Syngenta – We are a business that helps humanity face its toughest challenge: how to feed a rising population, sustainably. Our world class science and innovative crop solutions transform how crops are grown to enable millions of growers to make better use of available resources.

FIELD SALES EXPERT – CORN

REF NO: 1801290

ROLE PURPOSE
Hold critical internal and external crop expertise across a range of agronomic and market conditions
Facilitate and lead the application of specific crop solutions, Integrated Solutions or branded, and also serve as the conduit for field-level generation of potential Integrated Solutions.
Actively participate in design, communication, and implementation of solutions for the assigned crop.
Promote Syngenta solutions with channel partners, key producers and influencers within the assigned Territory
Regularly collect and report market intelligence and relevant value chain insights.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
Territorial Business Accountabilities
Deliver campaigns activities and offer to selected customers through selected channel
Create demand at the customer, ensuring that the customer is knowledgeable about the products and has further interest in SYN products.
Build solid and professional relationship based on recognized expertise and trust with customers
Defend and promote the image of Syngenta and represent Syngenta in a professional and competent manner
Set up and follow up demo trials to build deep understanding of Syngenta product offers
Organize and locally manage field trial demonstration sites and liaise with growers in support of the distributors sales teams
Lobby with local authorities in area of coverage
Leverage deep understanding of leading producers’ Key Buying Factors to efficiently sell on the value of Syngenta products and offers and drive market share gains.
Accountable for four major areas: crop expertise, solution and product launch maximization, claim opportunity support, and collaboration at the farm-gate/internally/externally.
Crop expertise: Provide agronomic support, training and coaching to the Distributors’ sales force, channel partners and grower customers
Solution and product launch maximization: identify potential solutions to address grower needs and support new product launches via participation in trials and training
Claim opportunity support: resolve grower claims and create new opportunities
Collaboration at the farm-gate/internally/externally: Partner with the channels to maximize grower return on investment, and with internal and external stakeholder to position Syngenta for success within the assigned crop market. E.g., Develop grower agronomic solution partnership opportunities, coach Distributors’ sales force, build relationship to Key Accounts and Centers of Influence

QUALIFICATIONS
Critical Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:
Good agronomical background (Bachelor or Master in Agronomy)
5 years’ experience including 3 as a Sales Representative, Product Evaluator or Product Manager in the agri-business sector,
Solid crop management knowledge
Computer skills (Microsoft Office user)

Critical leadership capabilities:
Sets ambitious strategic goals
Communicates with impact
Leads change and holds ambiguity
Builds a culture of innovation
Focuses on customers
Manages for performance
Develops people, organization and self
Collaborates across boundaries

Critical technical and professional capabilities:
Delivers distinctive value proposition to customer
Understands customer needs
Has deep and broad crop and product knowledge
Analytical thinking
Influencing and negotiation

FIELD SALES EXPERT

REF ID: 1801291
JOB: SALES

ROLE PURPOSE
Hold critical internal and external crop expertise across a range of agronomic and market conditions
Facilitate and lead the application of specific crop solutions, Integrated Solutions or branded, and also serve as the conduit for field-level generation of potential Integrated Solutions.
Actively participate in design, communication, and implementation of solutions for the assigned crop.
Promote Syngenta solutions with channel partners, key producers and influencers within the assigned Territory
Regularly collect and report market intelligence and relevant value chain insights.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
Territorial Business Accountabilities:
Deliver campaigns activities and offer to selected customers through selected channel
Create demand at the customer, ensuring that the customer is knowledgeable about the products and has further interest in SYN products.
Build solid and professional relationship based on recognized expertise and trust with customers
Defend and promote the image of Syngenta and represent Syngenta in a professional and competent manner
Set up and follow up demo trials to build deep understanding of Syngenta product offers
Organize and locally manage field trial demonstration sites and liaise with growers in support of the distributors sales teams
Lobby with local authorities in area of coverage
Leverage deep understanding of leading producers’ Key Buying Factors to efficiently sell on the value of Syngenta products and offers and drive market share gains.
Accountable for four major areas: crop expertise, solution and product launch maximization, claim opportunity support, and collaboration at the farm-gate/internally/externally.
Crop expertise: Provide agronomic support, training and coaching to the Distributors’ sales force, channel partners and grower customers
Solution and product launch maximization: identify potential solutions to address grower needs and support new product launches via participation in trials and training
Claim opportunity support: resolve grower claims and create new opportunities
Collaboration at the farm-gate/internally/externally: Partner with the channels to maximize grower return on investment, and with internal and external stakeholder to position Syngenta for success within the assigned crop market. E.g., Develop grower agronomic solution partnership opportunities, coach Distributors’ sales force, build relationship to Key Accounts and Centers of Influence

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & CAPABILITIES
Critical Experience and Knowledge:
Good agronomical background (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agronomy)
5 years’ experience including 3 as a Sales Representative, Product Evaluator or Product Manager in the agri-business sector,
Solid crop management knowledge
Computer skills (Microsoft Office user)
Critical Leadership Capabilities:

Sets ambitious strategic goals
Communicates with impact
Leads change and holds ambiguity
Builds a culture of innovation
Focuses on customers
Manages for performance
Develops people, organization and self
Collaborates across boundaries

Critical Technical and Professional Capabilities:
Delivers distinctive value proposition to customer
Understands customer needs
Has deep and broad crop and product knowledge
Analytical thinking
Influencing and negotiation

TECHNICAL AND MARKETING HEAD, WEST AFRICA

JOB ID: 1801637

ROLE PURPOSE
Retailers and growers segmentation
Customer Relationship Management
Market research Management
Communication Management (technical)
Portfolio management

ACCOUNTABILITIES
Business Accountabilities:
Delivery of technical value proposition of Syngenta’s solutions across value chain and crops
Coordinating the registration of key products (Seeds and Crop Protection)
Actively develop relationships with outside bodies that have major influence on country business e. g external markets for products, international marketing boards etc.
Implementation of technical and marketing strategies, advertisement and its communication according overall AME and country strategies
Surveys on markets (segments, users, sales channels and competition), analysis of the data and identification of positive opportunities.
Marketing visits to key customers
Applies effective grower, channel and influencer segmentation
Develops/delivers innovative, customer-driven offers
Delivers distinctive value proposition to customer
Designs/implements effective CRM strategies
Support key accounts and distribution channels.

Transition Accountabilities:
Member of the Cluster Transition Team.
Lead the building of West Africa marketing team, including the definition of new processes/ways of working.
Support the necessary activities to ensure business continuity during the transition.

QUALIFICATIONS
Critical experience and knowledge:
Minimum 7-10 years of experience in Technical (Crop protection and Seeds) and Marketing roles.
Preferably, 3-5 years of experience in the agrochemical industry
Advanced English
Intermediate French.

Critical leadership capabilities:
Communicates with impact
Leads change and holds ambiguity
Builds a culture of innovation
Focuses on customers
Manages for performance
Develops people, organization and self
Collaborates across boundaries

APPLICATION METHOD

FIELD SALES EXPERT – CORN
FIELD SALES EXPERT
TECHNICAL AND MARKETING HEAD, WEST AFRICA

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