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Global Roots and Bulbs Portfolio Manager

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Job Title: Global Roots and Bulbs Portfolio Manager
Location: Downers Grove, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Marketing/Branding
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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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. We are currently seeking a Global Roots & Bulbs Portfolio Manager to work from our Downers Grove, IL location.  We are open to a second possible location in Woodland, CA. The purpose of this role is as follows:

    Analyze global Onions and Carrots programs for potential acquisitions & consolidation. Manage in-licensing portfolio and collaborations to maximize revenue and awareness. Implementing the Global Crop Unit GCU strategy for R&B. Contribute to the development of the long term 10year crop strategy of the GCU Leads the development of a robust, competitive & profitable portfolio that will accomplish or exceed the agreed growth ambitions and financial targets for the designated crops.


    Establish roadmap to develop a successful Onion and Carrot portfolio for key segments. Ensures achievement of financial KPIs for the designated GCU Crop family sales, GM, inventory, Business Contribution, … Contributes to the development of the global Business Crop Strategy and drives implementation of the crops in key segments. Co-leads the development and implementation of 5-year R&B Crop business plan Leads or contributes to relevant R&B marketing decision platforms and processes in line with blueprint e.g. Product Advancement Meetings, Demand and Seed production Plans, Regional Crop Unit etc. Manage in and out-licensing partnerships, production positioning and operational aspects. Leads the management of the portfolio/assortment for the crops, collect and review sales forecast and production plans. Facilitate reproducibility data when possible. Ensures a structured and disciplined approach to Target Product Profile development TPP, product specification-setting, product positioning, NPI brand and launch plans, value pricing, demand planning, etc. in the Territories Efficiently and impactfully manages surplus inventory and slow mover products. Provides guidance to and coaches Territory Product Development Specialists. Oversees and contributes to development of annual trialing plans for designated crops in context of overall crop trialing needs and available resources across Territories. Flags potential gaps in trial capacity & capabilities and proposes solution in coordination with peers, Territory VEG SE BU Heads and respective GCU / R&D stakeholders. Active Involvement in the Sales budget and LE setting for the designated crops across Territories


    Bachelor’s Degree and Agribusiness experience preferably in the vegetable seeds industry Strong Onion & Carrot breeding knowledge Leadership skills and ability to influence diverse stakeholder group peers & superiors Cross-functional and cross-cultural communication skills Collaborates across boundaries networking, team & relationship building across functions, hierarchies, and different cultural environments Strong agronomic / technical knowledge “green fingers” Willingness to travel 30%

What We Offer:

    Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

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 Post Date: 07/21/21
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