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National Account Genetics Lead

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA

Reference: 18020328

About Syngenta

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.

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. We are currently seeking a National Account Genetics Lead. As the National Account Genetics Lead, you will support the portfolio development of National Account house brands to enable their growth of volume while enabling the NK Brand growth. You will drive market share and volume growth of Syngenta genetics and the trait licensing business with National Retail Accounts that have their own house brand.

You will enhance the prosperity of farmers by:

  • Representing and positioning market elite corn genetics and technology traits of Syngenta, or their originators, directly with National Retail Account customers operating in North America
  • Providing supporting information on product performance and production characteristics for genetics and traits to help customers choose products that best fit their business plan, marketing strategy, and geographic sales area
  • Engaging product management teams of house brands to build collaboration and trust in the Syngenta portfolio and pipeline
  • Influencing multiple layers of National Accounts Agronomy and Product Management teams by becoming a trusted advisor
  • Assist with Product Identification in the selection and advancement of elite genetics that meet or exceed performance criteria of new products
  • Emphasize the value of the Syngenta Testing Program with customers to ensure that valuable information is available
  • Make educated decisions around product advancement and product recommendations
  • Assist in the development of GreenLeaf Genetics product release presentations and NK hybrid information and support
  • Help to create Product Marketing Guides, annually, for distribution to retail customers
  • Train and help customers to identify potential products for their markets
  • Assist with total genetic penetration into Growmark, Winfield United and Nutrien 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or Agricultural Science
  • Master’s degree preferred or plant breeding experience
  • 5+ years’ experience within the industry or related industry fields
  • Strong knowledge of elite industry germplasm, traits, agronomy, and new technologies
  • Willingness to travel extensively at certain periods of the year, and spend time in corn fields looking at products with customers
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
  • Paid Vacation, 12 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
To apply

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.


More positions from: Syngenta Seeds Inc. (USA)

Posted from June 26, 2020 until December 26, 2020
SeedQuest reference number: 118640

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.

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