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Golden Harvest Corn Product Manager - Downers Grove, IL


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Job Title: Golden Harvest Corn Product Manager - Downers Grove, IL
Location: Downers Grove, IL, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Golden Harvest Corn
Marketing Manager Downers Grove, IL
Who We Are:Syngenta
is a leading agriculture company dedicated to feeding the world and improving
global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available
resources. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing
biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. We have 28,000 people in over
90 countries working to transform how crops are grown.


What You Will Do:
  • Responsible
    for the development of the seed production plan, including managing
    introduction, lifecycle, volume, and exit of each corn products in the Golden
    Harvest portfolio
  • Align
    product advancements and product life cycle to supply plans, trials and product
    pricing strategy
  • Train
    field sales to identify product gaps and strengths to field sales execution
    & accountability for the product plan
  • Develop
    product information and support to Sales to introduce new products in the
    market place
  • Create
    corn product positioning and messaging
  • Execute
    a product count plan while driving inventory to target
  • Serve
    as internal and external ambassador for the Golden Harvest corn product line
  • Execution
    of product strategy and tactics to meet the business and financial objectives
  • Responsible
    for providing product leadership to Research and Product Development, Production
    & Supply, Finance, Marketing, and sales to achieve business objectives for
    the product line
  • Optimize
    portfolio in geography to maximize grower satisfaction, Seed Advisor support
    and profitability
  • Collaborate
    with R&D, Product Selection Leads (PSLs), Commercial unit heads, District
    Sales Managers and Brand marketing to make product advancement decisions. Collaborate
    closely with Product Development in supporting the Golden Harvest sales team.
  • Network
    across functions within the organization in order to support the corn business
    and overall North American seeds business.



Skills:

You Have:
  • Bachelors
    Degree in Business, Agronomy, Economics, Agriculture, Marketing or related
    field
  • Minimum
    5 years of experience working in agriculture, preferably in the seed industry
  • Knowledge
    of current agronomic practices used in crop production
  • Ability
    to influence direct and indirect cross-functional relationships.
  • Successful
    track record of process and project management.
  • Basic
    understanding of the financial drivers of a seed business
You Might Also Have:
  • A
    basic understanding of seed production, plant genetics, and breeding is
    desirable
  • Experience
    working with growers and resellers in a sales or agronomy role is preferred.
  • Experience
    managing employees is a plus.
  • 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
    Additional information
  • Extensive
    travel required during certain times of the year
  • Individual will be based out of Syngenta Seeds
    Headquarters in Chicago and will be required to live in the Chicago Metro
    area
  • Travel
    outside continental U.S. may be required
  • Some
    work may be performed under environmental conditions of extreme high or
    low temperatures and moisture.
    Potential allergenspollen, fungal
    spores, chemical pesticides in the field
  • All applicants must be eligible to
    work in the US.

  • 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.


    Syngenta
    Contact Information: please contact the
    Service Desk atrecruitment.na@syngenta.com


    Family
    and Medical Leave Act FMLA


    Equal
    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC


    Employee
    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA



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    Job Post Date: 04/28/19
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