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Job Title: Head Data and Visualization
Location: Durham, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About SyngentaSyngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to
rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural

About this Job:The Head of Data and Visualization will build and
manage industry-leading capabilities to fuel the digital transformation of
Seeds R&D. In this role, you will provide
visionary leadership to create and drive a forward-looking data strategy that
enables data-driven decision making and prescriptive design of seeds products
through advanced analytics. We are looking for a leader with a passion and
depth in data operational efficiency and effective management of data
environments, and who will inspire data engineering teams to build solutions
that enhance data quality. This leader
will drive the strategic and active management of our data ecosystem of
analytics, data lakes, warehouses and tool platforms.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Establish a comprehensive data strategy
    for Seeds R&D to enable a robust data-driven decision making platform
  • Power the R&D analytics engine by driving
    the development and automation of advanced data curation, integration,
    querying and visualization capabilities enabled through cloud-based
  • Enable prescriptive product design in
    partnership with analytics and data science leaders by delivering
    next-generation data and analytics capabilities
  • Develop and sustain a highly engaged team
    of data and visualization experts and foster the growth of scientific and
    leadership talent
  • Lead the development and utilization of
    global data standards for data generation, analytics, and data lifecycle
  • Build effective partnerships with IT,
    analytics and data science leaders, crop subject matter experts, and
    external experts to continually translate data and visualization
    innovations into business value through enhanced analytics and decision
  • As a member of the Analytics and Data
    Sciences Leadership Team, contribute to the development and implementation
    of Seeds R&D computational science strategies and initiatives
  • Promote
    a safe work environment and a strong safety culture

  • Skills:

    • Masters
      degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Analytics or related
    • Technical
      knowledge in data architecture, large scale database systems, cloud-based data
      management, data standards, data security, networking, and automation of data
    • Technical
      knowledge in tools and technologies to support data management
    • Depth
      of knowledge in operationalizing data governance and providing measurable data
      quality management
    • Technical
      knowledge in visualization, including wireframe development, visualization
      prototyping and UX design
    • Technical
      knowledge in analytics, modelling, simulation and data science is preferable
    • Hands-on
      knowledge of analytics and data technologies such as: Tableau, QlikView, ThoughtSpot, Hadoop,
      Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch
    • Knowledge
      in current agile methodologies, including Scrum
    • Understanding
      of people leadership and development
    • Project and portfolio management knowledge
      in the context of a matrixed, cross-disciplinary organization
    • Understanding
      of current trends and issues in agriculture R&D
    Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

    • 10+
      years hands-on experience effectively managing data platforms, data tools
      and/or depth in data management technologies
    • 5+
      years of experience with enterprise scale data management systems in an
      industrial or government setting
    • 5+
      years of people leadership experience
    • Demonstrated
      experience in architecting and designing cross industry business solutions
      using industry-leading practices in technology, performance and scalability
    • Experience
      building robust data platforms that support both local and enterprise
      applications and solutions
    • Experience
      and leadership in operational efficiency, quantitative performance metrics and
      process orientation
    • Experience
      with cloud-based data management and analytics systems and data virtualization
    • Experience with Teradata, Informatica,
      Power BI, Tableau, MicroStrategy
    • Experience in advanced analytics including
      fluency in R and Python is preferable
    • Experience partnering with an IT
      organization to develop and support software applications
    • Experience creating a strong team
      environment across a large set of separate agile teams and stakeholders
    • Experience in change leadership
    What We Offer:
  • Full Benefit Package Medical,
    Dental & Vision that starts your first day
  • 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, gender
    identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

    Contact Information: please contact the
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    and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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    Job Post Date: 05/24/20
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