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Conversion Enablement Coordinator


Nampa, ID, West United States, USA



Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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Syngenta 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 humanity’s 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 agriculture.


About Us

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Conversion Enablement Coordinator in Nampa, Idaho.


Role Purpose


Coordinate Corn Trait Introgression materials and activities for timely execution including tissue culture activities, plant tissue sampling and general crop related activities.  Collaborate with other mangers to deliver R&D corn seeds on a timely fashion.  Support crop cycle data collection and labours hours use optimization.  Also foster continuous operation improvement and good communication among team members.





•          Supervise a team of technicians and contractors to ensure deliverables and high performance across the crop cycle activities.

•         Provide proper documentation and ensure adequate training to technicians as well as to contribute to update and create protocols.

•         Collect, enter and track key data on process metrics and KPIs, e.g. expected vs actual throughput rates.

•         Assist in daily and/or weekly project tracking and management meetings, including identification, troubleshooting and resolution of technical problems, and implementation of OPEX methodology e.g. visual management boards and tiered meetings.

•         Support Technicians activities on a day to day of the crop cycle like pollination; transplanting; planting; sampling by organizing work instructions and by keeping the right materials accessible to complete the tasks. 

•         Maintain best practice in all operational areas, ensuring seamless track and trace and minimizing errors; coordinate activities with managers and other coordinators to ensure smooth logistics.

•         Perform all tasks in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices, including completing all required training courses

•         Regular and timely ad hoc communication of any issues to the Team Lead and other team members.

•         Communicate effectively and regularly with peers and supervisors regarding operational status of projects and work activities, and supply input needs.

•         Support other Corn TI operational activities and tasks as needed.




•         Minimum HS Diploma + experience; AS or BS degree in Plant Sciences or Biology preferred

•         Basic knowledge of Plant Genetics and Plant Biology

•         Minimum 1 year experience plant sciences and/or greenhouse operations

•         Must have experience working in the R&D seeds industry or agriculture

          Ability to use MS Office, with a strong focus on Excel, and other standard software

          Results oriented and driven to deliver high quality R&D trait conversions seed.

          Good verbal and written communication skills

          Good collaboration Spirit and team oriented

          Ability to effectively organize, manage and assign workload of multiple tasks


Preferred Requirements

    Basic Spanish language competency preferred Experience with Trait Introgression preferred Experience supervising greenhouse operational teams preferred Experience working in laboratory setting preferred

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, 9 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


Syngenta 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: 04/30/22
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