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R&D Group Leader 1 with Syngenta in Vero Beach, Florida

Type of position Full Time Salaried Position
Employer Syngenta
Description of Employer 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.
Location Vero Beach, Florida
Salary Depending on Experience
Benefits A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Paid Vacation, 9 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, and Corporate Discounts, among other benefits
Closing date of competition open until filled
Date position available 09/06/2022
Description of duties
  • Provide leadership to team members; motivate, coach, and assign research activities.
  • Active participant in special projects and/or teams.
  • Support VBRC initiatives and the CPD Strategies. 
  • Promote operational excellence and optimization of assets through management of group budget and equipment.
  • Plan and complete all research programs, special problem-solving projects, and off-season support activities. Develop trial methodology and protocols, interpret results, and provide recommendations for further work or product uses
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to add value to products in the marketplace at the regional and global levels.  Lead and conduct research and development of new active ingredients.
  • Seek project requests from all internal customers, prioritize and balance the workload of the group in line with company priorities
  • Provide support to the Sales team in the form of tech info, training, and presentations. 
  • Conduct problem-solving projects to address market issues. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of grower needs and perspectives and their relationship to Syngenta activities
  • Works toward a One Team One Plan mindset within the team and VBRC.
Qualifications sought
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Ph.D. in Biological Science (Weed Science., Entomology, Plant Pathology, or Nematology), plus at least 3 years exp. or an MS degree with 7 years of R&D experience.? And, typically has a career path in leadership.
  • In-depth knowledge of the products, crops, markets, and methods of research associated with the indication. 
  • Experience in Weed Science
  • Broad knowledge of technologies, modes of action, and resistance management. 
  • In-depth knowledge of the products, crops, markets, and methods of research associated with the indication. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills. 
  • Good ability to foster teamwork and balance workload/resources within the group.
  • Strong planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibits and implements a continuous improvement mindset, out-of-box thinking
  • Particularly skilled in interacting and communicating with internal and external customers and the VBRC team as a whole
  • Travel Requirements – 10- 15 %
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume
Submit to https://www.syngenta.com/en/job/en/18043495/external/rd-group-leader-1?date=1655364159