Sunday, November 18, 2007

Corporate Records Manager - Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta employs some 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Delivering innovation is the focus of scientists at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (SBI) in beautiful Research Triangle Park, NC. We are currently looking to recruit the following position: Corporate Records Manager The purpose of this role is to ensure that the records created by R&D staff at SBI are managed efficiently and effectively, in order to best support the needs of the business for knowledge / information sharing and intellectual property protection. In addition, as part of the global R&D IS initiative to manage Syngenta’s information assets across sites, the job holder will be required to engage Records Managers from global R&D sites to develop, implement and monitor a consistent set of policies and processes related to these records.
•Supervise the creation, operation and maintenance of records databases at SBI.
•Apply strategic oversight and direction to the major business functions in applying retention requirements to all record types at SBI.
•Manage the review and improvements to the company's retention schedules for maintaining documents in all environments.
•Assist all company departments located at SBI in applying retention schedules, document management principles and information security principles.
•Promote records management and information security within the company to all employees. Provide training and education on records management and information security elements and related compliance requirements to all employees.
•Locally support document collection and retention efforts in connection with litigation and regulatory purposes.
•Audit compliance with the company's retention and information security policies.
•Ensure all company records required for regulatory purposes and litigation are complete, well indexed, secured and available to authorized persons as necessary.
•Support document collection for the non-GLP archives and off-site record center. Coordinate the transfer and retrieval of records from on or off-site storage.
•Manage archive areas, file room, in-active records sites for proper maintenance of company records.
•Assist with document migration projects, training and support for the R&D document management system.
•Manage local projects assisting repository managers and knowledge managers in requirements collection and business needs analysis.


Experience & Qualifications: Masters in Library or Information Science (or equivalent experience) and 3-5 years in archives and records management. CRM and/or CA certification, awareness of Intellectual Property and the importance of documents to support this process, as well as a background (Qualification or experience) in a Life Sciences organization are highly desirable. Other critical experiences include a broad working-knowledge of archival and records management theory and methodology, as well as Project Management skills / experience.
•Ability to develop, implement and monitor compliance with policies
•Excelent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong PC / IT skills •Influencing and change management (to gain commitment for following policies and best practice)

Additional Information for this position:
•All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
•Ability to lift 40 Lbs.
•Travel requirements - Two trips to Europe per year

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