Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet.
We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions.
Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown.
Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About This Job
At Syngenta we care about the future and long view and this role is key to supporting a sustainable future for Maghreb Area.
As a Communication and Digital Lead, you will be responsible to lead gradual mindset shift from traditional ways of interacting to digital and establish and lead the ComDigital group as well as being responsible for impactful communication to targeted customer groups and active involvement with Business Sustainability Team.
How you will make a difference
Impactful communication to targeted customer groups : develop cost-effective external communication to support Sales Areas on business delivery while strengthening our brand
Develop communication plan aligned to business targets for each Sales Area and National Accounts in Morocco in conjunction with Campaign Leads and share knowledge / experience with Strategic Key Accounts in Algeria and Tunisia
Ensure the delivery of highly targeted, personalized messages to address our target group needs based on a clear grower segmentation with personas as defined with Market Intelligence Lead to ultimately drive sales in a more efficient cost-to-serve manner
Select local agencies and media partners where necessary
Support execution in coordination with Campaign Leads
Track progress and proactively set corrective measures where necessary
Ensure best ROI within communication budget while balancing tactical with long-term
Lead gradual mindset shift from traditional ways of interacting to digital, especially in campaigns, events and in building Grower Program Offers
Develop external communication strategy supporting BA Maghreb 5-Year Plan delivery and overall Syngenta Group direction in Digital Marketing
Ensure data is captured from the digital marketing tactics with relevant KPIs which are analyzed and turned into actionable insights
Ensure GPO are built with grower needs in mind while ensuring value capture for Syngenta (e.g. increasing share of wallet, capture new business, defend existing business)
Understand, assess and analyse the role of traditional vs. digital communication in our industry to support the gradual mindset shift across BA Maghreb
Accelerate transition from classical support on technical / crop offers implementation to innovative technologies for highest return and use of resources
Liaise with support functions from Syngenta group (e.g. Global Marketing, Business Sustainability, CPD, etc.)
Interact, support, coordinate with other functions within BA Maghreb to leverage and optimize resources
Influence, train and coach BA Maghreb Team to understand the increasing importance of Digital in our industry and activity of each person
Support BA Maghreb LT in providing sporadic internal communication as appropriate
Active involvement with Business Sustainability Team and coordinate Public Relationship (PR) with BA Maghreb activities
Active member of the BA Maghreb cross-functional Team (e.g. Marketing, CPD, Regulatory) to develop sustainability plans aligned with the Good Growth Plan™ and contact person to Business Sustainability Team at AME level
Establish and manage contact with media / press within Maghreb : activities always coordinated with Business Sustainability Team at AME level
Event management : lead or coordinate external events within the Maghreb as appropriate
Establish and lead the ComDigital group to ensure delivery of marketing plans
Coach and train the Digital Service Specialist in charge of digital marketing and Digital Agronomy Specialist in charge of digital agronomy
Ensure alignment of priorities and activities to contribute in delivering the marketing plans (e.g. campaign, Growth Initiatives, ad-hoc projects)
Bring a good balance of novel approach from the Digital era while providing industry specific solutions that address growers needs
Essential for this position
Understanding of communication techniques in traditional ways and digital (e.g. advertisement & promotion, event management, agency relationships, etc.)
Ability to work across boundaries within Marketing Organization with Campaign Leads, Market Intelligence Manager and Portfolio Leads but also outside with Crop Protection Development (CPD) Team and Sales Team
Upskill the digital awareness and buy-in across the organization and to Key Partners
To look for new solutions in marketing, agriculture and continually develop knowledge and skills
Generating new insights to influence strategic thinking
Minimum of 5 years marketing / communication experience
Public Relations, Communication, Digital experience in multinationals
Familiar with the North African business environment
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Apply Syngenta way of communicating (e.g. Business Sustainability philosophy, Global guidelines)
Familiar with industry and other industry practice in communication
Communication skills and knowledge of systems
Influential and communication skills
Critical leadership capabilities
Lead internal, Lead others
Determined Execution, Growth for all, Long view
Our efforts to become a really good place to work
You will join our company with more than 28,000 employees worldwide where your development is our key priority. You will receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits.
Syngenta offers a challenging international environment with an informal culture. If you share our passion to help farmers to achieve global food security for a growing population, sustainably while taking care of our planet;
join us at Syngenta to help build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment as Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marketing & Commercial Strategy