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Station Manager

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Job Title: Station Manager
Location: Aurora, SD, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Crop Scout
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About SyngentaSyngenta 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.

Role purpose
The Station Manager is responsible for the management of functional and operational activities that occur at the site level which include, but are not limited to the following: Effectively leading the seeds trialing, nursery, lab, and greenhouse organization for the crops at the site in delivering on the regional portfolio. Developing staff and incorporating leading capabilities and technologies in daily operations in order to bring the highest quality products to market in an efficient, safe and environmentally sound manner. Infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance, capital improvements, seeds trialing (fields and labs) operations, Trait Introgression / evaluation operations and quality operations occurring at the site level

AccountabilitiesWork in a team based environment to effectively manage and deliver site level capabilities that allow delivery against commercial portfolio targets:1. Resources Own site operational budget: Plan, execute and deliver site level agreements, to defined R&D standards , within allocated budget Ensure/propose investment in capabilities and infrastructure at site level in alignment with R&D strategy and R&D capital processes Define site level resource availability, align resources and functions according to strategic priorities Ensure proper functionality and maintenance of site level infrastructure (buildings and equipment) Develop and continuously update unit costs for all operational tasks conducted at the site level2. Operations Ensure proper implementation and timely execution of trailing and nursery operations on site Own and Optimize trialing and nursery delivery at the site level (Quality, Quantity and Timeliness) Lead QM and Continuous improvement plan Ensure deliveries according to plan for the second priority crop activities Ensure operational activities at the site are conducted in accordance with company HSE standards Facilitate site level alignment meetings and team meetings3. People Line management of the trialing & nursery teams on site (~4 direct reports, ~10-20 indirect reports) Ensure motivation and engagement of the site community in collaboration with other functions on site. Ensure people management processes, people capabilities and succession plans are in place at the site HSE and Code of Conduct responsibility for all functions at the site level4. Reporting / Communication Ensure transparency and across site communications regarding site operational efficiencies and best practices. Responsible for reporting operational status updates and KPIs for trialing and nursery operations at the site.
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Knowledge, experience & capabilitiesCritical Knowledge:
Degree in Agronomy or Biology with good understanding of agriculture, crop management and breeding principles; post-graduate qualification preferred. Thorough understanding of R&D processes and sufficient knowledge to identify the critical issues and engage effectively with people to solve problems. Knowledge of Syngenta functions supporting R&D, the critical interfaces and those systems relevant for portfolio / project management and finance. Sound understanding of commercial and business needsCritical Experience:
Strong leadership skills with a history of getting things done in a complex operational environment. Management and demonstrated success delivering portfolio on budget Demonstrated ability to network across functions.Critical Capabilities:
Excellent organization and computer skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, especially those required to successfully function as part of a cross-functional team. Ability to understand and communicate complex instructions. Track record of delivery Strong communicator with ability to influence, build consensus and gain support. Demonstrated decision making & problem solving capabilities in the face of conflicting priorities and ambiguity

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Job Post Date: 04/06/19
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