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Site Manager

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Job Title: Site Manager
Location: Phillips, NE, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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:Responsible for
managing all processes of corn and/or soybean seed production for a Production
Facility to ensure a high quality,
reliable supply of seed at agreed costs. Foster an operational culture founded
on HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment), Quality, Business Improvement and
policy. This role defines the Site strategy and works closely with Seeds
Operations Leadership to develop future direction based on the overall
strategy. Must be able to influence
others by asserting own ideas; gain support and commitment from others while
mobilizing people to take action. Demonstrates a developed competency for
coaching and developing others; has direct responsibility for developing a
larger team of managerial employees. Champions continuous productivity
improvements. Manages implementation of change effectively.

Essential Duties &

  • Plans, directs,
    and coordinates all phases of site activities, including, grower contracting,
    all phases of field activity from planting through delivery, conditioning,
    rework and distribution cost effectively
  • Defines the present
    and future Site Strategy
  • This role leads
    all facets of the seeds site operations and
    accurately recognizes future business needs
  • Measure and
    report plan progress weekly, recognize variances and make adjustment to either
    meet or exceed plan, meet inventory accuracy business goals while adhering to
    Quality Core Processes
  • Ensure people,
    processes and systems are in place to achieve these goals
  • Responsible for
    implementation and training of Quality Management Systems
  • Complete
    management reviews and ensure audit schedule is updated and audits are
    conducted with learning implemented
  • Develop
    Continuous improvement process program that drive efficiency and safety
  • Effectively
    implement learnings from Non-Conformances, Observations, Audits and Management
    Reviews and share learnings with the broader organization
  • Meet
    Operating Budgets for Operations Business Units including COG-P Budgets for
    Plant Fixed and Variable Costs. Responsible to report, measure and explain
  • Define
    and propose Capital Investments to deliver HSE, quality and financial ROI for
    the Business
  • Recruit,
    recognize and retain employees to meet Operations capacity strategies
  • Develop
    effective Succession and development plans for Syngenta FTEs
  • Implementation
    of an effective Performance Management program with employee development plans
    and can recognize needed changes in organizational structure to achieve
    operational and cost effectiveness
  • Ensure
    all policies and protocols are up-to-date and are being followed by all
    employees and contractors
  • Demonstrated
    critical effectiveness in leading courageously, confronting problems directly,
    challenge other managers/direct reports to make difficult decisions
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by management


  • Degree
    in Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Ag Economics or Engineering preferred and 8+
    years of experience in a leadership role
  • Previous
    experience as a Site Manager, Plant Manager or Operations manager
    preferred in a Life Science or chemical operation
  • Experience
    with Continuous Improvement Processes and cultures
  • Proven
    background in effective leadership in safety, quality and cost control
  • Planning
    and Direction Setting
  • Competency
    in coaching and developing people
  • Development
    of a Site Business/Improvement Plan
  • Additional Knowledge,
    Skills, Traits & Abilities:

    • Excellent communication
      skills. Ability to create effective and efficient communication tools for
      employees, cross functional partners and contract seed growers; establishes
      clear objectives and timelines for work; good listener
    • PC and business
      software skills
    • Strong leadership and
      motivational skills
    • Decisive: Ability to
      make timely and well thought out recommendations that are supported by data and
    • Trusted: Meets all work
      commitments and follows through in a responsible and reliable manner;
      professionally and confidentially handles sensitive information.
    • Customer-Focused:
      Responsive to the needs of internal and external customers, particularly
      dealers and customers in their geographic distribution area.
    • Results-Oriented:
      Establishes measurable goals for location employees that are consistent with
      departmental goals and serve to improve product cost and quality.
    • Team-Oriented: Works
      well across all Business Units and functions; values input from others
    • Innovative:
      Continually seeks new and unique opportunities to improve product quality and
      cost and employee satisfaction.
    • Ability
      to adapt to changing environmental/situational needs.
    • Ability
      to make timely, effective decisions.
    • Ability
      to remain flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requests.
    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, gender
    identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

    Contact Information: please contact the
    Service Desk

    and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

    To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION

    Job Post Date: 06/15/19
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