Operation Supervisor

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Job Title: Operation Supervisor
Location: Alva, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

You will help shape the future of agriculture by: 

  • Support processes of the Operation's 
  • Responsible for the planning and the execution of the daily and weekly activities
  • Ensuring labor activates are done timely and in accordance with all processes and procedures, as well as ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met
  • Leading teams of employees responsible for different activities
  • Ensuring that all processes all done efficiently and effectively and in accordance with all Syngenta HSES regulations


  • Achieves results through their direct reporting staff, by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains workflow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to breakdowns within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow to Management
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all HSE standards, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the management (creation and modification) of W.O.W.s' associated with their area of responsibility. Ensuring that all procedures and processes are accurate and up to date.
  • Plan and coordinate all daily, weekly and planned labor activities for all of the Operations team (including 3rd party labor requirements). Includes all activities associated with; stock maintenance, product storage, stock discards and order processing (retrieval, packing and order assembly) shipping activities.  
  • Manage all quality assurance programs with the operations team. 
  • Working with third party labor provider to ensure the production requirements are met timely and precisely in accordance with all budgeted standards, processes, procedures and that all activities meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and maintain KPI's. Manage staff to ensure that performance standards are met and that all information is accurate and up to date. Responsible for the reporting of KPI information to senior management, supervisors and leaders.
  • Responsible for supporting the budgeted costs. Support the budget process with Production manager and other senior site managers, ensuring that budget standards and expectations are met or exceeded.
  • In cooperation with HSES, ensure that all personnel have the appropriate training, PPE, and certifications for their roles
  • Adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Assist in presenting of all safety training classes
  • Ensure all equipment is properly calibrated and routinely inspected



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical training and certifications preferred
  • AA degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years related experience preferred
  • 5 years horticulture experience preferred
  • Experience in the management of production crews on farm settings.
  • Active knowledge of Horticulture fundamentals; basic crop requirements such as moisture, light, soil conditions and fertility.
  • Spanish fluency and or French (Creole) is desirable. 
  • Competent work skills with Microsoft Suite of Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Able to communicate with a diverse workforce.
  • Must be fluent in English

Additional Information

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 
  • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 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 
  • Salary Range: $53,600-$67,000

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. 
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) 

Company Description

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 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.  
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 Syngenta Flower team is currently seeking an Operations Supervisor in Alva, FL.  


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Job Post Date: 03/28/23
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