Company Description

Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading sustainable agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Our 53,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet – making us the world’s most local agricultural technology and innovation partner.
Syngenta Group is committed to operating at the highest standards of ethics and integrity. This is a commitment that we are making to investors, customers, society and employees. Syngenta Group is also committed to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Job Description

Location

Vicente López, Argentina

Role purpose

  • Act as a leading core team member of the Syngenta center of Continuous Improvement with a lead proficiency in the Syngenta Operational Excellence methodology.
  • Build Continuous Improvement capability in Syngenta by leading initiatives that bring the methodology into high priority company projects and target areas.
  • Coach Syngenta leaders and teams to develop their knowledge and capability to use Continuous Improvement in their own areas.
  • Line manages, project manage and develop Coaches in Continuous Improvement to build their capability in the Operational Excellence methodology and perform in role as coaches.
  • Act as an ambassador and champion for Continuous Improvement within Syngenta.
  • Drive an active learning community with the aim of developing team capabilities and improving the Operational Excellence methodology through practitioner experience.

Accountabilities

  • Act as a lead practitioner in Operational Excellence methodology capable of delivering the methodology and developing others in its use.
  • On an ongoing basis lead priority Continuous Improvement initiatives working with different project teams and functions to shape, project manage and implement Operation Excellence interventions ensuring delivery on time, to target and within budget.
  • Act as a Continuous Improvement coach to senior Syngenta leadership and teams.
  • Provide one to one coaching and conscience for coaches in Continuous Improvement and develop their skills in both the Operational Excellence methodology and also in coaching others in the organization to use it, ensuring a relevant and balanced representation of both technical and change management mindset.
  • Communicate and champion the use of Syngenta’s Operational Excellence approach and support the sustainable development of Continuous Improvement within Syngenta in the long term through other teaching and implementation interventions aimed at delivering Continuous Improvement processes and capabilities to the organization.
  • Use expert knowledge to work with the Operational Excellence Methodology and Sustainability Leads to develop and refine the Continuous Improvement approach within the organization

Qualifications

Requirements

At Syngenta Group we are highly people focused – we look for professionals who are engaged, collaborative and excellent in execution. Leaders are expected to communicate effectively, develop teams and lead by example. Our industry and our function are changing rapidly so we are looking for new team members with a strong desire to develop themselves.

It is indispensable for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Fluent in English, any additional language will be highly beneficial for work with teams having other native language.
  • Experience of operational management role or several years with management consultancy
  • Expert practitioner knowledge of Continuous Improvement philosophy and methodologies e.g. Six Sigma Master Black Belt certified, Shingo philosophy trained, Lean Office & Manufacturing Specialist
  • Advanced knowledge on management system methodologies (PDCA, PDSA, Balanced Scorecard, Lean Management System) or ability to attain this rapidly.
  • Data and process driven.
  • Proven record in the application of project and program management methodologies
  • Change and/or operational management experience.
  • Strong capability to develop, coach & teach others in delivering change.
  • Proficient user on Microsoft Project and Office and other tools e.g., Minitab

Additional Information

Be part of the Syngenta Experience

• Competitive salary and attractive benefits

• Dynamic and international environment

• Modern office environment and collaboration tools

• Forward thinking policies (e.g. remote working, career breaks)

• Support personal development in a diverse and inclusive environment

Important:

Beyond just believing in the power of diversity, Syngenta promotes an inclusive culture that includes differences in all its forms. We believe that the feeling of belonging allows people to become their best version, building an increasingly welcoming and productive environment.

All qualified candidates will be considered for our positions, without distinction of race, gender, age, nationality or disability.

* This position will not provide relocation support.

* This position requires immediate job availability.

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