Jul
26

We fill positions Agricultural, Ag Bio Tech and Specialty Chemicals Industry. Looking to make a change? Or looking to hire top talent? Contact us see www.millerag.com

We have the desire to speak to Top Industry Professionals in the following areas
of the Agriculture Chemicals and Biotechnology Industry.

See www.millerag.com for more defined position descriptions that fit your
experience or desired career. Apply on our candidate section or here and fill
out your bio sheet found there.

Miller Ag Recruiters has positions Nationwide , we seek candidates currently in
the Industry with stable employment histories and direct experience in the
positions we have open to be considered. We currently only have US based roles
but will consider extraordinary candidates from across the globe.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted directly. All resumes and
conversations with Miller Ag will be held in strict confidence.

- Seed Breeders

-Marketing Manager (Crop protection/ Turf and Ornamental)

-Product Development Manager (pesticides, fungicides, herbicides)

-Senior Seed Physiology Scientist

-Senior Weed Scientist and Jr Weed Scientists

-Sr. Manager of Global Regulatory Affairs (FIFRA, EPA and Agro Chemicals
experience)

-Product Manager for Turf & Ornamental and Professional Products

-Product Manager for Forestry/ Urban Pest Control markets

-Entomologists (Tech reps and research positions)

-Scientist R & D w/ Data Base management experience (Agro Chemical)

-Professional Pest Control Technical Sales Manager

-Professional Pest Control Territory Manager

-Professional Pest Control Marketing Manager

-Fungicide/Herbicide/Pesticide Product Managers

-Risk Assessment Manager (Ecotoxicology experience w/Ph.D. )

-Formulations Chemist “Leadership position” ( Ag Chemicals
Experienced)

-Formulations Engineering and Plant Operations Managers (Ag Chemicals)

-Microbiology Team leader PhD and Fungicides experience

-Sr. & Jr Level Toxicologist (mammalian) positions

-Pest Control Marketing Manager ( Urban Pest Control )

-Regulatory Affairs US & International experience (3 positions)

-Registrations Manager Ag Chem/Pesticides

-And many other Ag Chemical related positions in Sales, Marketing, R&D
Legal and more

“All our clients offer relocation packages, benefits, retirement packages
and they pay all fees”

Jul
27

Western Crop Protection Research Manager…Do you have a Master’s or PhD in Agronomy or Horticulture  

Western Crop Research Manager

Do you have a Master’s or PhD in Agronomy or Horticulture  with at least 5 years’ experience in Ag or Horticulture Field Research ? Do you have a PCA or CCA? Do you have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record? Do you have a QAL or the ability to obtain a QAL within the first 3 months of work? If you are confident in your abilities, and you said YES to these questions, we want to hear from YOU!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Western Crop Research Manager is a pivotal role responsible for the design, implementation, and final reporting of statewide research trials and demonstration plots; this includes collecting and prioritizing trial ideas and requests across various departments.  This role will provide technical support and information to the Branded Products team, Sales team, and Managers for the purpose of providing Crop Protection Chemicals (CPC), and Plant Nutritional based solutions.  The Western Crop Research Manager is also responsible for communicating overall findings and results with field staff, management, and supplier Technical Service staff.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Deep understanding of production agriculture field practices, industry crops, and technologies
  • Strong background in CPC and adjuvants/surfactants
  • Experience and training with data capture/entry, specifically with ARM
  • Strong ability to manage and optimize processes and programs
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Master’s degree or higher in Crop Production discipline such as entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or plant physiology required. PhD preferred
  • State issued Pesticide Applicators License plus appropriate CCA and/or PCA License required

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Proven leader with ability to build relationships with cross functional team members and motivate and lead a Regional Research team
  • Passion for field research and development and for sharing knowledge and findings with others
  • Proven track record of being detail-oriented, self-motivated, and effectively managing projects to meet deadlines

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Prioritize and plan CPC, adjuvant, value added nutrition, and other trials. Establish protocols, goals, and metrics based on project needs.
  • Support and lead the planning and implementation of crop meetings, technical meetings, branch updates, and field days
  • Collaborate with Branded Product Specialists to provide technical product training and sales support to branches and PCAs for Adjuvants and CPC
  • Establish working relationship with local Technical Service and Product Development representatives.
  • Prepare and present research and demonstration trial data for peer group review
  • Respond to PCA and customer needs via in field grower contacts
  • Optimize and oversee Regional Research team member performance by counseling, coaching, and disciplining employees

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (salary determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive health and retirement benefit offerings

If not for you maybe you know someone? Please tell a friend!

