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IT Lab Operations Delivery Lead

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Job Title: IT Lab Operations Delivery Lead
Location: Durham, NC, South 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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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 communities.

About this Job:The
Delivery Lead will manage a business vertical within Seeds R&D IT that
encompasses a suite of tools and capabilities that supports one or more
business function(s). The role:

  • Is
    accountable for all R&D IT products end to end that fall under the
    vertical design, build, grow and
  • Will
    partner strongly with R&D matching function(s) to ensure sound
    understanding of business priorities and set annual delivery priorities keeping
    focus on investment objectives, priorities and capabilities
  • Will
    lead the products transformation by managing a highly skilled IT team with
    different skill sets
  • Will
    coordinate access to required capabilities in IT, Digital and through
    collaborations to optimize the efficiency of the investment
Essential Duties &

  • Engage
    with stakeholders from the R&D function for the business vertical they
  • Work
    in partnership with R&D function, to build a technology roadmap for R&D
    IT products aligned with the business needs for the vertical
  • Accountable
    for the delivery against that technology roadmap as well as reporting against
    key milestones and deliverables within the allocated budget
  • Build
    an effective approach to delivery with the delivery team ensuring focus,
    agility and continuity of a multi-disciplinary global team. (R&D, R&D IT and external resources)
  • Promotes
    the use of best practices throughout the portfolio definition and delivery
  • Partner
    with architects to determine best approach for grouping / decoupling /
    separating needed capabilities into products
  • Work
    with Syngenta supplier/partner network to optimize their contribution to the
  • Provide
    oversight to the Domain Head about the current health of the vertical
    applications, projects, operations and budget
  • Create a high
    performance environment for the delivery team to find effective and creative
    ways to address the business challenges


Education &

  • 5+
    years of practical work experience and ideally with a scientific education in
    the respective vertical area
  • 5+ years IT experience with delivery
    of projects and/or operations; ideally with some work experience in the respective vertical area
  • Sound
    understanding of portfolio management; ideally 2+ years
  • Strong
    understanding of emerging IT technologies
  • Good
    understanding of Research Computing processes and scientific computing
  • Proven
    experience in delivering projects and leading delivery teams
  • Hands
    on experience in using the range of agile project management methodologies
Additional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • This role will be have global responsibilities and manage up to 20 direct and
    indirect reports
  • Capable
    of defining product roadmap in cooperation with key stakeholders and presenting
    business value to leadership teams
  • Confident
    in stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  • Provide
    strong influencer with excellent communication skills
  • Accomplished
    technical delivery management skills
  • Advanced
    understanding of improvements in technology and science in the external world
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
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

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Job Post Date: 05/10/19
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