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Greenhouse Conversion Coordinator

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Job Title: Greenhouse Conversion Coordinator
Location: Nampa, ID, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta

global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our
purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the worlds
leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work
in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is
rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture. Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with
our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment
and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please visit


Coordinate Corn Trait
Introgression (TI) conversion team activities in the greenhouse. Ensure timely completion of tasks including
data entry, and delivery of materials meeting specifications. Coordinate planning
of activities to optimize use of resources; drive continuous operational
improvement. Communicate and work to
resolve issues within broader operational team.

  • As Crew Lead, manage
    activities and training for a Corn TI Conversion team to include Syngenta and 3rd
    party labor
  • On-time delivery of project
    seed to Version Test nurseries
  • Ensure best practice
    documentation and timely process compliance with established protocols, process
    metrics and KPIs, including up to date data entry and management of company
    databases and Teamspace files
  • Report and track cycle success
    rates, reasons for failure and make any necessary process improvements to
    ensure consistent > 95% cycle success rate in backcross generations
  • Conduct daily and weekly
    conversion team meetings, to identify, troubleshoot and resolve technical
    problems, using OPEX methodology
  • Manage crew resources to
    ensure excellence and timeliness in greenhouse planting, sampling, sample
    lyophilization and shipment, plant growth, pest control, pollination, harvest
    and drying operations, while ensuring seamless track and trace and minimizing
  • Coordinate and plan activities
    with Genotyping and embryo rescue laboratories to ensure smooth sample shipment
    and submission, and harvest and transplanting logistics, respectively
  • Maintain regular and thorough
    screening of greenhouse plants for evidence of pests and disease; suboptimal/abnormal
    plant growth; failure to meet target environmental growth condition setpoints;
    and drip irrigation functionality, reporting any issues immediately to the Conversion
  • Perform all tasks in a manner
    compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company
    policies and practices, including completing all required training courses
  • Regular and timely ad hoc
    communication of any issues to the Conversion Manager
  • Communicate effectively and
    regularly with peers and supervisors regarding operational and project status
    of projects and work activities, and supply input needs
success factors & key challenges

Must have basic knowledge of genetics, plant breeding and
plant biology; experience in greenhouse operations and Trait Introgression a

Ability to use MS Office, with a strong focus on Excel,
and other standard software

Good communication skills Results oriented and driven to deliver high quality trait
conversions to the business

Excellent attention to detail Highly organized and able to manage complex processes requiring
multiple functions

Adherence to all company, state and governmental
stewardship and regulatory requirements to maintain our freedom to operate

Ability and motivation to learn, experiment with and
deploy new technologies

Relentless focus on continuous improvement and
operational excellence

Ability to positively motivate and develop a diverse,
high-performing team of full time and contract staff


experience & capabilities


Minimum HS Diploma +
experience; AS or BS degree in Agronomy or Plant Sciences preferred

Basic knowledge of plant
breeding, genetics and plant biology

Able to obtain Idaho Pesticide
Applicators license

Basic Spanish language
competency preferred


Minimum 1 year experience in plant
breeding and/or greenhouse operations

Experience with Trait
Introgression and/or greenhouse operations preferred

Experience leading greenhouse
or field trial operational teams preferred


Ability to lead and motivate
others to high performance

Experience in greenhouse

Good computer skills and
proficiency with MS Office and corporate software

Ability to effectively
organize, prioritize, manage and assign workload of multiple tasks

Good verbal and written
communication skills

Ability to interact with and manage full-time personnel and
3rd party labor to meet project deadlines

information All
candidates must be eligible to work in the US

regional travel

in a team setting, successfully functioning as both a functional manager and a member
of larger Nampa site and NA Corn TI teams

InnovationsEmployee may, as part of his/her
role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participates in the creation and
design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to
inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights,
software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.

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

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Job Post Date: 02/07/19
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