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PE Agile Portfolio & Programs Lead

Company: Syngenta International AG
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Please click here if you are having any technical Taleo issues. Job Description Description Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture. 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. To support that challenge, the Pipeline Enablement -team is currently seeking a Agile Portfolio & Programs Lead -in Durham, NC. As an Agile Portolio & Programs Lead apply a holistic view on the opportunities and solutions driven by the Decision Science Enabling Technology Portfolio (DSET), creating demand and participating in the solution delivery. You will help shape the future of agriculture by: Partner with other portfolio experts to develop, drive and transform the global vision for Seeds Development to create a best-in-class experience for our PE users Act as a key player on translating the global strategy for PE portfolio, leveraging and improving the existing ways of working and focusing on priority value initiatives Drive portfolio digital innovation (using Agile methodologies) collaborating with the teams to ensure we have the right Portfolio Flow and processes in place from disposition of demand, prioritization, tracking project status to support decision making

  • Support the Value Stream Owners on the cycle definition and adjustment of budget guardrails in line with value prioritization Qualifications Accountabilities
    • Love leading and inspiring people to reflect and learn
    • Strong experience in facilitation, guiding groups through processes that help them to come to solutions and make decisions
    • Positive disruptor: you are comfortable challenging the status quo
    • Enjoy rapidly changing environments
    • Lead with curiosity
    • Value engagement, adaptability, and resilience
    • Constantly seek new ways of approaching common problems
    • Relish in helping teams improve their approach to enable more frequent delivery and feedback loops
    • Coaching: Ability to utilize tailored coaching techniques to inspire individuals and teams to perform at a higher level.
    • Influence: Ability to influence behaviors of leaders at all levels and without traditional hierarchy.
    • Servant Leadership: Foster an environment where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.
    • Communication: Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.
    • Collaboration: Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.
    • Continuous Improvement: Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development. Requirements
      • 5+ years as a servant leader of large-scale Agile Portfolio experience using a Scaled Agile Framework (e.g., SAFE, etc).
      • Senior Agile Leadership skills with an ability to lead by example and challenge command and control behaviors
      • Ability to identify and nurture value streams at portfolio level - direct experience converting traditional waterfall project silos into lean-agile value streams is required
      • Prior experience in establishing portfolio-level workflow structure
      • Highly flexible/dynamic/consultative work approach. Be a problem-solver
      • Well-versed through direct experience in establishing and reinforcing an agile adoption lifecycle at portfolio, program-project, and team levels: Implement, Improve, Standardize, and Scale
      • High aptitude for heavy interaction with business owners within a globally, geographically distributed organization
      • Excellent communication skills, with experience in feedback, conflict management and mentoring skills
      • Hands-on experience applying lean/Agile methodologies within infrastructure, hardware, and operational environments.
      • Be able to strongly work, present and communicate in English. Other languages are considered an asset 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 #LI-BH1 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. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Please click here if you are having any technical Taleo issues.

Keywords: Syngenta International AG, Durham , PE Agile Portfolio & Programs Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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