Global Lead, Public Policy and Partnerships (m/f/d)

  • Basel, Schweiz


  • > 5 Jahre Berufserfahrung, Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : Ab sofort


  • Bewerbungsfrist: Laufend

Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Its 48,000 people across more than 100 countries strive to transform agriculture through breakthrough products and technologies that play a vital role in enabling the food chain to feed the world safely, sustainably and with respect for our planet. Swiss headquartered and Chinese-owned, the Group draws strength from its four business units – Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China – that provide industry-leading ways to serve customers everywhere.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.

Global Lead, Public Policy and Partnerships (m/f/d)

Role Purpose:

In this role, the individual will support the Public Affairs & Issue Management Team in three key areas:

  • As a Global Government Relations and Partnership Manager, you are a key member of the Global Public Affairs Team. Your work directly contributes to achieving our objective to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture by creating and supporting long-term, sustainable value for customers, employees, and stakeholders around the world.
  • This role will directly contribute to Syngenta Group’s License to Operate as a key team member building and developing a clearly defined and measurable engagement strategy with multilateral organizations (e.g., WTO, WHO, FAO, UN) and partner organizations (e.g., WEF, WBCSD) in close collaboration with Regional Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Communication, and other relevant teams. You will take on key relationship management for selected stakeholders and provide support to senior staff to leverage Syngenta’s influence, direct and through partnerships.
  • Working across functions, this role will be critical to evolving our corporate public policy positions and global advocacy work and ensuring that specific deliverables are achieved in support of our business objectives.

This exciting high-impact role is well suited to individuals looking to make a difference in an organization at the forefront of the future of agriculture, with frequent exposure to C-suite and other influential decision makers and organizations.


  • Engagement Strategy preparation and execution (e.g., UN, WBCSD and FAO)
  • Manage, Develop and Review Syngenta Group Public Policy Positions to ensure delivery (platforms, systems, distribution, contributors)
  • Prepare and coordinate delivery of an engagement plan with a range of organizations (e.g., UN, WBCSD, ICC, WEF, WHO and FAO)
  • Review & development of partnerships. Working with the team to identify and maintain key relationships for government affairs at a global level. Manage assigned relationships in close partnership with Global, Regional and Local colleagues in Communication, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Stewardship, etc.
  • Lead or contribute to cross-BU and region advocacy efforts on critical global issues
  • Support Syngenta’s participation at global policy events. Leading on the design and delivery of high-profile activities that involve C-suite participation
  • Ensure effective representation of Syngenta Group views and objectives with and through partner organizations
  • Prepare and support senior executives for engagement with government officials


  • A degree, preferably in political science, law, economics, natural sciences, or related field in environmental science/technical competences
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience working in public policy in agriculture/sustainability
  • Experience with third party stakeholders and external customers, and understanding of best practices for partnership development and stakeholder management with proven track record of setting up successful stakeholder outreach and relationship building strategies
  • Extensive experience building advocacy strategies, and an understanding of how to lobby effectively
  • Experience and understanding of working in governmental institutions at a national, regional, and multilateral level
  • Understanding of key international IGOs, NGOs, and industry groups
  • Ability to communicate and interact within diverse environments (employees, influencers, customers, etc.).
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with key external stakeholders, Syngenta senior management and the regions
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written

What we offer:

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment
  • Flexible working arrangements and environment with an open culture and diverse workforce
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees
  • Learning culture (Together we Grow) and wide range of training options
  • You will profit from an onsite doctor, gym, canteen, and other benefits

Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, certificates) – 18041145.

Please be aware that the job title may differ from the position title.

Veröffentlicht am: 05.05.2022