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Seeds Production Research Field Lead - Technology

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Job Title: Seeds Production Research Field Lead - Technology
Location: Waterloo, NE, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
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 Seeds
Production Research Field Lead Technology in Waterloo, NE.

will help shape the future of agriculture by:

  • Providing leadership and oversight for the
    Seeds Production Research, Field Technology function
  • Enabling
    yield improvement through development and implementation of
    field production technologies (digital, imagery, automation, agronomy,
    precision farming) and standardization of agronomic best-in-class
    practices across sites
  • Driving
    seeds production reliability through production recommendations that are
    highly dependable
  • Strengthening
    Lean Six Sigma culture within SPR (Seeds Production Research), and driving
    productivity in Seeds production through Lean Six Sigma
  • Developing
    strategic external partnerships (e.g.: Universities, Suppliers, etc.)
  • Driving
    innovation and influencing strategic priorities
  • Accountabilities
  • Ensure
    that all personnel management processes and responsibilities are managed
    as a top priority
  • Develop
    and manage a portfolio of Field Technology and Agronomy projects. It includes
    effective alignment with stakeholders, successful execution, and
    communication of results and recommendations
  • Manage
    resources, third party contractors and full-time employees. Ensure
    appropriate balance of priorities and resources
  • Collaborate with other internal teams (SPR
    Parent Characterization, Parent Seeds, Production) to execute projects and
    develop production best practices
  • Develop and communicate production
    recommendations to the production team. Track implementation and accuracy,
    and perform root cause analysis
  • Maintain awareness of competitive
    developments and key technologies in the seed production and adjacent
    industries, along with external technology institutions to ensure that
    innovations are identified, evaluated, and implemented
  • Use and promote Lean Six Sigma within SPR
    and Seeds Operations to drive productivity
  • Promote field technology and agronomy
    knowledge sharing across regions/sites/crops
  • Ensure
    full HSE compliance and promote environmentally sustainable solutions

  • Skills:

  • Bachelors
    degree with strong background in Agronomy and Seed Business and a minimum
    of 3 years of industry experience
  • Lean
    Six Sigma certification desired
  • Strong
    capability to influence, develop, coach and teach
  • Thorough
    understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Process
    improvement, statistical analysis, MS office suite
  • Seeds
    production, preferable across a range of crops
  • Cross
    functional project management
  • Experience
    working with operational team
  • Role
    will require travel in the USA and occasionally international
  • All
    applicants must be eligible to work in the US
  • Requires
    occasional lifting of up to 60 pounds during the physically demanding
    growing season
  • Exposure
    to inclement weather conditions while working outside
  • 40%
    of work performed in standard office
  • 60% of work
    performed at production locations, field or meetings
  • Visa
    sponsorship is not available for this position

    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

    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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    Job Post Date: 09/24/20
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