Job Title:Head Consumer & Environmental Safety Location:Durham, NC, South United States, USA Company:Syngenta Industry Sector:Agribusiness Industry Type:Education and Extension Career Type:Risk Management/Security Job Type:Full Time Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A Salary:Competitive
About SyngentaSyngenta 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.
About this Job:As Head of Consumer & Environmental Safety in Syngentas Seeds Product Safety group, you will lead a team of professional scientists who comprise part of a global technical platform responsible for delivering expert advice, technical positions, studies and risk assessments within Seeds Product Safety to support the development, regulatory approval and maintenance of seeds trait products for Syngenta.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Be accountable for the deliverables of your team and exercise management responsibilities (including hiring; performance management; adherence to work policies, regulations and standards; and resource/budget allocation)
Provide scientific expertise and leadership in the areas of human, animal and environmental safety of seed traits, including native traits, GM traits and genome edited traits
Together with other Seeds Product Safety Leaders, provide direction and leadership to the Seeds Product Safety Team
Together with other Seeds Product Safety Leaders and Regulatory Affairs Leaders, work to resolve issues and promote a collaborative culture to ensure we have aligned project priorities and techno-regulatory positions.
Work closely with regional/global regulatory and product safety teams to deliver data, assessments and interpretation to support global and regional projects and regulatory submissions consistent with business priorities and Product Safety standards
Establish foresight for emerging science areas and develop and optimize technical/scientific capabilities in order to support high quality product registrations
Ensure that team activities are coordinated and allocated to the optimum internal or external technical resource within the platform and operating budget limitations
Interpret internal and external business needs and issues and recommend solutions to stakeholders
Coach, mentor and develop team members and/or other Team/Technical Leaders
Participate in and interact with the global platform including providing input to functional/departmental strategy. Developing close working relationships with peers is critical for success
Represent your technical platform or Seeds Product Safety in multi-functional project teams with authority to negotiate with partners
Represent your technical platform or Seeds Product Safety in external industry or scientific expert teams
Education & Experience:
The position demands expert knowledge in regulatory science and safety/risk assessment coupled with an in depth knowledge of the individuals field of expertise. Ideally, the candidate will have knowledge/expertise in both human and environmental toxicology and risk/safety assessment as applied to the safety assessment of genetically modified crops
The candidate will have demonstrated high performance in leading teams, team leaders and projects
A PhD, or combination of education and experience in a field relevant to the assessment of the safety to support the maintenance and development of seed trait products is typically required.
The position typically requires an individual with at least 15 years professional experience in a field relevant to safety assessment.
Previous experience of at least 3 years in a technical leader position is typically required
A proven track record of solving technical problems is required.
Expert knowledge of techno-regulatory business environment including government authorities, academia and key influencers
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Ability to lead, develop and motivate people for success
Ability to identify and address individual performance issues
Ability to independently make good technical judgements in a timely manner
Ability to gain the confidence and trust of internal and external stakeholders
Ability to lead constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issues
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize work effectively
High level written/verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills
Travel Requirements: some domestic and international travel required 10%
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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