Digital Acceleration Lead

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Digital Acceleration Lead

In 2017 Syngenta established the Syngenta Digital team to drive forward the organisations global digital transformation. This team works with senior executives across the organisation to design initiatives that will radically accelerate the organisations digital journey. As a Digital Acceleration Lead you will have the opportunity to lead a team that combines robust research and analysis of Syngentas business, with the creativity and lean approaches deployed by the start-up community to align Syngentas leadership around a digital vision, and develop a portfolio of initiatives which will enable them to deliver it in rapidly changing markets. Accountabilities
Syngenta Digital stewardship: Responsible for representing Syngenta Digital and the Acceleration group to the regions and functions, selling in the value of the team and identifying relevant opportunities for the Acceleration group to deliver
Programme leadership: Responsible for managing a programme of acceleration projects. DALs will work across multiple workstreams, supporting Digital Acceleration Managers to define and deliver work packages as part of the broader Syngenta Digital priorities. This role would have a particular focus on negotiating challenging outcomes with senior level management
Guiding research and analysis: Overseeing research efforts conducted by Digital Acceleration Leads to support workstreams, including providing feedback on approaches and outcomes, and selling in approaches to internal stakeholders
Workshops and presentations: Providing leadership and an expert digital perspective within workshops or senior-level presentations
Thought leadership: Contributing to Syngenta Digitals thought leadership, including identifying needs within the business and opportunities to partner with internal SMEs to ensure research efforts create maximum possible impactDimensions
Responsible for driving future profitable growth for Syngenta through digital, and for managing a sub-section of the annual Acceleration budget
Regional focus, with global reachComplexity
The role will involve complex stakeholder management
with a focus on negotiating work packages and outcomes for junior team members with senior stakeholders
There will be a high degree of uncertainty involved within the role, and candidates will need to bring clarity to support the Digital Acceleration Managers on the team.
Candidates will need to perform as experts in digital, and support the transformation of the organisation across a many different environments and senior stakeholders. They will need to be able to apply this expertise to stretch and challenge the thinking of a broad range of stakeholders.Skills:
Digital Acceleration Leads come from all backgrounds, but to succeed they will need to be demonstrate outstanding stakeholder leadership, exhibit mastery in their understanding of digital and innovation, and be creative in their approach to problem solving. They will have:
8+ years work experience in a commercial or advisory role, including extensive experience leading complex engagements
Agronomic industry experience, with a strong understanding for the workings of the industry
Mastery of digital and innovation
An understanding of the requirements to transform agriculture into a digital-first industry
Ability to lead a programme of workstreams effectively and manage a supporting teamAdditional desirable experience includes: Entrepreneurial background
Experience presenting challenging content in board-level environments
Experience in international contextsEducation and Critical Knowledge
A strong academic record including an undergraduate degree from a top university
Additional relevant qualifications e.g. Masters Degree, MBA a plus but not mandatoryExperience to be gained in the jobNew hires into Syngenta Digital will undergo a formal onboarding training plan that will include topics such as: Mastery of the Digital Economy Onboarding with Syngenta Digital leadership team, as well as Regional/Functional leadership
Lean structured thinking techniques for ideation
Syngenta Digital frameworks for breaking down and understanding innovations
Applying lean startup to building new ventures Shaping Digital Organisations and Digital Culture
Managing programmes and teams with Agile techniquesFunctionally the role will provide experience in:
Programme leadership
Managing the creation and delivery of digital strategies, digital initiatives and culture
Senior stakeholder leadershipSyngenta 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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