Production Specialist Job - #1895745A0
at Syngenta in Pasco, WA
Open Til: 04-Jul-12
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Division: Production & Supply
Function: Vegetables, DFC, Cereals Production
State/Province: Washington [WA]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Production Specialist
Job ID: 3078
Role Purpose/Accountabilities: *Execute established seed production plans to assure that Syngenta has a consistent, timely, producible supply of high quality seed, assure successful production of critical genetics of region through active technical liaison with breeders, marketing, logistics, growers and third party vendors. *Take personal commitment and accountability to support our HSE goal zero initiative Collaborate with growers and third party vendors to manage all production activities from contracting through harvest and delivery associated with a multimillion dollar vegetable seed business *Understand species and variety characteristics, seed quality standards, PLC advancement priorities, market priorities, and crop delivery requirements to ensure optimization of seed availabilities, and parent seed execution to optimize field performance. *Responsible for grower and third party vendor production guidelines and monitoring, and vendor relations within assigned area and crop responsibility, crop pricing strategies and year end crop and producer assessments. *Adhere to company production instructions Responsible for contracting, crop monitoring, reporting, harvest scheduling, grower and third party vendor settlements for assigned area and crop responsibility to attain targeted volume, quality and cost goals. Responsible for interacting with supply organization and logistics counterparts to insure correct delivery of seeds to plant for processing. Hire, coach, train, and mentor seasonal personnel demands assigned as necessary. *Work with production research or other specialists to test / implement new production concepts. *Remain current with latest production technology and develop specialized skills (i.e. systems, data analysis, equipment maintenance, fertility, irrigation mgt., etc.) to support seed growers. *Assist Production Leaders by accepting special projects or assignments. *Be proactive in providing support to Global Supply Chain production and conditioning efforts. *Adhere to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines *Perform multiple tasks simultaneously through efficient time management and decisive decision making. *Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
*Level I –
Uses professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine as well as a variety of problems. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions. Normally receives general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments. Typically requires 2-4 years of related experiences. May require a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and/or training in addition to the experience requirement.
*Level II –
Uses professional concepts and company polices and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instruction son new assignments. Typically requires a minimum of 5 years related experience. May require a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and/or training in addition to the experience requirement.
*Level III – Uses profession concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways. Works on problems of where analysis situation or data requires an in-depth analysis of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results for obtaining solutions. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance or supervision to non-exempt personnel. Typically requires a minimum of 8 years related experience. Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and/or training in addition to the experience requirement.
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: *Assessments, implementations, and execution of important business strategies relating to consistent supplies of high quality and sufficient quantity seed products. Individual skill assessments and developments. Creative solutions of cost control Proactive professional working relationships with global and regional business partners Proactive professional working relationships with seed producing vendors.
Additional Information: *PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: *Combined office and fieldwork activities are involved. The fieldwork requires moderate lifting, good mobility, and some travel. *WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Fieldwork is subject to field environmental conditions such as (dust, heat) and working with and around approved agricultural chemicals and machinery.
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