Syngenta Careers – Technical Field Expert

Organisation: Syngenta
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Manager
About Syngenta:
Our client Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more
than 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing
plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and
commitment to our customers Syngenta help to increase crop productivity,
protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. Syngenta AG is
a large global Swiss specialized chemicals company which markets seeds and pesticides.
Syngenta is involved in biotechnology and genomic research. The company was
ranked third in total seeds & biotech sales in 2009 in the commercial
market. Sales in 2010 were approximately US$ 11.6 billion.
Job Summary: The Technical
Field Expert;
  • Facilitate and lead
    local specific crop or integrated solutions, and the field-level
    generation of potential Integrated Solutions.
  • Leads in developing
    the technical demonstration and local story creation.
  • Actively participate
    in design, communication, and implementation of technical crop solutions.
  • Prepares and provides
    technical support for offers and products to maximise sales
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and deliver
    commercial trials to build deep understanding of Syngenta product offers
    and maximize the impact of product launches and the overall commercial
    portfolio on sales and market share.
  • Contribute to the
    development of training tools and materials to educate stakeholders on new
  • Conduct an agreed
    number of field trials through all stages from initial planning to
    completion of final report (including spraying where trials are conducted
  • Manage trial sites and
    demonstration platforms on commercial farms including farmer liaison on
    site selection and in field trial layout
  • Crop expertise:
    Provide agronomic support to the sales force, key account managers,
    channel partners and grower customers
  • Solution and product
    launch maximization: identify potential solutions to address grower needs
    and support new product launches by providing technical input for launch
  • Competitor knowledge
    gathering, gap identification and reporting.
  • Manage and deliver
    close technical relationships with key Distributor accounts &
  • Develop product
    protocols and plans as defined by campaigns and company strategy and lead
    results interpretation
  • Engage in product
    stewardship activities and reviews 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should
    possess a Degree in agronomy or related degree
  • Five or more years of
    relevant experience
  • Hold critical internal
    and external crop expertise across a range of agronomic and market
  • Understanding of the
    role / value of technical information in a commercial environment •
    Knowledge of field trials techniques in all crop protection disciplines –
    replicated and demonstration trials – and of quality standards (GEP)
  • In-depth crop &
    product knowledge – labelled and actual use patterns 
  • In-field technical
    experience as well as commercial awareness
  • Some previous
    experience of field trials Relationships with key national influencers Critical
    leadership capabilities
  • Develops clear
    strategies and sets aligned objectives for individuals and teams
  • Gains commitment of
    key reports and stakeholders in a compelling way
  • Manages risk and is able
    to work with uncertainty
  • Provides opportunities
    for learning, development and growth
  • Coaches people to
    connect across functions and boundaries to spark innovation Critical
    technical and professional capabilities
  • Delivers distinctive value
    proposition to customer
  • Understands customer
  • Excellent
    communication skills – written, verbal, as well as presentation.
  • Relevant national
    training qualifications is critical
  • Data interpretation –
    conversion from data to use advise / product and service support
  • Strong influencing
  • Analytical thinking
  • Languages knowledge:
    English and Swahili
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are strongly advised to clearly state
and highlight their suitability for the above position, and send their
curriculum vitae (highlighting the job reference number) to the Human Resource
Manager, Q-Sourcing Ltd Plot 29, Bukoto Street, Kamwokya, Kampala. Uganda Applicants
may also send soft copy applications to All applications
should reach the above address. Only successful candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 25th October 2013

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