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Marketing Manager Seedcare (m/f/d) Africa Middle East

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Syngenta Group is one of the world's leading agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Its 48,000 people across more than 100 countries strive to transform agriculture through breakthrough products and technologies that play a vital role in enabling the food chain to feed the world safely, sustainably and with respect for our planet. Swiss headquartered and Chinese-owned, the Group draws strength from its four business units - Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China - that provide industry-leading ways to serve customers everywhere.
Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.
Marketing Manager Seedcare (m/f/d) Africa Middle East

Job description:

We are currently looking for a Marketing Manager Seedcare for Africa Middle East (AME) Business Unit to join our Seedcare team in Basel. This role defines the Seedcare Marketing strategy for AME and drives the implementation. It coordinates the AME Seedcare Portfolio Development Cycle, leads the deployment of Digital tools across the different business areas and supports business areas for campaigns and product launches.

Your responsibilities:

  • Create future AME Seedcare portfolio in line with evolving business needs and manage portfolio projects with local teams.
  • Lead AME Seedcare Marketing activities at Business Unit and Country events.
  • Shape Digital strategy and digital database for AME Seedcare including new portfolio App and virtual events.
  • Validate pricing among the Business Areas and set value sharing strategies with seed companies and Syngenta distributors.
  • Coach Seedcare team to enable Marketing & Sales Excellence skills implementation for AME Seedcare.
  • Structure a Sustainability strategy for Seedcare in AME.
  • Be a "bridge" and ensure connectivity between Business Areas and Regional/Global Seedcare through sharing best practices and management of EAME Seedcare projects.
  • Active member of the AME Seedcare Leadership Team and the AME Crop Protection Portfolio team, contribute to the future of the AME Seedcare 5-year strategy.

Required profile:

What are we looking for:

  • Degree in Marketing including 3-5 years' marketing experience working in the field of Seedcare/crop protection/seeds.
  • Marketing and Sales Excellence including Market/Product/Promotion/Price/Place.
  • Experience in New Product Introduction, knowhow of seed market including in depth understanding of seed treatment, crop agronomy and pest control practices. Familiar with Seedcare portfolio.
  • Experience in initiating, leading and managing projects within a cross-functional environment.
  • Creative thinker with good influencing and communication skills.
  • Understanding of AME dynamics would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English required, French and/or Arabic desired.

What we offer:

We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including:

  • Annual bonuses.
  • A competitive pension fund plan.
  • Preferential conditions with insurance companies.
  • On campus health and fitness services.
  • Family-friendly initiatives.
  • Exclusive reduction offers for employees.
  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment #bringingplantpotentialtolife.
Interested? Welook forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, certificates) - reference number 18024810.

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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.

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