Golden Harvest Corn Product Manager - Downers Grove, IL

Syngenta Global Downers Grove , IL 60515

Posted 10 months ago

Golden Harvest Corn Marketing Manager Downers Grove, IL

Who We Are:

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company dedicated to feeding the world and improving global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. We have 28,000 people in over 90 countries working to transform how crops are grown.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the development of the seed production plan, including managing introduction, lifecycle, volume, and exit of each corn products in the Golden Harvest portfolio

  • Align product advancements and product life cycle to supply plans, trials and product pricing strategy

  • Train field sales to identify product gaps and strengths to field sales execution & accountability for the product plan

  • Develop product information and support to Sales to introduce new products in the market place

  • Create corn product positioning and messaging

  • Execute a product count plan while driving inventory to target

  • Serve as internal and external ambassador for the Golden Harvest corn product line

  • Execution of product strategy and tactics to meet the business and financial objectives

  • Responsible for providing product leadership to Research and Product Development, Production & Supply, Finance, Marketing, and sales to achieve business objectives for the product line

  • Optimize portfolio in geography to maximize grower satisfaction, Seed Advisor support and profitability

  • Collaborate with R&D, Product Selection Leads (PSLs), Commercial unit heads, District Sales Managers and Brand marketing to make product advancement decisions. Collaborate closely with Product Development in supporting the Golden Harvest sales team.

  • Network across functions within the organization in order to support the corn business and overall North American seeds business.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Agronomy, Economics, Agriculture, Marketing or related field

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in agriculture, preferably in the seed industry

  • Knowledge of current agronomic practices used in crop production

  • Ability to influence direct and indirect cross-functional relationships.

  • Successful track record of process and project management.

  • Basic understanding of the financial drivers of a seed business

You Might Also Have:

  • A basic understanding of seed production, plant genetics, and breeding is desirable

  • Experience working with growers and resellers in a sales or agronomy role is preferred.

  • Experience managing employees is a plus.

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

Additional information

  • Extensive travel required during certain times of the year

  • Individual will be based out of Syngenta Seeds Headquarters in Chicago and will be required to live in the Chicago Metro area

  • Travel outside continental U.S. may be required

  • Some work may be performed under environmental conditions of extreme high or low temperatures and moisture. Potential allergenspollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in the field

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

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:

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Golden Harvest Corn Product Manager - Downers Grove, IL

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