Formulation Group Leader (m/f/d)


  • Publication date:

    21 January 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position
  • Place of work:

    Münchwilen AG

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting.  From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.

Formulation Group Leader (m/f/d)

Job description:

  • Ensure that all operations under direct control comply with Syngenta Health, Safety & Environment policies and conform to Syngenta legal standards
  • Provide strategic input to appropriate Business Sectors, offer advice and influence in the development of the overall business strategy for the Sector and in the generation of individual product strategies
  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop teams of formulation professionals
  • Provide direction and empowerment to ensure the design and development of products which are robust in manufacture and use
  • Contribute significantly to the development of functional excellence and the implementation of the global formulation technology strategy by applying broad cross-functional and business knowledge and initiating and leading improvement initiatives as appropriate
  • Provide constructive challenge to ensure scientific integrity and prioritization of work and build a culture of innovation within the organization
  • Maintain an awareness of scientific advances and competitive activity thorough knowledge of the literature, competitors monitoring (Ips, key formulations evaluation, etc.) and attendance at national and international meetings
  • Promote interaction and connection with other PT&E groups (Analytical, Application, Formulation and Packaging Engineering) to deliver the best product experience for our customers

Required profile:

  • A Scientific Degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or engineering or related discipline (BSc, PhD)
  • You have extensive team/group lead experience and people management
  • Knowledge of formulation technology applied in the development of innovative new products and their scale-up and manufacture.
  • Knowledge of Formulation Product life cycle management from introduction to phase-out
  • You have the ability to influence, inspire and motivate
  • You deliver effective stakeholder management and are to represent Formulation in key Syngenta forums (e.g. leadership meetings)
  • You have experience in leading teams or groups in fundamental areas of formulation technology development
  • You are strongly focused on the development of people and competent of applying full spectrum of management and coaching skills

What we offer:

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment
  • Flexible working arrangements, a superb working environment with an open culture and diverse workforce where new ideas are always welcome
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees and gain scientific and technical excellence
  • Learning culture (Together we Grow) and wide range of training options
  • You will profit from a competitive pension fund plan, attractive bonus system, onsite doctor, fitness room, canteen, and other benefits (Family friendly initiatives, Child and Family allowance…)
Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, certificates) – reference number 18045715.

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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