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Quality Lead

Syngenta 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.

About this Job:

Provide direct supervision and management of product quality, and quality related activities, as it relates to seed production, conditioning, treating and packaging. Site stewardship responsibilities for all quality assurance and quality control documents associated with the companies Quality Business Systems. Additional duties may include ISO 9001 auditing, site nonconformance and request for variance administration, and internal auditing duties. Responsible for in process Quality Control testing and inspection, and serving as a quality ambassador to support global quality initiatives. Assist with operational and capital budgets, and management of plant personnel as assigned by Site Manager.
Foster an operational culture founded on HSE, Quality, and continuous process improvement. Active leadership in the Goal Zero initiative.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Site Manager as required in all areas of operations
Coordinate and direct, and suggest improvements to the field inspection program. Work with field team to ensure product quality meets standards
Manage process simulation for conditioning requirements ? may include direct supervision, hiring of staff, data entry, sizing recommendations and analysis.
Develop and maintain a product quality inspection program to ensure bulk storage and conditioning standard requirements are being met.
Develop and maintain a product quality inspection program to ensure packaged quality and outbound shipments meet customer specifications ? includes seed appearance and damage checks, as well as packaging requirements.
Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of quality systems, processes, and programs for the site operations
Support Site safety and quality initiatives
SAP data entry and reporting as needed
Oversee sampling requirements for new crop, returns and carry-over seed to meet testing requirements.
Ensure Regulatory requirements are met for any USDA regulated crops, from field through shipment
Direct point of contact for all site-based and other business stakeholder quality related issues
Oversees personnel, including 3rdparty labor, for all quality related processes.
Coordinate and lead root cause analysis for all site related customer complaints and internal deviations from company standards
Owner for site related request for variance and nonconformity processes.
Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines. Active leadership around Syngenta?s Goal Zero initiative.
Monitor SAP processes related to quality to ensure data accuracy and integrity
Monitor product quality from the field through the distribution process
Analyze and report product quality metrics and performance
To assist in other areas of the office and/or plant as workload requires
May participate in performance reviews of personnel
Develop a cross-functional knowledge of field and plant activities and others as assigned by plant management.
Understanding of seed labeling laws, seed certification laws and interstate shipment regulations.
Ability to work across cross-functional teams and drive processes
Coordinate and lead the distribution/inventory of Green Leaf Genetics corn and soybeans
Coordinate the corn inbred LPM to P&S hand off (quality testing/SAP inventory)
BA/BS diploma strongly preferred or 2-4 years of related experiences
Experience in quality related fields, or seed production

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Computer literate in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP functions
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent leadership, project management and communication skills
Ability to develop a highly motivated and successful team
Strong detail orientation and ability to execute
Decisive: Ability to make timely and well thought out recommendations, supported by proper underlying data and analysis, and swiftly executive/ implement decisions
Trusted: Meets all work commitments and follows through in a responsible and reliable manner; professionally and confidentially handles sensitive information
Customer-Focused: Timely responds to requests for information and production needs
Results-Oriented: Establishes appropriate measures of success
Communicative: Ability to create effective and efficient communication tools for all audiences; establishes clear objectives and timelines for work; good listener
Team-Oriented: Works well across all Business Units and functions; values input from others; enthusiastic, forward looking team player
Innovative: Anticipate production challenges and develop processes for reliable supply
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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.
Syngenta Contact Information:
If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at sta_support.northamerica@syngenta.com
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Job: Seeds Production
Title: Quality Lead
Location: Iowa-Lone Tree
Requisition ID: 18003273


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