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Job Title: Physiology Quality Control Operations Lead
Location: Nampa, ID, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector:Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type:IT/Software Development
Job Type:Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A

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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 Physiology Quality Control Operations Lead
in Nampa, ID.

will help shape the future of agriculture by:

– Managing all day-to-day seed testing
operations for the Nampa Physiology Quality Control (QC) Laboratories and
ensuring that all testing is completed on-time to meet sales demand.
– Leading and coaching a team of dedicated
employees in QC testing.
– Developing and optimizing 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
– Driving 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 meets company quality standards and are in
compliance with state, federal and international seed regulatory

– 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 Physiology 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
trouble-shooting and testing support to the Physiology team, as well as,
to adjacent functions
– 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. AOSA, 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



– 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 plant
biology, plant physiology, seed science, agronomy, horticulture, 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 physiological-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.

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Job Post Date: 03/14/20