IT Manager UK & Ireland Commercial
Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, GBR
2d ago

About Syngenta :

Syngenta is leading science-based agtech company 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.


  • IT Site Services team is committed to improving end user productivity by bringing IT-related downtime to a minimum, removing performance bottlenecks in infrastructure, and educating the end users on IT tools and best practices to ensure adoption of new ways of working promoting better productivity, collaboration, inclusivity, and data handling.
  • In this role you provide quality site services and contribute to transforming and continuously improving Syngenta’s IT infrastructure :
  • Engage with site functional leaders to understand the desired changes and ensure that the IT offer is continually revised to support the functional (Commercial, P&S, R&D) direction and the site population.
  • Main liaison for relevant IT Services stakeholders (internal) in the area of responsibility
  • Implement and drive local supplier management : Negotiate commercials and SLAs with local vendors for new (or changes to existing) locally provided IT Services.
  • SoW negotiation and sign-off.

  • Ensure that IT services providers understand and work with the customer at the focus, in alignment with our mission, spirit and core values, according to defined service framework, process standards and SLA (readiness, capability and willingness).
  • Ensure that service offer and delivery is in line with stated direction.

  • Single point of escalation for the clients and a single point of contact in the area for global IT
  • Perform regular service review meetings with relevant stakeholders (internal / external)
  • Incident, problem management and related root cause analysis
  • Liaise with supplier managers to plan and manage outsourced teams and service volumes
  • IT Services budget and cost management
  • Manage local IT Services projects and participate in regional / global projects. Support projects for handing over to steady state to ensure successful sustainable service support.
  • Participate in an IT infrastructure guild : help the guild to drive relevant changes / projects, be a point of contact and a go-to person for all IT SSMs in EAME.
  • Monitor, analyze, review the quality of IS Services delivered in the area of responsibility by residual local vendors.
  • Manage deviation from agreed SLAs (service level agreements) directly with the local vendors.

  • Manage hardware and software license inventory held in the area of responsibility
  • Manage renewal of hardware and software in accordance with global guidance and local renewal policies
  • Accountable for IT process and IT policies compliance. Proactive lobbying for change to policy where it makes business sense.
  • Manage local Information Security, supported by the global team
  • Manage IT Services communications to end users
  • You will be the face of IT on site, help colleagues navigate IT, and provide broad IT infrastructure expertise to local teams.
  • You will lead the change management journey relating to IT initiatives, onboarding functional line management to effectively sponsor change, in order to accelerate adoption of new technologies and ways of working on-site.
  • You will be a member of a global infrastructure guild and enjoy exciting opportunities to grow professionally and continuously learn in-demand skills e.
  • g. network & collaboration technology or end user computing.

    Experience required

  • Operational knowledge of IT service and / or technology delivery, quality management, operations and strategy development
  • Broad operational knowledge of Syngenta’s IT infrastructure
  • Deep understanding of a specific IT infrastructure domain such as networks or productivity tools
  • Awareness of current best practice in service / application management and experience in a delivery management / service management role
  • Understanding of IT procurement and contract law
  • Understanding of information security regulations including GDPR
  • Relevant academic degree and / or appropriate professional qualification
  • Experience to be gained

  • Build a high-quality IT infrastructure
  • Provide quality IT site services across organizational boundaries with internal and external teams
  • Continuously improve core IT services and infrastructure
  • Manage local vendors and desk side service teams
  • Core capabilities

  • Understand challenges, manage and reduce complexity
  • Manage stakeholders and align towards common goal
  • Deliver IT infrastructure projects and services at scale
  • Syngenta is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.


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