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Operations Seeds Processing Lead


Nampa, ID, West United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

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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. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.



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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 Operations Seeds processing lead in Nampa, Idaho.



Role Purpose

    The operations seeds processing manager will be supervising all activities related to seed processing for the corn trait Introgression TI project.  He or she will lead the seeds processing team  with a focus on consistent, reliable and timely delivery of TI corn R&D seeds.    Also, to maintain local seed inventory under compliance and to deliver frequent inventory reports to local leadership.   The timely completion of processing activities including data entry, KPIs and specifications is key in this role.   The ideal candidate will be capable of  sustaining the operation flow under best productivity practice as well as to  communicate and work to resolve issues within broader operational team.


•    Lead a group of technicians and coordinate all tasks related to seed processing like drying, shelling and inventory.

•    Timely collect, enter, track, and communicate KPIs

•    Organize all seed requests and shipping.  .

•    Collaborate with other team members to adopt best operational practices.

•    To maintain seed inventory and promptly discard, inventoried or ship seed as needed under required standards and regulations.

•    To execute R&D trial fulfilment for current projects and to request seed as needed.

•    To communicate timely any issues causing delay or potential damage to the seed.

•    To communicate effectively and regularly with peers and operational stakeholders regarding project status, planned and completed work activities, and supply input needs,

•    Support other Corn TI operational activities and tasks as needed

•    Operate  under Lean Sig Sigma principles. 

•    Be part of the world class safety culture and support safety initiatives.


    Minimum 1-year experience in an agricultural research setting. Bachelor’s Degree required in the following Biology, Industrial Engineering or Plant Sciences Basic knowledge of Plant Biology and seed handling. Basic knowledge Lean Sig Sigma or Continues Improvement Results oriented and driven to deliver high quality seed Highly organized with excellent attention to detail. Relentless focus on continuous improvement and operational excellence, with the ability and motivation to learn, experiment with and deploy new technologies Outstanding communication skills tailored to diverse audiences Adherence to all company, state and governmental safety, stewardship and regulatory requirements to maintain our freedom to operate Experience as group leader highly preferred. Good computer skills and proficiency with MS Office and corporate software Basic Spanish language competency preferred Operates in a team setting 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, 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: 05/28/22
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