Head of Tropical
Woodland, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Syngenta believes every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the North America Vegetable Seeds team is currently seeking a Head of Crop Group-Tropical.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Collecting inputs /trends from region/global to shape the long-term crop strategy.
  • Project leader for their relative crops on global initiatives
  • Define IP strategy metrics.
  • Provide strategic guidance and collaborate with stakeholder/counterpart for product centric teams in P&S or R&D
  • Responsible to secure a clear strategic segmentation of the portfolio between brands (TPP)
  • Prioritize traits and breeding program resources allocation across region/ brands.
  • Drive the identification of portfolio gaps and opportunities to address alliances and licensing.
  • Provide strategic guidance and collaborate with stakeholder/counterparts for product centric teams in P&S or R&D
  • Owning the Global Target Product Profiles for the crop mega-segments
  • Setting Global portfolio thresholds to drive profitability and NPI success.
  • Owning the Global Product Specifications

Company Description

Syngenta Seeds is one of the world's largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs.

Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions.

Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.


What Sets You Apart

  • Education: A degree in agriculture, agronomy, or a related field is typically required.
  • Experience: Several years of experience in crop management, including research, commercialization, production, and supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices: Understanding of sustainable agriculture practices and their impact on crop production, environmental sustainability, and profitability.
  • Financial acumen: The ability to manage budgets, forecast revenue, and analyze financial data to ensure profitability.
  • Strategic thinking: The ability to develop and implement long-term crop strategies that align with the company's goals and objectives.
  • Analytical skills: The ability to analyze data and make informed decisions based on market trends, customer needs, and production capabilities.
  • Communication skills: The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders across the organization, including executives, researchers, farmers, and suppliers.
  • Leadership skills: The ability to lead cross-functional teams and motivate team members to achieve common goals.
  • Customer focus: The ability to understand customer needs and preferences and develop crop portfolios that meet those needs.
  • Adaptability: The ability to adapt to changing market conditions, customer preferences, and production challenges.

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.


Job Summary
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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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