Syngenta IT Project Manager in China

About Syngenta Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About This Job:

  • Manage all aspects of the program/project with a focus on scope, planning, quality and budget of the program/project

  • Engage and manage critical stakeholders (internal Business and IT/Digital, service providers and consulting firms etc.) and identify and implement all necessary (existing or new) stakeholders’ involvements on the project

  • Define and align with key stakeholders the appropriate set-up and methodology for a successful delivery of the expected outcomes of the program/project

  • Identify, schedule and monitor program / project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks

  • Engage and inspire program / project team members throughout the project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, close) and confer with project staff to outline work plan

  • Establish and/or verify and control work plans and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel for all stakeholders

  • Implement project communication plan and change management plan

  • Conduct risk assessment and mitigation

  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and "look and feel" across the enterprise

  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives

    Knowledge, experience & capabilities

  • Knowledge of project management methodology and experience with major defined PM approaches (PMI, PRINCE II)

  • Significant knowledge of project management tools (MS project, PowerPoint, Excel etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Chinese and English

  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence

    Preferred Knowledge & Experience:

  • 7 years of managing or supporting IT/Digital projects

  • 2 years of PM of large global rollout projects

  • Track record of excellent stakeholder management

  • Experience of enterprise digitalization

  • Work experience of functional strategy consultant is preferred


  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology, computer science or related field, MBA or other IT/PM master degree preferred.

  • PM training and certificate desirable

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work well across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to self-motivate and pro-actively contribute to the team’s success

  • Passion for agriculture

  • Engage and inspire - Ability to develop relationships & networks across the organization and industry

  • Self-awareness

  • Influence

    Additional information:

  • Base in Shanghai

  • Full time job

  • Limited travel required

    In Syngenta we recognize that diversity and inclusion is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we operate – benefitting individual employees and the company .

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Title: IT Project Manager

Location: China

Requisition ID: 1800734