Chief of Staff

Woodland, CA
May 22, 2024
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Company Description

Syngenta Seeds is one of the world's largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta Seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs. Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Job Description

At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Global Vegetable Marketing team is currently seeking a Chief of Staff to be located in Woodland, California.


  • Strategic Advisement: Provide counsel to the Head of Marketing on a wide range of issues, including organizational strategy, business operations, and executive decision-making.
  • Leadership Support: Act as a proxy for the Head of Marketing when necessary, representing the executive office in meetings and communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project Management: Oversee and drive strategic projects from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and timely execution.
  • Communication Facilitation: Ensure clear and effective communication between the executive office and other parts of the organization, as well as with external partners and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • Significant experience in a business management role, with a proven track record of effective leadership and strategic planning.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead complex projects and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.

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What We Offer

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution.
  • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, plus nine paid holidays.
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs and Corporate Discounts among other benefits.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. Offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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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