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Technology Innovations Lead at Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Aim:

To lead a group of technical specialists/scientists within a specialty/indication area consisting of one or two reporting levels and act as interface to relevant functions and sections within the company

To influence the strategy of the function, drive innovation and provide context and direction for the science/technical area

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop teams of science professionals and/or experts to advance technical knowledge and/or solve complex problems addressing business needs. Lead and mentor complex development projects.
  • Allocate resource within the group and work within defined budgets.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and communication of the strategy in their global function by applying cross-functional and business knowledge.
  • Provide scientific expertise in cross-functional project teams within T&E and other parts of the business.
  • Initiate new projects and design/implement more efficient processes.
  • Provide constructive challenge to ensure scientific integrity and prioritization of work.
  • Foster a culture of innovation; implement science & technology change within the organization.
  • Ensure scientific integrity and prioritization through project reviews and challenge.
  • Build and nurture an internal and external scientific network, act as an ambassador for T&E, manage external collaborations.
  • Ensure implementation of global policies and compliance with internal guidelines regarding Health, Safety and Environment.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualification and competencies:

  • Dgree in agriculture/or Botany or Horticulture
  • Master’s degree in Plant Sciences or related discipline
  • 5 years’ experience as a senior grower or crop manager
  • Thorough knowledge of horticulture business production, end to end and technologAbility to do departmental budgeting and follow up on the implementation of thesame within the specified timelines
  • Good nterpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must possess a proven track record of leading teams with good problem-solving skills.

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