• Technical Crop Experts at Syngenta

  • Posted on: 13 August, 2013 Deadline: 16 August, 2013
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  • Syngenta is an international agribusiness company and one of the world’s leading seeds and crop protection Chemicals Company.  To meet the demand for expansion the company is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the existing vacant positions;

    Potatoes Technical Crop Experts

     

    The Potato Technical Crop Expert will drive awareness and acceptance of crop offers by collaborating with key stakeholders in local markets. The Expert will build crop expertise in the organisation by leveraging on market knowledge.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Organise field trial demonstration sites and liaise with growers in support of the local commercial units (sales team)
    ·         Monitor the performance and relationships with suppliers to ensure compliance with business standards
    ·         Provide/validate/evaluate technical elements of crop and brand strategies at commercial unit crop level (technical assumptions, technical stories including competitors)
    ·         Understand and interface with the various organisations that contribute to variety research and development, agronomics, sustainability, finished product quality, potato and vegetable utilization/ production.
    ·         Identify potential solutions to address grower needs and support new product launches via participation in trials and training.
    ·         Set up, follow up, consolidate and analyse trials and trial results for the commercial unit down to territory  level to  build deep understanding of  solutions, to sharpen their positioning and maximize the impact of product launches
    ·         Support collaboration with local influencers
    ·         Develop process improvement initiatives to optimise efficiency of existing and new recipe/products without risk to product conformance or established specifications.
    ·         Develop and deliver technical training and guidance as required.
    ·         Training in technical elements of Seeds / CP for sales teams

    Job requirements:

    ·         First Degree in food science & technology with agronomy background or any relevant field of study – Potato or vegetable agronomy expertise is required
    ·         At least 5-8 years relevant experience of which 3 years should be in a technical role (e. g. Technical Support Manager, Product Evaluator, Technical Advisor or Technical Service or Product Manager in the agri-business sector)
    ·         Crop management knowledge with field experience
    ·         Deep and broad agronomy, crop and product knowledge
    ·         Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and meet deadlines
    ·         Good communication (written and verbal) skills and excellent command of the English language
    ·         Good interpersonal skills
    ·         Must have ability to learn to operate any of the process equipment, as well as understand process and product testing requirements.
    ·         Ability to work under pressure.
    ·         Safety conscious, quality conscious and excellent work ethics
    ·         Strong computer skills
    ·         Willingness to travel as necessary to execute projects.

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    Vegetables Technical Crop Experts

     

    The Vegetable Technical Crop Expert will drive awareness and acceptance of crop offers by collaborating with key stakeholders in local markets. The Expert will build crop expertise in the organisation by leveraging on market knowledge.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Organise field trial demonstration sites and liaise with growers in support of the local commercial units (sales team)
    ·         Monitor the performance and relationships with suppliers to ensure compliance with business standards
    ·         Provide/validate/evaluate technical elements of crop and brand strategies at commercial unit crop level (technical assumptions, technical stories including competitors)
    ·         Understand and interface with the various organisations that contribute to variety research and development, agronomics, sustainability, finished product quality, potato and vegetable utilization/ production.
    ·         Identify potential solutions to address grower needs and support new product launches via participation in trials and training.
    ·         Set up, follow up, consolidate and analyse trials and trial results for the commercial unit down to territory  level to  build deep understanding of  solutions, to sharpen their positioning and maximize the impact of product launches
    ·         Support collaboration with local influencers
    ·         Develop process improvement initiatives to optimise efficiency of existing and new recipe/products without risk to product conformance or established specifications.
    ·         Develop and deliver technical training and guidance as required.
    ·         Training in technical elements of Seeds / CP for sales teams

    Job requirements:

    ·         First Degree in food science & technology with agronomy background or any relevant field of study – Potato or vegetable agronomy expertise is required
    ·         At least 5-8 years relevant experience of which 3 years should be in a technical role (e. g. Technical Support Manager, Product Evaluator, Technical Advisor or Technical Service or Product Manager in the agri-business sector)
    ·         Crop management knowledge with field experience
    ·         Deep and broad agronomy, crop and product knowledge
    ·         Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and meet deadlines
    ·         Good communication (written and verbal) skills and excellent command of the English language
    ·         Good interpersonal skills
    ·         Must have ability to learn to operate any of the process equipment, as well as understand process and product testing requirements.
    ·         Ability to work under pressure.
    ·         Safety conscious, quality conscious and excellent work ethics
    ·         Strong computer skills
    ·         Willingness to travel as necessary to execute projects.

    Method of Application

    Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to: hr@rhizomeng.com.  
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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