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Sr Business Manager, Global Trait Licensing Job - #1732408A0

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Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
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Open Til: 17-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Division: Global Strategy & Traits
Function: Corn GM Licensing
City: Minnetonka
State/Province: Minnesota [MN]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Sr Business Manager, Global Trait Licensing
Job ID: 2852

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Support overall Global GM Traits Licensing Strategy, including in- and out- licensing strategy.
Lead successful implementation of licenses post signing to ensure compliance with the contractual terms and the value of the license is realized.
Coordinate / and or lead select global in and out-licensing negotiations, strategic collaborations and coordinate internal technical and commercial teams providing input for key relationships.
Shape, develop and implement licensing strategies for Global GM Traits.
Support negotiation strategy and ensure proper valuation of GM Traits.
Support post patent strategy and trait life cycle management.
Support R&D trait portfolio development.
Lead or provide support to key germplasm deals with major competitors globally.

Accountabilities: Employ sound project management tools and capabilities within Global Trait Licensing.
Lead and/or support in/out licensing strategy.
Ensure excellent management of and support for key 3rd party licensees/collaborators.
Lead or participate as key team member in negotiations of key licensing deals or strategic collaborative opportunities.
Participate actively as a team member for M&A, collaborations or other deals as required.
Coordinate and ensure an effective collaboration with key business and research leaders and related business strategy teams.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge: :
Knowledge of agriculture industry and markets in key regions for GM Traits.
Knowledge of out licensing and alternative route to market channels.
Competitive insights and strategies.
Knowledge of Syngenta product portfolio, strategies for CP, Seeds, and Traits.
Knowledge of Internal planning, strategy, governance and approval processes.
Strong communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Organizational capabilities

Critical Experience:
Significant experience in agricultural industry, germplasm, traits and/or crop protection.
Experience in negotiation strategy development & implementation with 3rd parties.
Experience in project evaluation, project management, business case development, and strategy development & analysis.
Strong financial, marketing, licensing, and business experience relevant to seeds and agribusiness.
Excellent MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word skills.
Masters degree, MBA preferred.
7-10 years of work experience in licensing or business development.

Critical technical, professional & personal capabilities:
Leadership skills
Strong analytical skills
Structural thinking
Clear and logical communications
Stakeholder management
Inter-personal skills
Result oriented
Teamwork orientation
Able to resolve conflicts

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: Strong influencing/negotiation skills and ability to drive teams towards desired outcomes.
Strong knowledge/understanding of the strategic value of Intellectual Property.
Develop strong network of relationships with third parties for licensing / partnerships.
Develop strong working relationships within Seeds, Commercial, CP, and Seed Care.
Develop and maintain excellent industry knowledge, contacts and relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization & third parties.
Strong ability to support deal negotiation and valuation

Critical Leadership Capabilities:
Gains commitment and support of key stakeholders.
Manage performance and results to ensure high standard


Additional Information:
Travel Requirement & other information:
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

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