Product Manager, NK Brand Soybean Genetics

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Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. is seeking a Product Manager, NK Brand Soybean Genetics. Location of employment is Minnetonka, Minnesota. Candidate must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Title Product Manager, NK Brand Soybean Genetics
Department Marketing – Soybean Business
Location Minnetonka, MN
Reports To Portfolio Manager, Soybeans


Commensurate with experience; competitive base salary plus incentive bonus and comprehensive benefits including retirement and employee stock purchase plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and drive the implementation of product strategy and value propositions for targeted segments.
  • Participate in soybean crop strategy team covering seeds, traits, CP, seed care and related technologies for the Crop Plan and campaign cycle.
  • Strong partnership with forecasting and supply teams for required stock seed volumes.
  • Drive the 4P's of seed marketing mix.
  • Recommend strategies to optimize growth or minimize associated product risks.
  • Acts as a key Syngenta representative at internal and external customer functions.

Key Outcomes

  • Effective execution of short and long term strategy for assigned product line.
  • Shaping market environment through implementation of brand plan and positioning strategy.
  • Delivery of effective and efficient advertising and promotional plan.
  • Participation and interaction in marketplace communities such as trade associations, digital media, influencers to identify trends and emerging technology pertinent to our value propositions.
  • Responsible for training content and its handoff to appropriate internal or external audience.


  • Minimum of a B.S degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, or Marketing or relevant discipline, with 10+ years of experience in the seed industry. Sales and/or agronomy experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of breeding, germplasm, traits and other seed technologies as well as experience with field research trials and demos.
  • Keen understanding of agriculture, marketplace, competitive environment and customer needs.
  • Understanding of key market dynamics and agronomic factors in field soybean crops.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles - 4 Ps, financial analysis, and communications.
  • Broad knowledge of branding, promotion, issues management, training sales groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and execute projects and processes with firm deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a large global organization (cross functional, cross-sites) as well as in both technical and creative environments.

Demonstrated Skills

  • Ability to think and act creatively and strategically.
  • Successfully influence colleagues across functional boundaries, work well in a team, and communicate effectively.
  • Experience with resource planning and budget management.
  • Exceptional communication skills, as well as attention to detail and strong problem solving skills.
  • Creates passion and excitement

Additional Information

  • Travel requirements: Up to 50% at times.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.

Syngenta employees have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of communities all around the world. They work in a focused, highly collaborative culture and benefit from the training, development and inspirational colleagues that you'd expect to find in a fast growing, international company.