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CPD Project Manager AME Syngenta

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Role purpose

Lead cross-functional teams to deliver territory product development projects, ensuring they are well scoped and managed to meet business strategies. Direct management of a portfolio of PLCM projects and/or supervised management of a New AI.
Enable decision making that is fact-based and focused on Value Over Investment (VOI); leads Business Unit(AME) Project Teams (BUPTs) to assemble complete, consistent, and reliable overviews, insights, and recommendations on projects in a form that serves review bodies such as the EAME Development Committee (DeCo), R&D Functional Leadership Teams, or AME CP Portfolio Team in assessing projects. Conduct formal technical reviews of progress at agreed stage gates in the Stage Plan.
Drive projects in accordance with the Syngenta standards, methodology, tools, and ways of working aimed at managing and reducing complexity and increasing innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, and excellence.

oSupport the Ideas Management Process to ensure the accepted new development ideas translate into project proposals. Work closely and consistently with Marketing, particularly Strategic Market Segment (SMS) Teams, to ensure project and portfolio impact, visibility, (re-)evaluation, and approvals.

oSupport the Portfolio Definition Cycle (PDC) that ensures thorough technical and business project review and selection.

oStructure projects to allow meaningful business decisions, visibility of demand to functions, optimize cost synergies, risk management, and project management efficiency.


oEnsure project and resource information pertaining projects is correct, up-to-date, regularly reported, and high quality.

oDrive continuous learning and improvement of processes and guidelines.


Drive project scope, plan, resourcing, risks/issues, reporting and delivery
Secure and influence effective stakeholder engagement, sponsorship, intervention, and approval
Engage and manage required teams of internal and external resources to meet time, cost, quality, and benefits case targets
Maintain standards and compliance throughout
Secure a smooth and effective handover to steady state operations

Knowledge, experience & capabilities

BSc, BCom, MBA or higher degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field
2 years work experience or exposure to project management is essential
4 years work experience overall is required. Including a technical role or external experience in agrochemical or relevant industry and cross cultural/international experience
Working experience with Insect Control, Weed Control, Disease Control or Seedcare is an advantage
Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to details and technicalities, combined with ability to keep an overview and think broadly
Strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills
Digital fluency; experience with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, SmartSheet, Qlik and/or SmartChoice (Planisware) an advantage
A positive attitude to change and progress, solution oriented, and quality is a key element for you
Fluent in English (spoken and written), any additional language a plus
Critical Skills

In depth understanding of the agriculture industry
Strong project management skills a must
Self-starter with a high-level of self-drive
Capability to work across teams with different functional roles
High level of computer literacy (Power Point, Excel, Word)
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, presentation and negotiating skills
Collaborates effectively across organizational and functional boundaries
Learning agility
Preferred Locations

South Africa(Centurion), Zambia(Lusaka), Kenya(Nairobi), Turkey(Izmir), Egypt(Cairo), Morocco(Rabat)
Primary Location


Other Locations

KEN-Nairobi-Nairobi, ZMB-Lusaka-Lusaka, MAR-Rabat-Rabat, Egypt


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Closing Date : 30th June, 2022.