Application Technology Expert (m/f/d)



Syngenta Group 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 49,000 people in over 100 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. For the third year in a row, Syngenta was named one of the top 10 employers in the life science sector by the journal Science.

Application Technology Expert (m/f/d)

Job description:

Application Technology Expert (m/f/d)

As an Application Technology Expert in the Application Technology group, you will play a pivotal role in enabling an effective and convenient spray application of our new products, from the laboratory to field-scale as well as driving the assessment and development of new technologies in this area. You will be in the hub of an international network of agronomists, chemists, engineers, and regulators to meet our customer demands in the safest, most efficient and sustainable way to ensure our products are being applied following optimal recommendation. You will be part of a highly experienced technical team and collaborate with product development teams across Europe and globally. Your location in the north of Switzerland, provides exciting career perspectives, fantastic opportunities for leisure activities and an attractive salary.

You will help shape the future of agriculture by:
- Collaborating with application and other technical experts to design and develop new innovative products for mainly EAME to protect the crops that feed us.
- Providing technical application expertise to cross-functional teams, identifying opportunities to add value and leveraging product sustainability with business partners.
- Designing, planning, and leading experimental work programs to explore, research and understand spray application effectivity and efficiency of our products with conventional and precision application spray systems.
- Innovating in the areas of new application technologies.
- Driving the understanding of real customer use practices in applying our products and directing a safe, sustainable and efficient application of our products using your technical expertise.
- Validating data to ensure our products are suitable and fit for customer use practices for current and future spray technologies.
- Working in partnership with local and global teams

Your accountabilities:
- Support novel product design by gaining and applying a deep understanding of current and future product application needs through intimate knowledge of currently and future end-user needs.
- Act as the technology business partner to a wide variety of functions, including formulation chemists, agronomists, biologists, and product development teams.
- Engaging in early product developments by systematically identifying and...

Required profile:

- You have a university degree in an appropriate scientific area such as agronomy, biology, agricultural engineering with a good understanding of agronomic practices and crop protection application technology
- You bring a sound experience in a technical position in the agronomy/biology or formulation technology and/or product application functions
- You have experience in theory and practice of application technology in lab and/or field trialing of crop protection products
- You have experience working across critical interfaces (including biology, in-market technical support team, formulation chemists and other functions) and ability to maintain a strong network of contacts within key stakeholders.
- You have the ability to lead technical projects with credibility and empathy, maintaining a balance between local needs and issues while remaining connected to broader regional or global developments.
- You thrive working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and highly international environment.
- You are curious, pro-active and a very strong team-worker, with excellent communication and influencing skills and the capacity to work independently.
- You are fluent in English and have fluency in, or willingness to learn, German. Additional languages are always an advantage in our global business environment.

What we offer:

We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including:
- We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a dynamic, stimulating, and international environment
- A superb working environment with an open culture and diverse workforce where new perspectives and ideas are highly valued
- The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees and develop you scientific and technical skills
- An enormous variety of career perspectives, all over the world, in many different functions
- A learning culture to support your continued professional development
- You will profit from a competitive pension fund plan, annual bonusses, on-site doctor, fitness room, canteen, and other benefits (family friendly initiatives, child and family allowance...)

Learn more about our team, our mission and how we achieve our goals.

Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, certificates) - reference number 18043466.

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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