Production and Supply Development Program Associate
August 17, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
4 Year Degree
The Production & Supply Development Program (PSDP) is a rotation based program providing three rotations, in various geographical areas, exposing associates to diverse experiences, with a total program commitment of three years, and a minimum of one geographical move required.
We are currently recruiting undergrad and graduate students graduating in December 2018 or May/June of 2019 for the Production and Supply Development Program (PSDP). Locations are at any of the Production and Supply (P&S) sites within the United States.
The focus of the program is to establish a pool of highly motivated and well-rounded future leaders in the organization. As a PSDP Associate, you will learn and acquire business knowledge, skills and attributes required for placement into future leadership or management positions within P&S at Syngenta. The learning and development will be at an accelerated pace with the expectation to perform at levels above your peers.
There are currently three tracks to choose from in the P&S Development Program. Within the chosen track there are multiple options to gain maximum exposure to various areas of Production and Supply that will help you develop your career path in a way that meets your individual needs. In addition to the individual technical knowledge gained, cross-functional leadership training, coaching and mentoring will be conducted for all.
AGRONOMY/SEED OPERATIONS TRACK
BS degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Systems Technology, Agricultural Engineering Plant or Crop Science and other agriculture-related majors.
Specialization in Seed Operations, Parent Seed Characterization, Seed Technology and Production Processing Technology
Assist Plant Management in planning and communicating acreage selection to growers. Work with Plant Management Team to set schedules, manage and determine workforce needs. Provide training and maintain a safe work environment in accordance with HSE policies.
Locations: CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, MN, NC, NE, WA, WI
Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weather, including hot and humid conditions
Position may require working seven days a week during critical time of year
Position will require non-traditional schedule
PRODUCTION/ PROCESS ENGINEERING TRACK
BS degree in Chemical Engineering
Specialization in Chemical Synthesis and Formulation, Fill and Pack
Complete assignments in Production Process Technology Development or Plant Engineering and Unit Operations
Support to Capital Projects and Production Start-ups, Pilot Plant Scale up and Development
Locations: LA, NC, NE, TX
Physical Demands: Position requires being able to walk a Crop Product (CP) production sites in any weather, including hot and humid conditions
SUPPLY OPERATIONS TRACK
BS or Master’s degree in Supply Chain Operations, Logistics, Management, Business discipline or related field
Complete Assignments in support of Operational Planning, Logistics, or Indirect/Direct Procurement areas
Other potential assignments may include Asset planning, Lean or Digital Data Management
Locations: LA, MN, NC, NE, IA, WA
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Recent graduate in relevant courses of study (see track details above)
Willingness to relocate as needed to pursue rotational opportunities
Must be legally authorized to work in the Unites States without sponsorship now or in the future
Prior Internship or Co-op experience
Valid drivers license
Critical Knowledge Skills
Comfortable with ambiguity
Self-starter with initiative
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planets most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population. Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day. Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments: Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. Our work matters. There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!