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Regional Veg Seeds Americas Portfolio Manager Curcubits (Melon Squash Cucumber)


Woodland, CA, West United States, USA



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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 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. To support that challenge, the Marketing & Commercial Team is currently seeking a Regional Veg Seeds Americas Portfolio Manager Cucurbits in Woodland, CA. As a Regional Portfolio Manager Cucurbits Melon Squash Cucumber you will implement the regional crop business strategy for the assigned crop segment. You will link the Global crop strategy with portfolio decisions in target markets supporting end to end sales execution.


You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

    Being accountable for the regional portfolio and delivery of the bottom line for the relevant crops and be the regional liaison to Commercial Seeds, R&D and Seeds Operations.



  • Develop the mid to long-term portfolio strategy for the relevant crops across concerned functions R&D, Production Operations and Commercial Seeds
  • Work closely with the team of Product Development Specialists to drive strategic portfolio implementation
  • Prioritize Research & Development resources for the short and mid-term
  • Focus on stage trial advancements via Product Advancement Meeting
  • Leverage the global pipeline into the target markets by leading portfolio decision
  • Oversee the implementation of the crop business strategy across the region
  • Guide end to end management of the Regional Crop Business
  • Lead the development of a robust, competitive, and profitable Cucurbits portfolio


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business, Marketing, or related field is required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Horticulture or Agronomy
  • Vegetable Seeds experience, ideally with experience in the targeted species
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups peers & superiors
  • Strong business & finance acumen
  • Understanding of market dynamics and competitive environment
  • Analytical skills - ability to quickly understand complex situations
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking & guidance pave the path and operational implementation get things done
  • Solid communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel 40-50%
  • Fluent in English, bilingual in Spanish preferred

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 Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 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


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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Job Post Date: 04/22/22
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