SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC Seed Production Agronomist - Grundy Cent in LONE TREE, Iowa

Seed Production Agronomist - Grundy Center, IA (18001979)About SyngentaSyngenta 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:Management and execution of all phases of seed production for corn to ensure a high quality, reliable, and timely supply is delivered to the facility. Foster an operational culture founded on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and process improvement. Actively engage and provide technical expertise with seed growers, and production research for seed multiplication.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Geographically contract required production acres with seed growers to maximize yield, minimize freight costs and deliver seed meeting quality specificationsDevelop and maintain a grower evaluation system to drive increased yields and qualityUnderstand species and variety characteristics, seed quality standards, PLC advancement priorities, and crop delivery requirements to optimize seed availabilitiesDevelop and implement programs regarding agronomic issues in production fields including, weed and insect programs, and timely field inspection programs. Make pesticide and agronomic recommendations to optimize yield and COGPCoordinates receiving activities to meet conditioning schedules in conjunction with Plant OperationsGeneral administrative management duties including signing grower contracts, collecting - preparing - inputting data for reports, conducting QBS management meetings, pricing and managing disposition of harvestFoster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines. Active leadership in the "Goal Zero" campaignWork with PPT or other specialists to test/implement new production conceptsRemain current with latest production technology and develop specialized skills (i.e. systems, data analysis, equipment maintenance, fertility, irrigation management, etc.) to support seed growersCoordinates with Plant Management Team to set schedules, determine workforce needs, and training staffCross functional knowledge and experience of plant activities: conditioning, treating, packaging, and warehouse and distribution activitiesSupervise employees and third party personnel as requiredQualificationsQualifications:Requires a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy or related fieldTypically requires 2-4 years of related experiencesCertified Crop Advisor (CCA) preferredKnowledge of general industry procedures, practices, and terminologyExcellent communication skillsPC and business software skillsStrong agronomic and pest management skillsAdditional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:Drive Results: Focuses on customers - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Manages for performanceSkillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to create value and achieve excellence in delivery.Liberate Potential: Collaborates across boundaries - Collaborates effectively across organizational and functional boundaries, and leverages diversity.Creates Edge: Leads change and holds ambiguity - Uses effective strategies to facilitate organizational change initiatives and overcomes resistance to change.Must have a valid driver's licenseAll applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weatherPosition requires working 7 days a week during critical time of yearPosition requires travel by car/pickup during certain periods of yearPosition requires extensive travel during peek times of the yeaWORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING E