Lead UX/UI Designer

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User Experience/Graphic Design
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!Calling all experimental, bold, and original digital designers! Particularly those who hold design thinking near and dear. We are looking for someone to serve as our Lead UX/UI Designer, a key member of Syngenta’s Digital Development and Labs team. You will lead multiple UX/UI projects while defining design standards across a global infrastructure of Innovation Lab and Development teams. To accomplish this you’ll be leading a team of Jr. UX/UI designers and interns.

This is definitely the position for you if you have good aesthetic taste and you know it. We want someone with demonstrated experience in layout, typography, and visual hierarchy, as you’ll be responsible for leading design thinking sessions and the ensuing web, native mobile, and digital UI projects and experiments. Mentoring and collaborating with younger UX/UI designers and interns will be at the core of these duties to foster an innovative culture of design thinking. A focus in interactive design is key. In other words, we’re looking for someone who gets things done but also knows the values of drawing a self-portrait with their feet.

The person for this position thrives in a fast-paced environment. They’re able to gracefully manage UX research, wireframing, rapid prototyping with user empathy in mind. Communication and presentation skills are crucial since they’ll be working with peers across our labs in various geographical locations and collaborating with business partners and stakeholders. The UX Lead will drive the formation of functional design environments and ensure quality control and timely delivery by following the Agile methodology.

Did we mention that 20% of your time with us is yours for experimentation, education, and general innovation centered development? Think conferences, lectures, and that cool design project that’s been on your mind. 

In short, our environment reflects our digital philosophy. We like to be inventive in the work we do, all while having fun with it, and we expect you to do the same. If you think you can contribute to our culture, if you think you’re ~the one~, let’s get in touch. We’re looking forward to working with you.


  • Take Lead UX/UI role on high profile projects.
  • Work closely with labs leadership and global counterparts to develop strong, agile and scalable design infrastructure across Digital Development and Labs teams.
  • Delivery & support of the digital products required by Syngenta Digital
  • Management and inspirational leadership of junior team members
  • Accountability for Design System across multiple labs and products
  • Support the build of Syngenta Digital development capability by the implementation of the regional Labs, recruitment of resources and applying the digital ways of working
  • Participate in the recruitment and evolution of a UX/UI capability to meet Syngenta’s needs for greater control and lower cost of delivery
  • Forensic management of 3rd Party software suppliers 

Experience / Previous jobs required for the job

  • Career experience as Lead UX/UI designer working with leadership level business members and teams
  • Career experience in envisioning and leading high impact change projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and energize junior UX/UI designers and analyst partners
  • Explicit and extensive agile delivery experience
  • Expert in Rapid Prototyping, Wireframing, and Interactive Design
  • Experience in leading Ideation/Design Thinking Sessions


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