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.
Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking an Operations Research Engineer in Durham, NC.
You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:
Focusing on complex business processes and operations within Seed Development. Operational efficiency and effectiveness will be attained by developing, implementing, and maintaining algorithmic solutions based on Operations Research / Mathematical Optimization techniques
Build and implement mathematical optimization models using linear programming, mixed-integer programming, nonlinear programming, constraint programming, and hybrid techniques
This can also involve multi-objective and robust optimization techniques
Design and create user-friendly GUIs, reports, and data visualizations to facilitate the execution of data-driven optimization models and scenario comparisons by the end-user
Identify, collect, and structure data from different sources to specify input for optimization models. Support data architecture design and integration into a central data lake
Identify relevant business KPIs and metrics that drive optimization objectives
Run simulations to validate optimization models
Manage projects focused on the development and implementation of optimization solutions to support strategic decisions and day-to-day operations
Collaborate with various departments and communicate effectively with line-of-business end-users to review current operational systems and business procedures within seeds development, discover pain points, and identify mathematical optimization use-cases. Break them down into MVPs (minimum viable products) and apply Operations Research techniques
Prepare management reports that clearly define and analyze issues and recommend solutions to help management make informed decisions
Discuss and analyze the impact of Operations Research solutions with different stakeholders such as managers and subject matter experts across the various departments
Follow an agile way of working
Contribute to the development of technical training offerings and curricula to support effective implementation and awareness of Operations Research capabilities
PhD in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Data Science, Management Science, Computer Science, or related field
Solid understanding of Operations Research techniques, especially mathematical programming. Knowledge of combinatorial optimization techniques is an advantage
2+ years demonstrable applied experience in implementation of Operations Research / Mathematical Optimization applications in an industrial context, preferable in Manufacturing and Logistics
Ability to work in teams and across geographies
Problem-solving skills – identify complex business problems, evaluate the application of Operations Research techniques, and implement decision-support solutions
Hands-on experience with Mathematical Optimization Software such as CPLEX, Gurobi, MOSEK, SCIP, or Xpress
Experience with model development, such as AIMMS, AMPL, GAMS, Mosel, MPL, OPL, etc.
Experience with programming languages such as C/C++/C#, Python, etc.
Some experience in data visualization with Power BI, Tableau, or similar
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, comprising of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group. In more than 100 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration, and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for carbon-neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy, and partnering for impact.To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.We are