Syngenta Site Manager Cartagena in Bolivar, Colombia

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.

About this Job

Purpose of the Role * To lead the siteĀ“s resources and continuously improve the processes and assets to meet the business needs in terms of Healt, Safety, Environment, Quality, customer response, cost and efficiency and full compliance with internal and external standards and legislation.

Responsibilities * Autonomous Leadership of Site in line with Syngenta culture and Supply Chain strategy. * Manage the fixed, variable and capital cost performance in line with agreed budgets and targets. * Ensure all Health, Safety, Environment, Quality, Legal and fiscal standards are continuously improved and monitored, that risks are controlled and minimised, complaints are investigated and improvement actions implemented. * Ensure high levels of customer service and responsiveness for all products supplied all markets * Identify motivate and coach key resources to drive and deliver a site-wide improvement project and performance improvement initiatives. * Contribute to and influence the Fixed Production Process Asset strategy and support implementation through proactive participation in the Regional Leadership team.

Additional Responsibilities * Will work leading the Syngenta plant located in Cartagena de Indias, which is dedicated to the production of agrochemicals and has approximately 120 employees. * The plant works in shifts, 2 shifts of 8 hours each and, if necessary, 3 shifts. * This person should be available 24 hours especially because he will be part of the crisis committee, but his work schedule is from 7 am to 4:30.

Essential Knowledge & Experience

Experience * Experience of 8 years or more in leadership positions in Manufacturing Plants for multinational companies in Agroindustry, Oil and Gas Industry, Pharmaceutical, Mass Food Consumption, among others. * Experience in leadership and implementation of projects of integral improvements in Manufacturing Plants.

Abilities * Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office * Knowledge of Finance * Knowledge of Business Strategies * Ability in Leadership and Influencing others * Communication and Relationship with People * Six Sigma, TPM or Lean Manufacturing knowledge are desirable.


  • University degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Production Engineering or other related careers.
  • Preference for Master / Postgraduate studies in Finance or Business Strategies.
  • Six Sigma, TPM or Lean Manufacturing Operational Excellence certifications are desirable.
  • Advanced Level of English and Spanish. Intermediate Level of Portuguese preferred.

Additional Information * Full Time Job * Permanent Job * Location: Cartagena, Colombia * Job open for Colombians, Residents in Colombia with Visa and Work Permit and candidates outside the country of Colombia. Relocation support is provided, in addition to support with Visa and Work Permit. * Percentage of Travel is 50% (Will make trips of 1 time per month abroad to Panama and Mexico, and to Brazil 3 times per year approximately).

Job: *CP Production

Title: Site Manager Cartagena

Location: COL-Bolivar-Cartagena

Requisition ID: 1604605