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Production and Supply Development Program Associate

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Job Title: Production and Supply Development Program Associate
Location: Greensboro, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About this program: 

The Production & Supply Development Program PSDP is a rotation-based program providing three rotations, in various geographical areas, exposing associates to diverse experiences, with a total program commitment of three years, and a minimum of one geographical move required. 

We are currently recruiting undergrad and graduate students graduating in December 2021 or May/June of 2022 for the Production and Supply Development Program PSDP. Locations are at any of the Production and Supply P&S sites within the United States. 

Role Purpose 

The focus of the program is to establish a pool of highly motivated and well-rounded future leaders in the organization.  As a PSDP Associate, you will learn and acquire business knowledge, skills and attributes required for placement into future leadership or management positions within P&S at Syngenta.  The learning and development will be at an accelerated pace with the expectation to perform at levels above your peers.   

What will you be doing?

There are currently three tracks to choose from in the P&S Development Program.  Within the chosen track there are multiple options to gain maximum exposure to various areas of Production and Supply that will help you develop your career path in a way that meets your individual needs.  In addition to the individual technical knowledge gained, cross-functional leadership training, coaching and mentoring will be conducted for all. 


    BS degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Systems Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Plant or Crop Science and other agriculture-related majors  Specialization in Seed Operations, Parent Seed Characterization, Seed Technology and Production Processing Technology  Assist Plant Management in planning and communicating acreage selection to growers. Work with Plant Management Team to set schedules, manage and determine workforce needs. Provide training and maintain a safe work environment in accordance with HSE policies  Locations: CA, IA, ID, IL, NC, NE, WA 

Physical Demands: 

    Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weather, including hot and humid conditions  Position may require working seven days a week during critical time of year  Position will require non-traditional schedule 


    BS degree in Chemical Engineering   Specialization in Chemical Synthesis and Formulation, Fill and Pack  Complete assignments in Production Process Technology Development or Plant Engineering and Unit Operations  Support to Capital Projects and Production Start-ups, Pilot Plant Scale up and Development  Locations: LA, NC, NE 

Physical Demands:  

    Position requires being able to walk a Crop Protection CP production site sites in any weather, including hot and humid conditions 


    BS or Master’s degree in Supply Chain Operations, Logistics, Management, Business discipline or related field  Complete assignments in support of Operational Planning, Logistics, or Indirect/Direct Procurement areas  Other potential assignments may include Asset planning, Lean or Digital Data Management Locations: LA, NC, NE, IA, WA 

Qualifications for the program 

    Minimum GPA of 3.0  Recent graduate in relevant courses of study see track details above  Willingness to relocate as needed to pursue rotational opportunities  Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future  Prior Internship or Co-op experience  Valid driver’s license  Critical Knowledge Skills   Effective communicator  Comfortable with ambiguity  Self-starter with initiative 

What’s in it for you? 

We have some of the best talent in the industry and recognize that we need a robust pipeline as our business, our customers, and our product portfolio evolves.  This role offers you a unique opportunity to grow and develop your capabilities while giving you exposure to diverse experiences in different geographic locations.  You’ll gain broad business exposure, meaningful and challenging work and an understanding of career opportunities available at Syngenta that relate to your passion.  Upon successful completion of the program, you will qualify for a variety of roles within Syngenta, respected for your technical and leadership acumen, allowing us to provide superior experience to our customers. Plus

    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 

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. 

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: 08/19/21
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