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Job Title: Site Manager
Location: Pekin, IL, 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 Site
Manager in Pekin, IL.

will help shape the future of agriculture by:

Managing all processes
of 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.

  • 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 variances
  • Define and
    propose Capital Investments to deliver HSE, quality and financial ROI for the
  • 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
  • Proven
    background in effective leadership in safety, quality and cost control
  • Competency
    in coaching and developing people
  • Development
    of a Site Business/Improvement Plan
  • PC and business
    software skills
  • Customer-Focused:
    Responsive to the needs of internal and external customers, particularly
    dealers and customers in their geographic distribution area.
  • Individual must be
    authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization
    sponsorship now or in the future.
  • 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
    sponsorship is not available for this position

    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: 09/24/20
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