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Government and Sustainability Affairs Lead

Syngenta Group
Washington, DC
  • Expired: December 07, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Description
Syngenta Group is one of the world's leading sustainable agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Our 53,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet - making us the world's most local agricultural technology and innovation partner. Syngenta Group is committed to operating at the highest standards of ethics and integrity. This is a commitment that we are making to investors, customers, society and employees. Syngenta Group is also committed to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Job Description

Role purpose

This person will support creation, maintenance, and execution of U.S. federal Government Affairs and Business Sustainability strategy.

They will provide support for management and execution of federal Government Affairs issues through engagement with congressional and executive branch officials. Provide support for Syngenta Political Action Committee (PAC).

Collaborate with cross-cutting Syngenta teams to advance Syngenta priorities in the crop protection, seeds, and sustainability space and provide support to both Federal Government Relations and Sustainable and Responsible Business teams.

Government Affairs Accountabilities
  • Provide support for Federal Government Relations Manager and assist with advising and informing others in Syngenta on legislative, regulatory, and political issues.
  • Provide legislative and executive branch analysis of issues impacting Syngenta in the US.
  • Research and prepare policy analysis on key policy issues.
  • Represent Syngenta at external meetings with trade associations, industry partners, and coalitions.
  • Draft government affairs communications materials as needed.
  • Attend hearings, markups, briefings, and other meetings as necessary.
  • Provide support for Political Action Committee (PAC) administration.

Sustainability Accountabilities
  • Fully integrate with Sustainable & Responsible Business team and Sustainable Solutions programs.
  • Support development of a sustainability strategy for the U.S. business aligned to key focus areas (Climate, Regenerative Agriculture, Biodiversity, Rural Prosperity, and Water) and global sustainability strategy.
  • Assist SRB team with data collection, Including metrics, KPIs and other sustainability measurement tools.
  • Support and develop, where appropriate, SRB Team and Syngenta relationships with agricultural value chain companies, their suppliers, growers, and other stakeholders to assist in advancement of on farm sustainable solution initiatives.

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3 to 7 years of relevant work experience in the agricultural sector or in the Federal legislative arena.
  • Ability to collaborate with senior leaders and other senior executives
  • Ability to learn and work independently and proactively
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural industry stewardship and sustainability issues and challenges
  • Capitol Hill or Executive branch experience highly preferred

What We Offer:
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits

Additional Information

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


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Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)



Syngenta Group


Washington, DC
20001 USA



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