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Flower Trial Planner

Company: Syngenta
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Syngenta Flowers North America is one of the largest wholesale breeders of hybrid flower seed and cuttings in the world ? developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to legendary genetics, we support industry professionals with world-class customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view. Syngenta Flowers has garnered more than 35 international awards for introducing hybrid annuals to the world, including such garden mainstays as Calliope? Interspecific Geraniums, Diabunda? Dianthus, Endurio? Violas, Sparkler? Cleome, and Magellan? Zinnias.We are currently seeking a Flower Trial Planner for our team based in Gilroy, California. This JobThe Flower Trial Planner is responsible for planning, organizing, and monitoring of execution of all trials on site (e.g.: R&D, starter material, marketing, technical team, etc.).Accountabilities Flower Trial PlannerOverall accountability for trial planning for each of the site greenhouses, hoop houses, and fields facilities.Develop yearly schedules for space usage based on facility functionality, R&D and production needs, and crop requirements.Develop monthly, and daily schedules for sowing, growing, crop management, pollination, seed harvest, etc?Work with all key stakeholders (e.g.: breeders, scientists, product managers, marketing, sale, etc,,,) to ensure the proactive resolution of all challenges, with the primary aim of preserving the expected end date of every trials as much as possible.Primary point of contact for all planning and capacity related requests for the site.Manage the site capacity planning process by maintaining site KPI?s related to trialingWorks with local operational management in leading operational meetings.Maintain overview of site planned capacity vs attainable capacity, including historical overviewEnter and maintain trial requests in the planning tool and if needed also off system.By working with growers, ensure customer satisfaction indexing obtained through tracking adherences to desired delivery dates and crop quality.Provide proactive information to relevant stakeholdersAct as the primary contact for enquiries for all crops at site, managing short term amendments / imbalances in the plans.Participate in site capacity planning process by maintaining an up-to-date plan, timely communication of KPI reports and providing timely updates around challenges as they arise.Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety related company policies and practices, including completing all required Company training courses and attending local safety meetings. QualificationsFour-year degree or equivalent work experience in an agriculture, manufacturing or business related field.Experience with or understanding of capacity planning.Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPointCritical Skills: Excellent communication skills (verbal, in writing, etc.)Ability to clearly communicate ideas and informationAbility to analyze and interpret dataCritical Experience:Experience in working across diverse groups.Experience in impacting change without direct authority.Experience in leading process changesTrial Planner  Promote less reliance for off system databases, spreadsheets, and email.Proactively interact with intra / inter departments to ensure understanding and compliance with schedules.Proactively manage data entry and collect and report information relating to site operationsProactively analyze processing data looking for trends, improvements, efficiencies, and favorable economics.Results orientedStrong analytical skillsCustomer orientedAble to work effectively as part of a teamProfessional/respectful/courteousStrong computer skills ? Microsoft products, Visio flow charting, SharePoint and QMS databaseOther Behaviors Critical for the role:Influencing cooperation across functional units/projectsDriving continuous improvementImplementing new processesLeading multi-functional teamsCommunicate with impactProcess OrientationAnalytical and attention to detailStrong communicationFollow throughContinuous learningBuilding partnershipsPhysical demands of the essential functions:  
Combined office, shop floor and fieldwork activities are involved.  The fieldwork requires moderate lifting, good mobility, and some travel. Working conditions while performing essential functions:   While performing the job functions, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and approved agriculture chemicals and environmental conditions such as extreme heat or cold temperatures.Additional InformationFull Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings ContributionGenerous Vacation Policy plus 9 Paid HolidaysMaternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among othersSalary range $55,200 - $69,000A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the yearWork Level:  3BSyngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)( Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)( #LI-MD1Company DescriptionSyngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 30,000 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.

Keywords: Syngenta, Gilroy , Flower Trial Planner, Other , Gilroy, California

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