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SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC Germplasm Asset Management Head - Raleigh, North Carolina in Carroll, Iowa

DescriptionAbout Syngenta 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. About Us We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Global Seeds Development team is currently seeking a Germplasm Asset Management Head, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. As the Head of Germplasm Asset Management, you will extract maximum value from Syngenta's Germplasm Assets by leading a global team. You will help shape the future of agriculture by: Leading the development and implementation of breeding collaboration strategy, and by maximizing strategic benefits of these collaborations to the Syngenta Seed business in the short and long-term. Accountabilities Drive adoption of advanced methodologies in crop breeding and germplasm development, toward the strategic goal of increasing rate of genetic gain for yield and achieving improved and profitable seed products through global germplasm utilization and exploitation.Ensure protection of our germplasm assets through the judicious creation and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP).Provide industry leading traits in the best germplasm as rapidly and cost effectively as possible.Develop breeding collaboration strategy to optimize value both from our existing global field germplasm portfolio and maximize opportunities to generate incremental value from all breeding collaborations.Monitor progress against milestones and resource use and driving metric based project decision processes across our breeding collaboration portfolio.Ensure that breeding collaboration projects and programs comply with relevant Regulatory regulations, and Syngenta Stewardship, and Quality Management policies and requirements.Ensure that Seeds Development projects and programs in portfolio adhere to all legal obligations and requirements defined in legal agreements and contractsDrive Breeding Project Reviews to create, manage, and report metrics for successful implementation of the strategy.Ensure the protection of our germplasm assets through creation and enforcement of IP with internal partners to minimize Legal and IP threats related to seed movement and protecting Syngenta's Freedom to Operate.QualificationsRequirements PhD in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Genetics or relevant fieldMinimum of 10 years of experience in a global RandD environment working in the plant breeding and seed industry. Preferred Requirements Experience in a leadership role in a global plant breeding program, specifically deployment of trait technologies, strategic plans, contractual agreements, resource planning and budget management.Project, program and portfolio management knowledge to deliver goals in a complex organization (cross functional, cross-sites) and technical environment.Demonstrated ability to successfully influence colleagues across functional boundaries, and to develop and implement fit for purpose processes and tools.Experience managing high performance projects and teams.Experience successfully leading teams in an international and multidisciplinary project team environment, with a proven track record of developing talent.Experience in Seeds Product Selection and advancing global germplasm strategies is a plus. Wh