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Germplasm Asset Management Head - Raleigh, North Carolina

Company: Syngenta International Ag
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 12, 2020

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Syngentais a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringingplant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countrieswork together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing morefood with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplaceenvironment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative andtrusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of ourcustomers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. Nomatter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding theworld and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future ofagriculture.

About Us

Weinvite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believeevery employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking careof our planet. To support that challenge, the Global Seeds Development team iscurrently seeking a Germplasm Asset Management Head, located in Raleigh, NorthCarolina. As the Head of Germplasm Asset Management, you will extract maximum value from Syngenta’s GermplasmAssets by leading a global team.

Youwill help shape the future of agriculture by:

Leading the development and implementation of breeding collaboration strategy, and by maximizing strategic benefits of these collaborations to the Syngenta Seed business in the short and long-term.

Accountabilities Drive adoption of advanced methodologies in crop breeding and germplasm development, toward the strategic goal of increasing rate of genetic gain for yield and achieving improved and profitable seed products through global germplasm utilization and exploitation.

Ensure protection of our germplasm assets through the judicious creation and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP).

Provide industry leading traits in the best germplasm as rapidly and cost effectively as possible.

Develop breeding collaboration strategy to optimize value both from our existing global field germplasm portfolio and maximize opportunities to generate incremental value from all breeding collaborations.

Monitor progress against milestones and resource use and driving metric based project decision processes across our breeding collaboration portfolio.

Ensure that breeding collaboration projects and programs comply with relevant Regulatory regulations, and Syngenta Stewardship, and Quality Management policies and requirements.

Ensure that Seeds Development projects and programs in portfolio adhere to all legal obligations and requirements defined in legal agreements and contracts

Drive Breeding Project Reviews to create, manage, and report metrics for successful implementation of the strategy.

Ensure the protection of our germplasm assets through creation and enforcement of IP with internal partners to minimize Legal and IP threats related to seed movement and protecting Syngenta’s Freedom to Operate.

Qualifications Requirements

PhD in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics or relevant field

Minimum of 10 years of experience in a global R&D environment working in the plant breeding and seed industry.

Preferred Requirements Experience in a leadership role in a global plant breeding program, specifically deployment of trait technologies, strategic plans, contractual agreements, resource planning and budget management.

Project, program and portfolio management knowledge to deliver goals in a complex organization (cross functional, cross-sites) and technical environment.

Demonstrated ability to successfully influence colleagues across functional boundaries, and to develop and implement fit for purpose processes and tools.

Experience managing high performance projects and teams.

Experience successfully leading teams in an international and multidisciplinary project team environment, with a proven track record of developing talent.

Experience in Seeds Product Selection and advancing global germplasm strategies is a plus.

What We Offer: Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that startsthe same day you do

401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & RetirementSavings 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 diversityand offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Syngentais an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons ofrace, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation,marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Other Locations : USA-Illinois-Downers Grove, USA-Iowa-Slater

Work Locations : USH-Research Triangle Park Research Triangle Park 3054 Cornwallis Rd Durham 27709

Job : R&D - Development

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