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Eastern Cucurbit Trial Officer

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Eastern Cucurbit Trial Officer
Company: Syngenta
Division: Biological Assessment
Function: Product Evaluation
Country: United States US
Position Title: Eastern Cucurbit Trial Officer
Job ID: 4597
Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. Our work matters.
There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!
Role purpose:
Manage the process of external variety trialing for cucurbit species in the eastern U.S. Primarily conducting field trials of experimental and pre-commercial varieties to determine market acceptability. Also, take part in Integrated Crop solution trials and special projects.
Accountabilities:
- Plan and execute a series of field trials for promising new varieties in the assigned species within a cropping cycle. Properly placed trials in commercial settings with accurate trait data collection and data analysis are the basis for recommendations for variety advancement or discard at the conclusion of the trial cycle. Regular communication of trial results and market changes are required to keep customers in sales, marketing and research up-to-date. In addition, special projects such as integrated solution trials will be assigned as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
- Bachelor's degree in agricultural related field
- Knowledge of basic experimental design for effective trial layout
- Market knowledge related to assigned crops
Critical experience:
- Two or more years experience in the vegetable industry with the emphasis on field trial work
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:
- Excellent organizational and time management skills required
- Ability to measure or rate differences consistently and accurately among plots for specified traits
- Ability to effectively analyze and summarize data
- Ability to effectively communicate results and recommendations
- Strong interest in hands-on experimental field trial work
- Desire to maintain a highly safe work environment
Critical leadership capabilities:
Leadership Capabilities
Set Direction
- Sets ambitious strategic goals
- Communicates inspirationally
Drive Results
- Focus energy on must-wins
- Manages performance to high standard
Create Edge
- Steps beyond comfort zones
- Fosters a culture of creativity and innovation
Liberate Potential
- Develop self and others
- Recognizes and celebrates success
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Ability to manage personal time and resources to conduct trials timely and within budget
- Develop statistics and market knowledge to make accurate variety recommendations to customers.
- Demonstrate increased crop profitability potential by capturing value traditionally and/or through innovative downstream activities.
Additional Information:
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
- Travel: up to 30 % (South East)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Ability to lift objects up to 40 lbs.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Conditions are often dirty, dusty, and hot in combination with noisy equipment. Potential allergens-pollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in field or greenhouse. Exposure to high and low temperatures, sun, rain, and dust. Significant domestic travel throughout the key markets is required.
Openings available at various locations:
Position can be located anywhere in the Southeastern Region of the U.S.
For immediate consideration apply online at jobs.syngena.com Job Id 4597:
http://bit.ly/Qe4uCj

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