Digital Innovation Lab Lead – Europe

Jealott's Hill (Berkshire), United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Ref#: 12345701821

Date published: 3-Feb-2017

Digital Innovation Lab Lead – Europe

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

Syngenta is continuing its digital transformation journey by establishing digital innovation labs to accelerate innovation across all our science and business functions. In this highly visible role you will shape, build and manage one of Syngenta’s first digital innovation labs from inception to operation, defining the technologies, processes and people needed to run the lab successfully. You will identify, develop and lead the right people to provide an efficient and successful innovation capability to Syngenta Europe, creating a culture of innovation and experimentation to attract colleagues into the lab to unleash their potential and ideas. You will facilitate interactions with partners, companies and universities to create solutions to enable Syngenta to provide leading edge crop protection products.  An entrepreneurial thinker who loves to keep track of the latest technology trends, you will thrive on leveraging technologies and people to quickly solve business challenges to drive innovation in support of Syngenta’s Digital and Data strategy.

The Successful Candidate
The ideal Digital Innovation Lab Lead will have the following;
•    Degree, Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, digital or data science, science, engineering, statistics or agriculture, or equivalent work experience and innovation management experience.
•    Experienced in software design and development with experience in the areas of algorithm development, data sciences, analytics and visualization or experience working in innovation management focused roles.
•    Experience in an agile software development environment with a working knowledge of innovative development processes and tools to successfully prototype solutions including design thinking, user experience design and wire framing.
•    Entrepreneurial, self-driven, inquisitive, exploratory and creative. Thrives on new technologies and combining these with existing technologies to create new solutions.   
•    Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate exciting opportunities to audiences of all sizes. Able to build relationships and work with all levels of the organization including senior executives

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