Head of Climate and Nature



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Research, Data Science, Business Development


in-office, flexible

Head of Climate and Nature

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your profile

  • A science degree or masters in relevant discipline is required plus in-depth working experience and technical expertise in key areas of climate and nature. Especially those that relate to the food, agriculture, and land use sector.

  • Deep understanding of the agriculture industry and relevant topics such as, but not limited to, soil health, biodiversity, climate change, climate regulation and climate change, carbon sequestration and deforestation.

  • Experience in dealing with environmental NGO’s, multilateral organisations, academic research agencies and national environmental authorities.

  • Ability to translate scientific information and technicalities of climate and nature agenda into business-relevant policies and plans.

  • Established connections and collaborations with research bodies and civil society groups.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, capable of assessing complex policy issues and developing solutions as well as innovative thinker, able to generate or seek out through discussion with others, new ideas and approaches.

  • Proven track record in managing projects and balancing various deliverables and priorities at the same time.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work on multiple projects and within diverse teams.

about the company

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company that helps humanity face its toughest challenge: how to sustainably feed a growing population. Our world class science and innovative crop solutions transform how crops are grown and improve global food security by enabling millions of growers to make better use of available resources. If you wish to contribute and be part of our European Finance Operations team in Budapest.

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"Diversity & Inclusion moves our business forward. With a culture of openness and being progressive in our thinking, we accelerate our innovation and become the most collaborative and trusted company in the industry. That’s very cool."

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your area of responsibility

  • Shape the company’s policies and strategies that are associated with climate and nature agenda. Provide thought leadership and technical expertise to ensure such policies and strategies are scientifically credible and robust.

  • Lead the development of a series of climate and nature specific policies in collaboration with internal business partners and experts. Ensure they are implemented through the organization.

  • Monitor emerging issues and trends related to climate and nature that will influence the agriculture industry and the sectors that Syngenta operate within. Shape the organization’s view on these trends to ensure any associated risks are mitigated or business opportunities considered.

  • Act as a subject matter expert and advisor for those working on policies, plans and innovations that are related to climate and nature (esp. within R&D, Production and Supply, Sustainability, Digital and Regulatory Functions).

  • Collaborate with the business to help co-create new products and services that help benefit climate and nature whilst also meeting farmers needs and building the business.

  • Act as an advocate and technical expert for Syngenta in external expert forums and help position the Company as a thought-leader on the topic.

  • Build rapport and network with industry partners and civil society stakeholders in the areas of climate and nature so that Syngenta is seen as a collaborative science-based partner.

  • Work with internal stakeholders and external experts in developing responses to emerging challenges.

  • Communicate findings and best practices in high-level international forums and external publications and conferences. Cultivate an external presence, in coordination with the Communications team, as an expert in relevant disciplines.

the benefits

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment

  • Flexible working arrangements and environment with an open culture and diverse workforce

  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees

  • Learning culture (Together we Grow) and wide range of training options

  • You will profit from an onsite doctor, gym, canteen, and other benefits


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