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Data Strategy Manager


Guelph, ON, Central Canada, Canada



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Full Time

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Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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We invite you to help our Canada team 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. To support that challenge, the Data & Commercial Operations Team is currently seeking a Data Strategy Manager that will develop and execute a comprensive data strategy for Syngenta Canada to support commercial activity and digitally enabled initiatives. The role will oversee all data operations to ensure the accuracy and utility of Syngenta’s data. Also, the Data Strategy Manager will prepare the organization for future initiatives e.g., value chain sustainability, subscription model, business planning services by establishing and overseeing sound data management and governance practices.


We have a Flexible Work Location approach and this role can be based in Guelph, Calgary, AB or remotely across Canada. 


What will you do:

    Establish and monitor policies and procedures related to how data is accessed and processed to manage data integrity, security and ease of use, in line with internal data standards and policies Ensure compliance of data acquisition, storage and use with legal guidelines Support other functions in communicating company data privacy efforts to external stakeholders e.g., growers Ensure each internal function have the skillset to use data efficiently and effectively to create a data-driven digital organization Develop a data acquisition and augmentation approach to meet the company’s commercial needs Create and maintain solutions for optimal data integration, including data pipeline architecture and infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources Increase platform and analytics capacity and capability, incorporating new technologies e.g., artificial intelligence, to better serve commercial processes, understand customers, and develop better products Support the development of and Co-chair a Data Operations Committee to oversee cross-functional processes by unifying the flow of existing commercial data across functions; automate data collection and processing Use resources effectively; collaborate with IT to rationalize data and technology spend and develop new projects to create cost-saving opportunities

You are someone with:

    Bachelor’s degree in a related study i.e. computer science, economics/statsitcs and technology 5+ years of data management or data strategy experience Practical knowledge of tools, frameworks and technologies in the following categories: Data Strategy Data governance, data management, Business Intelligence Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, Machine Learning R, Python, SAS, SPSS and Cloud Platforms Googlem Azure, Amazon Web Services Conceptual understanding of how commercial teams work with Supply Chain, Finance, and Production Data management toolsets associated with forecasting, sales and account management SAP, Salesforce & analytics tools Understanding and/or experience with Data Protection compliance with current legislation GDPR Experience implementing data and analytics strategies in regional operations

What We Offer:

    We offer a competitive base salary and incentive bonus potential, combined with challenging and meaningful work, learning and career development opportunities and a great team environment. A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes personal and professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs Comprehensive Benefit offering, Pension and Group Retirement program with company match, and Profit Sharing. Focus on Wellness and innovative programs that support overall health and wellbeing such as annual Lifestyle Account and free Headspace App Progressive Employee Policies and Programs including a Flexible Work Location approach, and a vacation policy that provides up to 30 days’ vacation for all employees

*** Please note that Syngenta has a COVID19 mandatory vaccination policy that applies to this position


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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Syngenta Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and is able to accommodate persons with disabilities.  For more information about accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or if you would like more information on our accommodation policies, please contact




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Job Post Date: 06/22/22
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