Plant Operations Lead

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture. About Us We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, we are currently seeking a Plant Operations Lead in Salinas, CA. You will help shape the future of agriculture by: * Providing direct supervision and management of receiving, conditioning, packaging, inventory, and warehousing of SSV crops (Leafy/Brassicas). Additional duties may include field related activities under the direction of the Field Production Manager or Site Manager, quality testing and shipment of product * Assisting with operational and capital budgets and management of plant personnel * Fostering an operational culture founded on HSE, Quality, and process improvement. Active leadership in the HSE initiatives Accountabilities * Coordinate and direct scheduling of quality, conditioning, treating, and packaging processes with the Supply Planning Team * Assist with daily supervision of plant operations including 3rd party labor force - expect 75% of time on the floor * Assist with operational and capital budgets * Assist with management of key operations including processes from harvest receipt to finished goods inventory * Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of quality systems, processes, and programs for the site operations * Coordinate and direct scheduling of needed inventory to facilitate the fulfillment of orders on a timely and efficient manner * May coordinate the defaults, orders, and interplant activity * Responsible for inventory accuracy and warehouse management at site(s) in adherence of company specifications * Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of Quality Business Systems and processes, systems, and programs for site operations * Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines. Active leadership around Syngenta's HSE initiatives * Manage inventory of packaging and treating supplies to facilitate packaging needs through shipping and order estimates * Cross-functional knowledge and participation in field activities, e.g. planting, scouting, rouging, harvest, and others as assigned by site management * Understanding of seed labeling laws, seed certification laws and interstate shipment regulations * Assist Site Manager as required in all areas of operations * Bachelor's degree preferred; Agronomy, Ag Engineering or Ag Economics or Technology applicable fields of study * Minimum of five years' experience in the seed industry; with a focus in Production and Supply * Previous experience in Agricultural products manufacturing preferred * Position requires being able to lift 50 lbs., being able to walk seed production fields in any weather and be able to work in dusty, hot, and cold conditions * Capability of working 7 days a week during critical time of year * Ability to operate and be forklift certified * Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship 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, 12 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. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ( Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) ( #LI-AA1

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