Syngenta Zambia
Syngenta Zambia
Posted Job
24 days ago

Technical Product Lead Seedcare

Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting. From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.

Job Description

Role Purpose

  • Lead, deliver and support the future and existing Seedcare portfolio
  • To ensure a consolidated summary of the technical data across the countries into technical launch plans, supporting new product introductions
  • Act as Seedcare CPD Business Partner in Regional, Global and BU Teams

Accountabilities

  • Plan, coordinate, execute and lead Seedcare projects from early stage through development and launch activities and support PLCM activities in AME
  • Accountable at BU level for selected active ingredients as the technical business partner to support the AME Seedcare Marketing Lead
  • Ensure BU technical needs are fully factored into AME development projects from the start
  • Through a good understanding of the Seedcare products application methods and treated seed quality controls, contribute to the development of Seedcare PAS(Product-Application-Services)
  • Participate in GAP definition and solution development through understanding of market evolution and competitor analysis
  • Ensure good stewardship practices are implemented in accordance with the above PAS and GAP principles
  • Own use recommendations of all Seedcare Labels
  • Be an active member of the AME Seedcare Leadership Team
  • Represent field development in Project Management Teams, e.g. BUPT
  • Support in country TL’s, Regulatory and CU with aspects like training, recommendations, technical leaflets, data, etc. when required
  • Provide complete transparency of trial plans and CPD costs in relevant systems
  • Ensure that all operations under direct control comply with Syngenta Health, Safety & Environmental policies, and guidelines as well as any other relevant Syngenta or statutory policies

Qualifications

Critical success factors and Key Challenges

  • Ability to provide technical strategic input.
  • Ability to deliver outputs working across a complex range of interfaces
  • Ability to maintain standards and technical integrity
  • Close interfaces with BU Project and Portfolio teams, to keep market intimacy and to develop an effective network
  • Ensure biological elements of projects are kept on their critical paths and are delivered on time and efficiently

Key Relationships

o Seedcare Portfolio team

o Seedcare Institute colleagues

o AME Project management

o Global and Regional Product Biology

o BU Portfolio and Regulatory teams

o Technical Leads and Field Scientists

Knowledge Skills & Experience

Critical Knowledge

  • Agronomist/Crop protection engineer with strong technical background
  • Very good understanding of technical and market aspects
  • Seed applied technologies (seed treatments, polymers, inoculants), seed biology
  • In-depth knowledge of the technical properties of Syngenta and competitor products and associated technologies
  • Understand trialling, protocol design and statistical analysis
  • Leadership and Teamwork in a multicultural environment

Critical Skills

  • Excellent networking capabilities
  • Strong technical communication
  • Strong verbal and written English. Arabic/French/Turkish/Persian will be an added advantage

Critical Experience

  • Experience in the implementation, management and analysis of field trials
  • Experience in managing development projects
  • Preferably a M.Sc. degree or equivalent with at least 5 years experience in crop protection or related field
  • Proven track record in a research/development environment
  • Experience in practical field execution of trial work

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Set ambitious strategic goals
  • Develops clever strategies and sets aligned objectives for individuals and teams
  • Prioritize actions and ensures appropriate support and resources

Communicates inspirationally

  • Gains commitment of key reports and stakeholders in a compelling way
  • Help us see how our objectives are aligned to the company strategy and add value

Method of Application

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Syngenta Zambia
Lusaka
Agribusiness
Agrochemicals
Seeds
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.