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R&D Weed Control Group Leader 1

Company: Syngenta
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all - while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting. From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.
Job Description
Role purpose
To provide effective leadership and direction in order to build and maintain a highly motivated weed control team at the Vero Beach Research Center (VBRC) in order to support the CP R&D strategy
Design, initiate, and conduct research projects including lab, greenhouse and field studies. Complete assigned research projects as a critical part of promoting new active ingredients, new technology, and off-season support for development and commercial products. Act as a field project coordinator for assigned projects. Provide technology foresight and contribute to product intelligence toward creating a competitive advantage.
Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership to team members; motivate, coach, and assign research activities.
  • Active participant on special projects and/or teams.
  • Support VBRC initiatives and the CPD Strategies.
  • Promote operational excellence and optimization of assets through management of group budget and equipment.
  • Plan and complete weed control research programs, special problem solving projects, and off-season support activities. Develop trial methodology and protocols, interpret results, and provide recommendations for further work or product uses
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to add value to products in the marketplace at the regional and global level. Lead and conduct research and development of new active ingredients.
  • Seek project requests from all internal customers, prioritize and balance the workload of the group in line with company priorities
  • Provide support to the Sales team in the form of tech info, training, and presentations. Conduct problem solving projects to address market issues. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of grower needs and perspectives and their relationship to Syngenta activities
  • Be an active weed control Bioteam member
  • Works toward a One Team One Plan mindset within team and VBRC
    Qualifications
    Critical success factors & key challenges.
    • Understands the Syngenta portfolio in indication, ability to innovate around developmental projects obstacles and sales support needs that the VBRC can uniquely address.
    • Develop an effective network of internal and external contacts to maximize the value of the group and its ability to problem solve.
    • Cohesive team
    • Demonstrate a cooperative style that facilitates working across many functional interfaces
    • Leadership/Stakeholder Management: Must work effectively with stakeholders in North America and globally, e.g. protocol sponsors, to ensure team delivery of conclusive trials and to ensure shared practices and processes work effectively/collaboratively.
    • Effectively leads across boundaries.
      Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities
      Critical knowledge
      • In depth knowledge of the products, crops, markets, and methods of research associated for weed control.
      • Broad knowledge of technologies, modes of action, and weed resistance management.
      • Sufficient knowledge of the business to make and communicate project priorities.
        Critical Experience
        • Ph.D. in Weed Science or agronomy plus at least 3 years exp. or a MS degree (weed science/agronomy) with 7 years of R&D experience. And, typically desires a career path in leadership.
          Critical Technical, Professional And Personal Capabilities
          • Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills.
          • Good ability to foster teamwork and balance workload/resources within the group.
          • Is decisive, offers clear solutions and recommendations
          • Strong planning, organizing, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
          • Exhibits and implements a continuous improvement mindset, out of box thinking
          • Particularly skilled in interacting and communicating with internal and external customers and the VBRC team as a whole.
          • Travel Requirements - 10 %
          • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
            What We Offer
            Additional Information
            • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs
            • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
            • 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 other benefits
              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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              your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Syngenta, Palm Bay , R&D Weed Control Group Leader 1, Other , Vero Beach, Florida

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