complete periodical and year end reviews

  • Organize, implement, and manage trials using proprietary software

  • Organize prototype testing in the market with preferred environment for the traits

  • Organize and manage field and greenhouse trial allocations accurately with site management

  • Ensure and deliver genetically pure parental lines for introduction and production of new products

  • Scout for new technologies/opportunities/germplasm

  • Implement and apply new supporting technology in the breeding program

  • Assist in the development of intellectual property



Skills:





Education & Experience:



  • M.S. or PhD. in plant science, with emphasis on breeding and genetics.

  • Knowledge of phytopathology, plant physiology, genetics, statistics, cell biology, and molecular markers

  • Project management knowledge

  • Computer skills with knowledge of database and software applications

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:



  • Frequent domestic and occasional international travel expected

  • Team approach and culture required

  • Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions

  • Good project planning

  • Good communicator internally and externally with team, upper management, customers, and scientific community.

  • Good knowledge of plant breeding principles and genetics

  • Good knowledge of crop management

  • Good sense of economics of processes and products

  • Both independent and team player

  • Ability to assess and resolve conflict

  • Ability to handle pressure and retain composure

  • Ability to speak and write English/ Spanish speaker desired but not required

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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



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Job Post Date: 03/27/19
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