Job description

About Us
At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. We are currently seeking a Wholesale Business Manager for the Vegetable Seeds team ideally located in Woodland, California or elsewhere in the United States (vegetable seed concentration).

As the Wholesale Business Manager, you will lead the Vegetable Seeds business in the Commercial Unit, delivering short, mid and long-term business targets while building a sustainable business and contribute to the Global and Regional Vegetable strategy. You will lead and develop a high- performance Commercial Sales team to achieve sales and profit targets.

You will enhance the prosperity of farmers by:

  • Designing and driving the evolution of the Go to Market strategies in the Commercial Sales area to deliver an efficient and effective business, providing continuous feedback on the area market and customer evolution
  • Leveraging continuously increasing customer and market intimacy to develop the overall Veg Seeds offer and corresponding sales execution for the area working within the Commercial Sales area Go to Market strategy and guidelines
  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of marketing campaigns, including digital marketing, advertising, and e-commerce


  • Nurture key contacts in the Vegetable industry and build relationships with major influencers on the Syngenta business
  • Monitor business performance and adjust strategies to achieve sales, profitability, and overall business contribution targets, while managing budget and resources
  • Collaborate with the product development team to provide market insights and contribute to the development of product offerings that meet customer needs
  • Liaise with Product Consultant and Portfolio Managers to provide technical and specialized product and market expertise
  • Manage and coach the sales team (direct and/or indirect) for the business unit, defining and supervising actions, goals and achievements to ensure high performing teams
  • Directly interface with large customers and channel partners, and coordinate important accounts in the area
  • Conduct (Oversees) market research and analysis to identify customer needs, market trends, and competitive landscape



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business, Digital Marketing, or related field (MS preferred)
  • Experience and knowledge of the Vegetable Seed market, marketplace dynamics, competitive environments, and customer needs
  • Strong business, finance, marketing acumen and project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in directly interfacing with large customers and channel partners, and coordinating important accounts
  • Travel ~40% of the time


Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in Project management, Sales and Marketing
  • 5+ years’ experience in Horticulture, Agronomy, or Agribusiness
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret sales data, market research, and competitor analysis to drive decision-making
  • Knowledge and understanding of vegetable seed market, market dynamics and competitive environment
  • Experience in leading multi-functional teams
  • Experience in pull through demand creation

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, 9 Paid Holidays
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

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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