Job Title

Head R&D Indonesia


IDJKT 1405-7

Job Description

Our Client is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to their purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to their customers they help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.


Develop & Lead all R&D activities within the country: includes: Research stations, field trailing network, greenhouses, labs, collaborations, etc. that supports development & registration of assets, traits deployment / crops & delivery of integrated solutions.

Direct Report to: Head R&D, Territory


Role purpose:

Provide leadership to the Integrated Country R&D organization nurturing and building on current capabilities in assets / crops to deliver on the country / territories growth agenda. Capability and capacity development, incorporating advances in new technologies to drive higher quality results and products to market.

Understand country R&D capabilities outside of Syngenta, whether in universities, public bodies or industry and ensure the implications and opportunities are being appropriately evaluated and acted upon.

Lead and manage budget delivery / operations in R&D facilities / sites (including logistics, CAPEX, OPEX, labor), Initiatives related to operational excellence & effectiveness, resource optimization.

As it is a senior R&D role in the country, the incumbent represents specific country R&D on appropriate management teams within and outside R&D.


Delivery of country remit within agreed budget, forecast, legal lease agreements / MOU, offer oversight on functional Planning, alignment of site operations with Crop Portfolio Demand plans and ensuring optimal resource usage.

Lead to manage legal compliance of all imports and exports of seeds / CP assets for research purpose / product registrations, and management of proprietary assets.

Serve as link for alignment and implementation of administrative aspects of country management: from Finance, Quality Management and HSE supporting functions, including supporting the development of operations and capital budgets, internal audits and other Syngenta initiatives.

Develop annual and 3-years capital budget to maintain and improve the facilities and operation of site management to meet the requirement from functions that are accommodated in the responsible sites by proper planning of future requirements in line of business strategy.


Excellent in English

Proven past experience (7-10 years) in managing people, logistics and country vide operations in R&D

Good understanding of scientific and agricultural facilities and operations

Broad scientific knowledge to allow evaluation of a wide range of disciplines, Traits Development and Regulatory Systems

Experience in working with business teams in scooping R&D strategy

Leading and working cross-functional and cross-crop organization, cross geography

Experience in legal compliance matter.


Please Quote Ref # (1405-7 in email subject and send your updated Word Doc Resume in English



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