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 humanity’s 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.
The Continuous Improvement Lead is an established key member of the P&S Continuous Improvement CI team that builds Continuous Improvement capabilities in Syngenta. Works with the P&S Leadership team to help coach and identify initiatives focused on the P&S Crop Protection business. In addition, improves the capabilities of practitioners and builds a culture of continuous improvement of “everyone, everyday”.
Syngenta currently has two Continuous Improvement Lead roles available with site locations available in Greensboro, NC, Omaha, NE and St. Gabriel, LA
Coach P&S leaders to develop their knowledge and capability in establishing a Continuous Improvement culture Champion the use of the Operational Excellence methodology, Lean, and Six Sigma Ensure Continuous Improvement is understood, and we are actively pursuing our ambition to embed a culture of everybody and everyday driving continuous improvement in the P&S function Work with the Functional Managers to establish CI goals and a delivery portfolio that supports the P&S strategy Coach and develop practitioners in the use of the Operational Excellence methodology, Lean, and Six Sigma Build strong networks in the practitioner community through coaching, workshops, and improvement initiatives Help develop training material and teach classes related to Continuous Improvement
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with proven track record in Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Agile methodologies; Lean or Six Sigma Black Belt certification desired Proven individual leadership skills and change management experience Excellent stakeholder management skills as well as dealing with ambiguity Advanced competency of operational excellence and agile methodologies desired Advanced problem-solving skills Experience in data analysis and statistical approaches desired Strong capability to develop, coach & teach others in delivering Continuous Improvement Knowledge of project management methodology desired Knowledge of agriculture industry and processes Communicates effectively to a broad range of leaders and team members Pursues process excellence and best practices
What We Offer:
A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 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
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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