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Head PM HQ, EAME & Global PM Services


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Head PM HQ, EAME & Global PM Services

Head PM HQ, EAME & Global PM Services   -   ( 1603148 )  


About Syngenta:Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


About This Job:

The Head Program and Project Management is accountable for the delivery execution of all business process and system projects in the defined area. These changes underpin Syngenta business plans and business cases going forward, including critical initiatives in Production & Supply, Commercial, and Corporate Support Functions. This role is responsible for leading a team of Project/Program Managers that drives project delivery capability utilizing Syngenta delivery centers wherever possible. 


  • Deliver the business process and system change project portfolio within agreed Key Performance Indicators
  • Integrate and maintain the project life cycle, from receiving the project management demand from the RDS process through to execution and delivery of the initiatives into service
  • Pro-actively manage the PM resource assignment according to company priorities utilizing resources from the Global PM Services team as appropriate
  • Create and maintain relationships with the key stakeholders of the initiatives; participate in required project steering committee and overlook and manage project escalations; escalate to the line when appropriate
  • Define and maintain the strategic direction for Global Project Management function in collaboration with the other Change Delivery Leadership members and key stakeholders
  • Manage a virtual team of Syngenta and third party professionals, integrating core project and program management execution capability into the function through strong change governance
  • Ensure the Syngenta methodologies, organizational change management and toolsets are utilized for managing the overall change portfolio as well as that all company standards and policies are followed as appropriate. Ensure proper reporting on project status and financials is available
  • Act as ambassador for the governance model and methodologies
  • Recruit, lead and develop a team of professionals with clear accountabilities and objectives


Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of managing high profile/value projects and programs
  • Experience in managing a significant portfolio of change
  • Experience with offshore collaboration
  • Management of senior stakeholders, confident in constructively challenging expectations when required
  • Experience in leading teams with a demonstrable track record of motivational and achievement oriented leadership
  • Advanced level of proficiency in planning, change management and problem solving and able to resolve issues of a highly complex and strategic nature
  • Experience in driving and leading innovative solutions

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in e.g. economics, business
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience, preferable in the area of change / project management
  • Certification such as PMI and MSP is a plus

Primary Location

:   CHE-Basel-Basel  


:   Project Management