Global Quality Assurance Head - Vegetables & Flowers

Syngenta   •  

Downers Grove, IL

Industry: Agriculture & Natural Resources


5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the implementation of a robust E2E Seeds Quality Management System (QMS) for Vegetables and Flowers based on the Global Seeds Quality Framework
  • Represent Vegetables and Flowers in the Seeds Quality Leadership team (SQLT)
  • Actively promote Quality as member of the Vegetables (VEG) and Flowers (FLS) Global Leadership Team
  • Select and develop a team of Quality Assurance professionals to execute the Seeds Quality Framework core processes, effectively collaborate with adjacent functions E2E, and efficiently manage customer complaints
  • Proactively promote the direction set through the Global Seeds Quality Framework and actively participate in embedding Quality Culture throughout the Global Veg/Fls organization
  • Direct the Regional Veg QA Leads and Fls QA Lead with the implementation of Global Seeds Quality Framework Processes and Codes of Practices, within the operational business processes E2E focused, meeting the requirements of certifications in place and the direction set in the Global Quality Policy
  • Lead the Regional Veg CC and Fls QA teams to proactively manage, communicate and resolve customer complaints with frequent reporting to the VSLT and Global KPI's
  • Collaborate with the E2E functions within Veg/Fls Management (R&D, P&S, Operations, M&S) to assure that sufficient resources are available at the regional level to support deployment of QA processes and tools and the quality culture in the organization
  • Collaborate on the development of global KPI's to measure the performance of the Seeds Quality Core Processes at global level and manage implementation and reporting of KPI's at Global and Regional levels
  • Monitor the Seeds Quality Core Processes based on input from VEG & FLRS QA team and work with Global E2E management to support and continually improve the Quality processes, tools, and QA commitment in their functions
  • Actively represent the Veg and Fls Quality organization in the Seeds Quality LT for policy, global processes and associated tools (e.g. Reliance)
  • Report on Seeds Quality Core Process performance within the Global Veg/Fls LT
  • Promote best practices, continuous improvement and harmonization of Quality processes across regions
  • Connect with adjacent functions such as Seeds Operations, Seeds Production Research, Supply Planning and Logistics to gather and share best practices


You Have:

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience in agriculture related field. Preferable within Seeds
  • Master's Degree or higher in plant science or related area - agronomy, seed science, botany
  • Experience or strong knowledge in quality control, planning & logistics, sales & marketing processes
  • Knowledge of planning cycles, production, processing and sales
  • Experience in an international work environment; Ability to work with various diverse cultures and work habits
  • Knowledge in understanding SAP tables, linkages, and transaction design
  • Fluent in English