Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Syngenta


Strategic Sourcing Specialist (18020622)

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 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.

About Us

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. Syngenta is looking for a dynamic Strategic Sourcing Partner to build a robust talent pipeline of candidates for current and future openings and to identify, engage and convert the best talent for Syngenta across North America. The Strategic Sourcing Partner will work closely with Talent Acquisition Managers, HR Business Partners and other members of the North America TA team to execute the most effective and innovative talent sourcing strategies.

This includes:

Strategic Sourcing Strategy & Planning

  • Partner with TA Managers & Partners to establish a proactive talent pipeline strategy in accordance with functional workforce planning
  • Recommend and implement proactive talent sourcing programs to build a talent pipeline for key roles and hard-to-fill positions with a deep understanding the competitive talent marketplace
  • Generate long-term talent pipeline for hard-to-fill roles
  • Conduct Research and recommend best practices in talent sourcing
  • Utilize Market Driven Insights generated by data/insights tools to generate Sourcing Plans
  • Partner with TA Technology & Sourcing Manager to incorporate employer branding and social media tactics into talent sourcing plans

Strategic Sourcing Delivery

  • Supplement the team of full-life cycle TA Partners to Source hard to find passive talent through a variety of channels and using diverse sourcing tools and techniques
  • Identify key achiever, behavioral and technical competencies that drive success, share recruitment sourcing strategy, and set expectations around process and timeline
  • Execute talent sourcing tactics such as social and professional media sourcing, CRM Sourcing, networking, name generation, industry events, associations, online communities, external research, etc.
  • Prepare and present status reports to key stakeholders – TA Technology & Sourcing Manager, TA Managers – as well as secondary stakeholders – Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners – on the talent marketplace and the strength of our talent pipeline
  • Meet aggressive talent pipeline development goals and metrics
  • Maintain robust talent pipeline in candidate relationship management database (CRM)



Please note this is a remote based position and can be located anywhere within the continental US.

  • 8+ years of experience in full-life cycle recruiting, talent sourcing and talent selection
  • Mastery of Applicant Tracking System and Candidate Relationship Management tools (Taleo, Avature)
  • Mastery of Recruitment Technology Tools (LinkedIn, Indeeds,ZoomInfo)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing talent pipelines and communities
  • Demonstrated successful experience sourcing in R&D, Biotech and/or Agriculture
  • Strong project management, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent required; Bachelor degree in business, marketing, human resources or related field

Preferred Requirements

  • Recruitment Sourcing experience in a large national or global corporation or equivalent in a Recruiting Firm or Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company
  • Expertise using a variety of sourcing tools & techniques including but not limited to Boolean search, aggregators, automation tools, LinkedIn Recruiter, etc.
  • Experience using Market Insights and/or Talent Intelligence tools such as LinkedIn Talent Insight

Must have the ability to:

  • Apply a consultancy approach, effectively managing expectations of stakeholders and clients
  • Launch and sustain talent pipelining programs through capturing key sourcing intelligence, effectively converting passive candidates and utilizing diverse sourcing channels
  • Use e-recruitment and web technologies to support Talent identification including, but not limited to applicant tracking systems, social and digital media
  • Possess industry knowledge with a general comprehension of relevant transferable candidate skills and target companies
  • Manage competing demands, accept constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible
  • Command the attention and respect of leaders and stakeholders
  • Influence and negotiate with business leaders and HR business partners
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Create and maintain documents using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Understand and interpret data, analyze trends and identify actionable insights
  • Quickly learn systems, processes and procedures
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and within an ambiguous environment
  • Be curious, creative and resourceful who’s able to find ways to deliver on time and quality with limited or no budget
  • Develop in depth talent market research: The ideal candidate will have proven experience build comprehensive and detailed short lists of talent.

What We Offer

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Primary Location: USA-North Carolina-Field-North Carolina

Other Locations: United States of America

Job: Human Resources – Services

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