Syngenta Laboratory Technician in Bologna, Italy

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 • Provide quality data and technical support to local teams, in an appropriate time frame, in or-der to deliver seeds reaching our quality specifications. Implement and monitor methods and testing plans according to regional & global directives. • Facilitate and promote the effective SAP use towards all end-users as appropriate

Accountabilities • Support the Quality Lab in the daily lab activities (take and prepare samples, perform quality tests – e.g. germination test and RSE - , collaborate to the lab projects…) • As local representative of the Product Quality Control department the main duties are:  Implement and exclusively use the protocols and methods defined at Global & Re-gional level. Provide constructive feedback on methods if they are matching local specific requirements.  Ensure testing is carried out in a compliant way with Syngenta standards and local regulatory / legal requirements.  Contribute to success of regional ring-test by his commitment to deliver results back on time. If necessary he/she will organize local ring test among analysts to ensure the alignment of his laboratory to company network. • According to regional strategy of testing, he/she will review and fine-tune the local inspection plans with the local team by identifying critical points relevant to local process and local mar-ket specificities. • He/she will organize and monitor the flow of samples and quality data between the supply point he/she is working with and the final information in the system. • He/she will monitor and communicate all the follow-up reporting linked to his/her activity (Pro-cess Performance Indicators, Monthly reports, technical summary). DRAW EARLY-WARNINGS. • Ensure that local design of SAP Quality Management module matches local requirements. Work with Key User and Quality Business Process Expert in case changes are needed. Ensure that data are entered into the system in line with service level agreements and ensure proactive management of bottle-necks to manage business constraints. • Support the Plant Manager in the site projects (e.g. lab upgrade project)

Essential knowledge and Experience • Previous experience in seed plant lab in a similar industry is highly desired. • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a team. • Easily able to adapt to change.

Qualifications • University/college degree preferably in agronomy. For applicants without University Degree at least 5 years of experience in seeds lab activities. • Understanding of seed physiology and seed processing strongly preferred. • Communication in English level B2.

Additional information • 7 months contract. It can be extended. • Dates: from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019. • Candidates should have driving license and car to reach the site.

Job: *CP Production

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: ITA-Bologna-Argelato

Requisition ID: 1801336