Senior Communications Manager
Greensboro, NC 
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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

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. To support this challenge, Syngenta’s Communication team is currently seeking a Senior Manager of North America Crop Protection External Communications in Greensboro, NC.

Accountabilities

  • Manage external communications to enhance Syngenta’s reputation as a top innovator and supplier of choice in Crop Protection products/services and Digital technology.
  • Know the crop protection agriculture business and anticipate communications needs.
  • Provide communications and media interview advice and counsel to regional leadership and managers
  • Develop external communications strategies/plans in coordination with the North America Strategic Communications plan and North America Crop Protection Commercial plan and ensure effective message/narrative development for business positioning and thought leadership with key audiences through trade, general and business news media and social media channels and events.
  • Provide experienced guidance in managing major issues/crisis communications strategic messaging. Demonstrate expertise in developing strategy and implementing innovative and effective communications aimed at key audiences including news media, channel partners, growers, suppliers, legislators, regulators, communities, talent recruits, and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Marketing Communications, Internal Communications, as well as Legal, Business Sustainability, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, and other functions to ensure alignment of communications strategies, messages and plans, and efficient communication operations.
  • Manage communications resources including budget and suppliers (agencies, writers, graphic artists, video producers, etc.) to develop communications assets: presentations, print and digital collateral, news releases, Q&A’s, backgrounders and videos, etc.
  • Represent Syngenta, and company perspective on key issues, with relevant external organizations that support our business and freedom to operate; serve as a member of relevant industry associations communications committees.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years of corporate communication experience
  • Up to 20% domestic travel is required for this position
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship support from Syngenta

Preferred Requirements

  • Track record of delivering effective communications strategies, plans and campaigns in a regulated industry to enable and support business success and protect freedom to operate and reputation
  • Experience in communications strategy, planning, implementation and supplier management
  • Expertise in employing digital tools and social media
  • Experience in managing media and external communication efforts to support business and product issues and litigation.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and processes
  • Agribusiness market and business understanding

What We Offer:

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. Offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits

Additional Information

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Summary
Company
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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