Diesases and Chem Lab Manager, Iberia
Syngenta
Carmona, Sevilla, ESP
hace 24 días

About Syngenta :

Syngenta 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.

Role purpose

  • Coordination and supervision of the testing activity of Syngenta in EAME on Seeds Disease (Broomrape) and Chemistry in regards of harmonization and standardization of protocols, procedures and methods for Oilseeds.
  • Follow the activity and the Quality results for regular feedback to seeds operations and production and alerts if needed.

  • Laboratory management : Supervise and manage the Seeds Disease (Broomrape) and Chemis-try laboratory in Carmona. Insure the reliability and the accuracy of the results.
  • Provide quality data and technical support to local teams, in an appropriate time frame. Implement and moni-tor methods and testing plans according to regional & global directives.

    Manage the local la-boratory.

    Accountabilities

  • Organize and plan lab activities according to the workload; organize human resources in the lab (production plan, inspection plan, customers priorities)
  • Ensure repeatability and reliability of lab results (control card, ring test); responsible to decide for recurrent analysis in questionable cases
  • Send regular reports to the regional head of quality control and the site manager about the activities in the lab through the EAME standardized tools (monthly reporting, PPI’s follow-up)
  • Analyse quality concerns and propose solutions; set up end of season or yearly reports
  • Set up an activity reporting system linked to the Quality Control KPI’s follow-up
  • Build a network with official labs, include them in Ring tests& provide them the feedback and explanations needed about the results.
  • Review and monitor contract situation regarding product quality agreements with 3rd parties, build a network with tollers’ labs, provide them the feedback and explanations needed about the results.
  • Conduct training, when needed.

  • Report the activity and provide efficient and pro-active Quality Support and Assistance to the Supply Chain & Production teams;
  • Monitor and validate the dashboards for activity follow up

  • Validate SAP reliability. Ensure that local SAP data management is working properly; monitor proactively that data entry in the system is done in a timely manner and in line with business requirements.
  • As lead to coordinate laboratory activity :
  • oPlan, Schedule Prioritize the execution of the required tests with the laboratory technician or with the coordinators

    oReview with the laboratory technician or the coordinators that the analysis are carried out in accordance with the corresponding "work instructions".

    oCheck that the different analytics are carried out in the established time.

    oReport quasi-accidents and safety observations reported by the laboratory technician or the coordinators.

    oImplement new analytical techniques or procedures in accordance with the requirements of European management.

  • Management of people
  • oEnsure that Syngenta HSE, quality rules, internal protocols and recommendations are known by the lab people (permanent and seasonal) and properly applied

  • oIn charge of individual Performance management and annual ranking of the people in the lab ; Identify training needs for the analysts and technicians;
  • Define the training plan ; Hire people for the lab

  • Quality and security involvement
  • oEnsure compliance with HSE and Quality standards. Propose and implement actions that improve working conditions and maintain / improve Quality in your department in accordance with the responsible HSEQ of the site.

    oCoordinate and harmonize the tasks of the quality assurance in the laboratory. Control of the preparation and update the documentation.

    Make the quality system working

    oChoose partners for delivering laboratory equipment and constantly supervise the purchase.

    oKeep in touch with the European quality assurance department and with many Syngenta laboratories

    oResponsible of HSE audits (definition, planning and organisation)

    oCollaborate in the investigation of Non-Conformities or Customer Complains related to your activity

  • Budget / Finance
  • oPrepare and follow-up the budget of the lab in coordination with the Controller and the Quality Operation Manager.; responsible of any cost / test deviation

    oValidate invoices

    oPropose investments in the laboratory that improve profitability, quality and safety of processes. Lead, in agreement with the European Leads the preparation of the corresponding Capital Expenses.

    oLead the implementation of investments as per planned timelines and budget

  • Network :
  • oBe available to attend any workshop proposed at site level or EAME level.

    Critical knowledge

  • Good knowledge in physiology, pathology (Broomrape Mildew) and biochemistry
  • Statistics and computer sciences
  • Basis of project management
  • International quality standards
  • English language knowledge is key international context C1 Level European Framework
  • Experience is SAP would be an advantage
  • Critical experience

  • Experience in seeds physiology
  • Seed Quality testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Basic project Management
  • at least 5 years of demonstrated Leadership and management of people, teamwork
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Additional information :

  • Full time, permanent
  • Relocation support is not provided
  • Must be able to work legally, without visa support in the country
  • Travel up to 10%
  • Biological Assessment

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