Syngenta is looking for a passionate candidate for the position as Lead Seed Safety & Biology.
Lead Seed Safety & Biology
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:
This role provides management of the global seed safety programs within the Global Seedcare Institute’s (SCI) Service Category Seed Safety & Product Marketing Support, maximizing the service quality and enabling service value definition and extraction. Furthermore, the incumbent is to ensure best practices sharing and collaboration within the global SCI network.
Manage the global seed safety programs & project portfolio, ensuring the study results are delivered in time and with highest quality to our internal and external customers
Support product launches and life-cycle management with expertise and data related to seed quality and seed treatment interactions
Identify key 3rd party seed technology, seed research, partners, build and maintain necessary network
Manage the 3rd party service provider laboratories network, provide necessary guidance and direction to them, ensuring best possible quality of data generated and application of required standards
Manage, analyse, process and report seed-safety testing data
Ensure best-practice sharing, coordination (standardization) of seed technology & application within the Seedcare Institute’s experts network
Leverage know-how across functions and collaborate with other teams within the SCI network and Technology & Engineering to ensure maximum service quality to our internal and external customers
Customer complaint management
Serve as source of expertise in seed physiology (internal consultant) and interface between customers' needs (internal + external) and seed technology solutions
Manage relationship with key institutions (e.g. ISTA, ISSS, AOSA)
Training / Education: Deliver content and updates for distinct training modules to global SCI Service Pillar Training to support best & safe use practices of seed treatment technologies. Train and educate internal Syngenta Seedcare staff and customers in cooperation with Global Service Pillar Lead Training
Essential Knowledge & Experience:
Multi-year experience with and in-depth understanding of standardized seed quality testing methods and seed vigour testing methods
Research experience in the field of seed biology / seed technology