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Application Technology Manager for Crop Protection Products


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Application Technology Manager for Crop Protection Products

Application Technology Manager for Crop Protection Products - (1601722) 


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 position:In this position you will provide services, know-how, expert judgment and innovative methods for the efficient and safe application of Syngenta products. Maintain awareness with regard to new application techniques, delivery systems and market opportunities. Support Product Development, Marketing & Sales, Product Stewardship, Regulatory, the regions and countries during product development, launch, sales and product life-cycle management in order to differentiate the products and services from competition, to minimize environmental impact and to increase market shares.
  • Elaborate optimum application parameters (application methods, equipment, spray volumes, nozzles, pressure, etc.) allowing the application of our products in an efficient, environmental-friendly and safe way according to regulations and guidelines
  • Manage professionally and successfully allocated AT projects: objectives and deliverables, planning, conduct of field part, data recording and reporting including conclusions and recommendations; interaction with sponsor and all involved stakeholders
  • Investigate relations and correlations between crop parameters, spray deposits, biological performance and residue levels in order to optimize our use recommendations and to minimize the impacts on the environment, the applicator and the consumer
  • On request, provide training courses for internal and external staff as well as key customers AND elaboration of education and training modules
  • Ensure compliance with the Syngenta HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) standards throughout all activities
  • Provide technology foresight, test new delivery systems and application methods
  • Provide expert knowledge to HQ, the regions and countries
  • Contacts with equipment and nozzles manufacturers, academia and extension services
  • Internal and external presentations to promote AT activities and publications



Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Broad knowledge of agriculture and agronomy across product lines and regions
  • In-depth knowledge in application technology and the use of crop protection products
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of commercial and customer needs
  • Analytical and innovative thinking to identify problems and weaknesses and to develop novel approaches for improvement
  • Good understanding of the business needs
  • Good language, communication, presentation and training skills
  • Leadership, well developed interpersonal skills, team and service spirit
  • Experience of influencing others to adopt new approaches within their working environment
  • Experience of working with people from different cultures and demonstrate flexibility to meet their individual needs
  • Proven track record of delivery of application projects
  • Recognized technical expert in this discipline
  • Frontline experience in country or region organizations


  • At least Degree level qualification in relevant scientific area, PhD or Master’s Degree in natural sciences preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Crop Production Products
  • Fluent in English in technical discussions and advocacy
  • French and Spain skills is nice to have 




Primary Location

: CHE-Basel-Basel 


: Product Biology