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.
We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the SD Portfolio Optimization & OpEx Group is currently seeking a Transformation Communications Manager, to be located Durham, NC. As the Transformation Communications Manager, you will work closely with teams inside and outside of Seeds R&D to lead and support the communications, change and culture initiatives driving transformation.
As the Transformation Communications Manager, you will work closely with teams in Seeds R&D to lead and support the communications, change and culture initiatives driving transformation. This individual will establish network of communication and will continuously build collaboration to facilitate smooth interfaces between all groups involved in transformation messaging and delivery. The Transformation Communications Manager has a solid understanding of the Seeds R&D vision, strategy, and business objectives, as well as the Syngenta Seeds global narrative. This role seeks out and delivers engaging content e.g. partnering with scientists/project teams to showcase ‘strategy in action’ and celebrate R&D progress in our transformation efforts.
Support Seeds Development Leadership in developing strategic messaging around our transformation that demonstrates leadership in agriculture innovation and technology Translate transformation roadmaps into consumable content that enables productive change mindsets in the organization, contextualizing impacts for multiple functions and layers of the organization Support leadership connecting the larger change message across internal transformation efforts, including organization transformation, agile & culture transformation, pipeline transformation and digital transformation Conceptualize and develop impactful innovation-related content and resources to be deployed across internal Seeds R&D channels, demonstrating how our transformation is bringing the R&D strategy to life Obtain a deep understanding of the germplasm development pipeline and operations to translate complex change information into simple, polished, and engaging content for Seeds R&D print, audio, video, live Meet with subject matter experts in order to ensure that specialized topics are appropriately represented in transformational messaging Coordinate with the global communications team and act as a connection between R&D and the corporate storytelling Execute of global Seeds Development events townhalls, leader engagements, transformational training Ensure robust metrics for comms deliverables to support ‘listen and analyze’ activities Drive consistency in messaging and practice
Bachelor’s or Master’ s degree in communication or related discipline Experience in communications within a science-driven environment and being able to communicate complex scientific issues in an understandable way Significant professional experience with integrated strategic communications, and channel management, and change management Ability to develop and implement communications strategies to address transformational initiatives, business challenges and to engage diverse, global stakeholder groups Ability to build rapport, trust and credibility with leaders, key stakeholders and other communicators Experience within a global business and working within a matrix and in cross-functional / cross-cultural teams Able to deliver under pressure while working through ambiguous projects Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines
Technical writing and editing experienced Experience as a trusted partner to senior leaders of a company Social media savvy, specifically in corporate channels Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics Works well under pressure
Critical Leadership capabilities
Sets ambitious strategic goals: Develops clear strategies and sets aligned objectives for individuals and teams and prioritizes actions and ensures appropriate support and resource Communicates inspirationally: Gains commitment stakeholders in a compelling way and helps us see how our objectives are aligned to the company strategy and add value Steps beyond comfort zones: Provides support for individuals and teams to work at their creative edge and manages risk and can work with uncertainty. Also, able to make tough decisions.
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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