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Group Leader Operations

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Yoh (supporting Syngenta)
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Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's 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!
Role purpose:
Responsible for managing plant operations to meet product demand and quality requirements in a safe and cost efficient manner. Responsible for establishing a strong culture that delivers Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen behaviours. Interface with business teams and corporate planning to ensure site strategy is delivered versus business imperatives for sales and product introductions. Functional department & personnel reporting to
position
include: Production Planner, Vendor Scheduler, a Packaging Engineer, two Team Lead (Engineer's), who, in turn, supervise 5 production supervisors and approximately 30 operators and up to 50 additional seasonal contract employees as needed.
Accountabilities:
- Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE): Ensure personnel are provided with the training, tools, and resources to operate safely, in a clean and hygienic environment, with procedures that demonstrate environmentally good stewardship.
- Quality: Deliver formulated & packed finished goods on-time and in-full at quality levels meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
- Lean: Provide clear leadership focus to deliver Lean Manufacturing (e.g. Kaizen, 5S, SMED, OEE, etc.) as a cultural value and way of operating at the Omaha Site. Create a sense of urgency in the way personnel think about eliminating waste and taking ownership of their activities at the Site.
- Financial: Deliver majority of site's fixed & variable budget targets. Will take an active leadership role in expense budgeting, product costing, new product evaluation, and asset efficiency control & optimization.
- Direct Leadership - Set Clear Direction: Production Planner, Vendor Schuler, two (2) Tem Lead (Engineer's), and a packaging engineer..
- Indirect Leadership - Communicate Clear Deliverables: Thirty (32) Operator 1's and 2's and up to fifty (50) seasonal contract employees.
- Ambassadorship: Ensure site strategy is clearly communicated and understood by key, external stakeholders (e.g. T&P, Brand/Product Management, Planning, etc.).
- Operating Budget: $10 m.
- Inventories: Raw Material & Packaging - $115 m, Technical Pesticides - $ 145 Million.
- Cost of Goods (CoGS): Optimization for 180 SKU's and supporting business cases for NPI's.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
B.S. Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Chemical processing, formulation, packaging, material handling, safety awareness and emergency response. Broad knowledge in areas of quality assurance, gov't regulations, accounting & budgeting techniques, maintenance procedures, utilities, inventory control, shipping, warehousing, waste disposal, statistics and best engineering practices.
Critical Skills:
Supervising, training, motivating, planning, coordinating, delegating, decision-making, influencing, managing change, and communicating.
Critical Experience:
5-10 years experience in plant operations and personnel management.
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Developing personnel for future succession requirements.
- Ensure Operations personnel clearly understand site strategy and are challenged to deliver improved efficiencies and responsiveness as product complexity and volumes grow.
- Build a highly communicative, proactive and disciplined Operation's team to rapidly respond to business needs with strong adherence to quality and HSE standards while delivering optimum product cost to the customer.
- Ensure plant business/data systems are implemented to rapidly deliver information for root-cause analysis that can be used to drive strategic efficiency improvement targets.
- Implement Lean Manufacturing Principles (Kaizen, SMED, OEE, 5S, etc.) to deliver agile manufacturing.
- Lead first-line supervision to achieve a focused, highly trained, self-motivated, and innovative workforce.
- Ensure training programs are administered effectively to achieve certification for job requirements and cross-training of skills for quality, and preventative maintenance.
- Ensure that personnel roles and policies are clearly defined, documented and communicated.
- Meet or exceed HSE targets by demonstrating leadership in all elements of Site's policies, programs, and compliance guidelines.
- Provide fixed/variable cost budgeting, control, and corporate reporting for operations.
- Support Engineering in evaluating capital spending needs for NPI's or asset optimization.
- Support Operations personnel with time and resources to participate in SAFARI behaviour based safety program.
Additional Information:
- Must sign a non-compete if offered this position.
- Ensure in its respective area of responsibility and in close cooperation and alignment with Legal and Taxes and other expert functions, Syngenta's full compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory framework as well as Syngenta's own legal and ethical, HSE, Corporate Security, Risk Management and Corporate Governance standards.
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

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