Product Selection Lead (Soy)

About Syngenta
Syngenta 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 purpose of the Product Selection Lead role is to identify, characterize, and position in the market, new seeds products and the supporting technical product information to the Syngenta Commercial Team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1.Implement the Product Selection process for target market(s) as a member of the Product Selection Team, including:
a)Recommend and promote varieties across late stages of development in support of the Variety Promotion Committee (VPC) process that builds the commercial portfolio
b)Coordinate late stage trialing protocol
i)Trial entry selection and design
ii)Determine placement of advanced stage trials internally and externally (if applicable) that align to target markets
c)Coordinate/evaluate field and lab phenotypic note collection on product selection trials
d)Collect, input, analyze, and summarize high quality data for promotion decisions
2.Deliver technical data and marketing information to the Product Management team:
a)Agronomic ratings and performance information relative to the commercial portfolio and industry
b)Headline and bullet statements highlighting the features and benefits
c)Detailed product positioning information
3.Engage with the commercial business:
a)Provide expertise to support new product launches and ensure proper product placement
b)Actively contribute as a member of the local sales team(s)
c)Engage in and / or organize meetings and field days with key customers to represent Syngenta products and Seeds Product Development
4.Support delivery of competitive germplasm across the stage plan by working closely with Breeding Project Leads (BPL) to:
a)Promote varieties from early to advanced stage testing aligned with Target Product Profiles
b)Review product and technology needs to provide direction on early pipeline support
c)Provide performance data and information from late stage through commercial to improve new breeding starts
d)Support Trait Introgression and Delivery aligned with business needs across late stages; identify and prioritize materials to be converted
5.May provide governance of promotion of new candidates into official registration trials; monitor and update performance of candidates through official trialing and registration ensuring products remain aligned with business objectives; visit and evaluate official trials as appropriate
Ph.D. or M.S. (or B.S. with equivalent years of experience) in one of the agricultural sciences such as plant breeding/genetics, agronomy, entomology, or plant pathology with training and experience in applied sciences preferred
Knowledge of product development and marketing with thorough knowledge of germplasm, trait value, data analysis, variety positioning within the key markets
Knowledge of agronomic and crop management practices
Good understanding of experimental design
Critical experience
Demonstrated experience in a similar role utilizing similar skill sets
Additional skill sets in disciplines including environmental modeling, crop modeling, GIS applications, and/or programming languages is desirable
Good working knowledge of official registration system(s), or experience working with national registration authorities
Experience in practical field trialing
Project Management experience preferred
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Excellent presentation skills to a diverse set of audiences and key stakeholders
Ability to work autonomously
Technical marketing knowledge and skills
Ability to interact effectively with grower / customer
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Willing and able to travel extensively
Periods of intense work beyond normal work day hours at critical times of the year (e.g., planting, pollinating, harvesting, etc.)
Outdoor; extensive work under various weather conditions for long periods of time
Valid driver's license and the ability to operate a company vehicle required
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:
If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at na.sta_pc_team@syngenta.com
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