Team Operations Administrator

Syngenta is a leading science-based agtech company. We help millions of farmers around the world to grow safe and nutritious food, while taking care of the planet.

Job description

Responsible for supporting the SPS Global Technical Managers (GTM) with activities related to field trial planning including sample logistics, 3rd party contracting and invoicing platforms, and budgeting and tracking spend.


  • Managing team activities related to field trial planning and placement including communication among internal and external parties
  • Serve as the central point of information for the global R&D team/GTM’s to improve efficiency of the R&D scientists by providing guidance for processes and systems (e.g., Concur, iTravel, WorkDay)
  • Supporting the GTM’s to ensure appropriate permits, request forms, and procedures are in place while engaging with Syngenta’s sample logistics team across the organisation
  • Setting up vendors in Ariba, purchasing requests and purchase orders as needed
  • Aid onboarding of new team members regarding operational tools and systems
  • Ensure the Global SPS R&D Sharepoints (total of 3) are maintained and encourage regional engagement of our knowledge management tools
  • Organize and manage event planning (travel, logistics, schedules) for key technical meetings including SPEED
  • Serve as “Secretary of the Syngenta/IVCC Steering Committee” including scheduling, agenda drafting, recording of minutes, and followup communications among subteams

Critical Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work independently and autonomously without direct supervision
  • Understanding of organizational structures, processes and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, effective communicator (speaking and listening). Ability to be discreet with confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Sharepoint and other software applications, particularly spreadsheet development, ideally knowledge of systems such as Ariba, Concur and WorkDay


  • BA/BS or Associate degree with experience in business administration to include applied use of computers, personnel administration, conferencing and communications is desirable

Additional Information

Additional information

  • Some travel required to support team meetings, workshops, and steering committee meetings

Syngenta will offer

  • A commitment to innovation
  • Leading edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits scheme including bonus, healthcare & generous pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • 31.5 days annual holiday
  • Vibrant R&D focused workforce with wide and varied social communities to join

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market.

Company Description

Syngenta is leading science-based ag-tech company; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 30,000 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.