Business Development Head


Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Its 48,000 people across more than 100 countries strive to transform agriculture through breakthrough products and technologies that play a vital role in enabling the food chain to feed the world safely, sustainably and with respect for our planet.

Role purpose

In this role you will be responsible for definition of scale-up strategy, relevant business case and implementation of a brand-new end to end business model, aiming at empowering small holder farmers in Tanzania. Support planning, implementation and scale up of local pilots in a dynamic and multi-stakeholder environment.


• Defined business model and implementation of specific Modern Agriculture Platform (MAP)

interventions leading to increase of program sustainability.

• Delivery of MAP Operating Model, implementation plan and its execution

• Creation of MAP Theory of Change framework linking farmer archetypes to specific


• Establish Monitoring and Evaluation system for agronomic trials contributing to optimal rice

paddy production price definition and its oversight

• Lead and drive successful implementation of first pilots with local team, growers & key


• Build strategic partnerships with input partners, mechanization partners, banks, insurers &

tech companies to offer a comprehensive solution to our growers.

• Ensure all aspects of the new model set-up are conducted in fully compliant manner.

• Responding to external stakeholders specifically development donors and government.



Knowledge, Experience & capabilities


• Previous experience in Consulting (e.g. BIG4), Investment (e.g. Venture Capital) or food value

chain Companies is a strong plus.

• Demonstrable business development experience is highly desirable.

• Private sector contacts and proven ability to engage industry players at various levels.

• International work experience structuring commodity value chains is a strong plus.

• Out-of the box thinker who actively engages with surrounding environment and can design

concepts and convert to practical programs.

• Self-starter who can lead the project and anticipate and plan effectively execution of ground operations.

• Business acumen and prior entrepreneurial experience and linking commercial operations to a profitable financial context is an added advantage.

• Strong an appetite for innovation & new technologies.

• Previous experience in crop Agronomy is a plus – Knowledge of agribusiness markets, crop value chains and experience dealing with growers.

• Proven track record of developing/running businesses in complex and demanding environments is a plus.

Language skills: Fluent in Tanzanian Swahili & English

Role Duration :12 months

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