Environmental Sustainability Assessment Data Lead

Basel, Switzerland

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Company Description

Helping Farmers. Fighting climate change.

Syngenta Crop Protection is committed to helping farmers around the world grow productively and sustainably. We measure our success not just by our business performance, but also by the benefits we bring to farmers and the environment.  As a leader in agriculture, we bring cutting-edge technologies and solutions that enhance crop and soil health and ensure a more sustainable future for agriculture. Our commitment to sustainability also drives our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of our production and supply operations, throughout our entire supply chain.

We are looking to expand our team of passionate, self-starting, and talented professionals to help us ensure we meet our 2030 scope 1, 2, and 3 commitments and bring these commitments to life in our everyday operations.

Job Description

Are you a system and big data thinker? Do you have a high set of Leadership skills to influence a wide range of stakeholders? And you are a results-oriented team player who is quality orientated while keeping an eye on the big picture. In this case, this position might be a perfect fit for you.

As Environmental Sustainability Assessment Portfolio Lead you will establish a forward-looking and industry-leading system to measure the environmental footprint along the entire production chain of an entire business. You will enable the development of standardized methodologies and automated tools to support such assessments. And you will help to build capabilities within the organization to understand and minimize the impact of our products and services on the environment.


Close collaboration with teams across the business (in sourcing, logistics, manufacturing) to build an understanding of current and future data needs; tying in the requirements from different parts of the organization into a holistic environmental metrics framework with a common methodology

  • Participate in building the tools and data sources required to automatically track and predict carbon footprints
  • Apply Life cycle analyses thinking and methodology at scale; help create algorithms to improve data accuracy in the lack of primary source data
  • Support corporate accounting and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions quantitative metrics
  • Data analytics and modeling of the entire value chain (cradle-to-grave)
  • Devise new processes to define, collect, validate and evaluate sustainability KPIs to gain insights, support accountability, and drive actions
  • Interpret results with regard to their business relevance and devise actions, present findings to internal and external stakeholders


  • Several years of experience on the job, ability to work independently, demonstrated the creative will to actively shape a field in transition
  • University degree in IT, maths, statistics, or Engineering, with specialization in sustainability
  • Practical experience in Life cycle analyses, and/or environmental product declarations (EPDs), working knowledge of LCA tools such as SimaPro, GaBi, OpenLCA, Brightway, and demonstrated application at scale
  • Hands-on experience in greenhouse gas (GHG) Reporting according to the GHG protocol - CO2 controlling
  • Big data is your passion and you are able to join data sources and derive insights from large data sets
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence and analytics tools such as PowerBI or Tableau or Python essential
  • Project management experience and knowledge of SAP systems would be beneficial
  • Fluent in English and highly numerate, other languages a plus

Additional Information

In return, you will become a crucial member of our team, and will be part of actively shaping a field of great importance for Syngenta going forwards. Your work will make a tangible difference and contribute directly towards achieving our climate commitments.   

We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including: 

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment  
  • Flexible working arrangements and environment with an open culture and diverse workforce  
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees 
  • Learning culture (Together we Grow) and wide range of training options 
  • You will profit from a competitive pension fund plan, attractive bonus system, onsite doctor, gym, canteen, and other benefits (Family friendly initiatives, Child and Family allowance…) 

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

Tags: Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics Engineering KPIs Power BI Python Statistics Tableau

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Health care

Region: Europe
Country: Switzerland
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