Syngenta Zambia
Syngenta Zambia
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CPD Project Manager

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Job Description


Role purpose

  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver territory product development projects, ensuring they are well scoped and managed to meet business strategies. Direct management of a portfolio of PLCM projects and/or supervised management of a New AI.
  • Enable decision making that is fact-based and focused on Value Over Investment (VOI); leads Business Unit(AME) Project Teams (BUPTs) to assemble complete, consistent, and reliable overviews, insights, and recommendations on projects in a form that serves review bodies such as the EAME Development Committee (DeCo), R&D Functional Leadership Teams, or AME CP Portfolio Team in assessing projects. Conduct formal technical reviews of progress at agreed stage gates in the Stage Plan.
  • Drive projects in accordance with the Syngenta standards, methodology, tools, and ways of working aimed at managing and reducing complexity and increasing innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, and excellence.
  • Support the Ideas Management Process to ensure the accepted new development ideas translate into project proposals. Work closely and consistently with Marketing, particularly Strategic Market Segment (SMS) Teams, to ensure project and portfolio impact, visibility, (re-)evaluation, and approvals.
  • Support the Portfolio Definition Cycle (PDC) that ensures thorough technical and business project review and selection.
  • Structure projects to allow meaningful business decisions, visibility of demand to functions, optimize cost synergies, risk management, and project management efficiency.
  • Ensure project and resource information pertaining projects is correct, up-to-date, regularly reported, and high quality.
  • Drive continuous learning and improvement of processes and guidelines.


  • Drive project scope, plan, resourcing, risks/issues, reporting and delivery
  • Secure and influence effective stakeholder engagement, sponsorship, intervention, and approval
  • Engage and manage required teams of internal and external resources to meet time, cost, quality, and benefits case targets
  • Maintain standards and compliance throughout
  • Secure a smooth and effective handover to steady state operations


Knowledge, experience & capabilities:

  • BSc, BCom, MBA or higher degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field
  • 2 years work experience or exposure to project management is essential
  • 4 years work experience overall is required. Including a technical role or external experience in agrochemical or relevant industry and cross cultural/international experience
  • Working experience with Insect Control, Weed Control, Disease Control or Seedcare is an advantage
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to details and technicalities, combined with ability to keep an overview and think broadly
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills
  • Digital fluency; experience with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, SmartSheet, Qlik and/or SmartChoice (Planisware) an advantage
  • A positive attitude to change and progress, solution oriented, and quality is a key element for you
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), any additional language a plus

Critical Skills:

  • In depth understanding of the agriculture industry
  • Strong project management skills a must
  • Self-starter with a high-level of self-drive
  • Capability to work across teams with different functional roles
  • High level of computer literacy (Power Point, Excel, Word)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, presentation and negotiating skills
  • Collaborates effectively across organizational and functional boundaries
  • Learning agility

Preferred Locations:

South Africa(Centurion), Zambia(Lusaka), Kenya(Nairobi), Turkey(Izmir), Egypt(Cairo), Morocco(Rabat)

Primary Location


Other Locations

KEN-Nairobi-Nairobi, ZMB-Lusaka-Lusaka, MAR-Rabat-Rabat, Egypt


R&D – Development

Method of Application

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Syngenta Zambia
A leading agricultural company that manufactures and distributes agrochemicals and seeds. With an ambition to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet, Syngenta Zambia aims to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Their technologies enable farmers to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Through partnerships, collaboration and its own 'Good Growth Plan', Syngenta is committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities.