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Seed Health Operations Lead

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Job Title: Seed Health Operations Lead
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 SyngentaSyngenta
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 humanitys 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

About UsWe
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, we are currently seeking a Seed Health Operations Lead in Nampa,

will help shape the future of agriculture by:

  • Managing all day-to-day seed testing operations for the
    Nampa Seed Health Quality Control (QC) Laboratories and ensuring that all
    testing is completed on-time to meet sales demand.
  • Lead and coach a team of dedicated employees in QC
  • Develop and optimize the people capability and asset base
    within the team in-line with the QC strategy in close collaboration with
    Americas QC lead and other members of the QC leadership team.
  • Drive continuous improvement of quality processes through
    implementation of new test methods and automation solutions in collaboration
    with QC development, as well as, through identification of best practices
    across the global network of QC laboratories.
  • This role also ensures that all prescribed testing
    methods and result reporting meet company quality standards and compliance with
    state, federal and international seed regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure full
    compliance on HSE, quality and security standards. Secure a safe and
    healthy work environment and process execution at all places according to
    Syngenta HSE standards
  • Ensure on-time
    delivery of quality control test results from Nampa Seed Health testing
  • People management;
    coach and lead teams and employees, stimulate development of people
    through education, training and exchange, and recruit, motivate and assess
    performance of staff
  • Continuously
    improve operational processes. Collaborate across the Nampa lab, as well
    as, with the global QC development teams and the global network of QC
    laboratories to drive process improvement and adoption of automation
    solutions, new test methods, and best practices.
  • Provide troubleshooting
    and testing support to the Seed Health team as well as to adjacent
  • Responsible for
    departmental budget preparations and align with the approved budget during
    the year. Provide inputs on continuous improvement in efficiency
  • Have adequate
    resources available for achieving optimal execution and planning of
    quality testing
  • Participate in QC
    leadership team to develop and implement QC strategies and have focus on
    the end-to-end business results
  • Participate in
    global QC networks
  • Obtain and
    maintain appropriate laboratory accreditations to facilitate international
    seed movement and serve as a representative in relevant seed testing
    organizations (e.g. NSHS, ISHI, ISTA)
  • Work in
    conjunction with the global QC development team, and QC technical experts
    to develop and validate internal testing protocols.
  • Secure a timely
    execution of all maintenance and sustenance programs together and based
    upon maintenance reports and capacity demands provide inputs of
    investments needed in your labs

  • Skills:

  • A MSc in a relevant
    field is preferred, but applicants with B.S. degree and commensurate
    experience will be considered; relevant fields of study include molecular
    biology, virology, plant pathology and other related fields
  • Experience with
    managing a large, multicultural team
  • Strong
    communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Proficient with
    Microsoft office suite
  • Experience with
    SAP preferred
  • Effective
    communication to develop constructive relationships
  • Coaching,
    leadership & teamwork skills
  • Understanding
    quality control laboratory management practices
  • Good knowledge of testing methods and
    technologies especially referring to molecular-based testing
  • Understanding of
    quality management systems e.g. ISO
  • Experience with
    Lean Laboratory principles
  • Knowledge of
    National and International Seed Laws and Quality Standards
  • Experience in an
    international work environment; ability and passion to engage with various
    and diverse cultures and work habits.
  • 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
    • Paid Vacation, 12 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
    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.

    and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

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    Job Post Date: 09/03/20
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