“All inquiries are always 100% in confidence”

Thinking of making a career move? Relocating? Or testing just the Market?

If interested please send your resume in word doc format. All 100% in confidence!

Darin Miller

Executive Recruiter

Miller Ag

Darin@millerag.com

530-409-3162

www.millerag.com

 

Jul
25

Global Ag Chemical and Biotech Regulatory Professionals?

We are looking to fill these positions related to Agricultural Chemicals and Ag Biotech

Regulatory Affairs Managers  3 to 20+  years depending on which role.

Regulatory/Registrations Managers 5 to 15 years Ag Chemicals or Ag Biotech.

Regulatory Affairs / Government Affairs 10 +years in similar role.

Regulatory Scientists with Eco Tox, EFate or Mammalian Tox studies , we have needs for Sr, Mid and Jr level positions.

Positions are ranging from 90K to 200k+ total comp, full corporate benefits packages and stability.

If you are a professional in these areas, we should get to know you and you should know us.

Want to quietly test the market without exposing yourself for no reason? We quietly move Top Ag Professionals in many disciplines and career levels. Miller Ag does low volume and high quality placements that last! Our candidates we place are in their current firms  for years and most have only worked for 1 company in their career and are interested in a change or need to relocate or maybe just want to be informed of options.

If you haven’t sent us a resume, you should. All 100% in confidence.

Contact us for a review of your current situation…..

Darin Miller

darin@millerag.com

530-409-3162

Jul
24

Agri Chemical E-Fate Scientists Ph.D or MS

Senior Level Environmental Environmental Fate and Metabolism Scientists needed.

This role is USA based and requires ability to work in the USA freely, we are not currently looking outside the US for candidates.

Scope: We are seeking an individual with experience conducting and managing GLP-compliant studies of the environmental fate of agricultural products. Additionally, the candidate will have experience dealing with regulatory agencies and drafting advocacy documents, experience interacting with both commercial and science groups, and a track record of recommending actions for scientific and regulatory strategies. The candidate will provide leadership in the development of e-fate study designs for global regulations, prepare protocols and manage the conduct of studies to determine the fate of test compounds in soil, water, plants, or animals, and become versed in e-fate information from historical studies.

Major Responsibility Areas

· Coordinate e-fate and crop residue field program, animal in-life phase, and analytical phase of studies.

· Provide oversight and leadership in the development of study designs, prepare protocols, and conduct studies necessary to determine the fate of test compounds in soil, water, plants or animals (livestock).

· Have knowledge and experience in the conduct of hydrolysis, photolysis, soil degradation, mobility, crop residues, and/or animal tissue residues to meet global study requirements.

· Ensure all contract laboratory operations and record keeping are of high quality, in compliance with the GLP standards, and meet other applicable regulations.

· Evaluate and trouble-shoot procedures and methodologies for the isolation, identification, and quantification of degradation products in soil, water, plants, and animals.

· Assure that study reports are completed on a timely basis to meet study goals and/or product registration needs.

· Contribute to FQPA risk assessment scenarios. Coordinate with Risk Assessment & Modeling to complete e-fate modeling and exposure risk assessments using e-fate data and parameters.

· Address Area needs for fate and exposure information and arguments to maintain registrations and competitive products.

· Partner or mentor others in the preparation of advocacy documents by providing interpretation of the science to support business expansion; rebutting and defending our position with regulators.

· Understand global guidelines and registrations requirements for crop and non-crop uses, support Area Registration Managers, and Global Regulatory Managers to satisfying data requirements.

· Manage the establishment of crop tolerances that support domestic and offshore uses of agricultural products. Oversee and lead the support of existing international MRLs/crop tolerances and establish new ones with the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization.

· Create an environment that fosters team work and individual development.

· Effectively and proactively manage multiple projects and resources to meet deadlines.

· Work to continuously improve processes, reducing resource commitments and reducing time.

Education PhD with 10 years relevant experience in environmental fate chemistry (soil, water, plants), food/feed residue analysis, analytical chemistry, and/or metabolism chemistry or

MS plus 15 years relevant experience as noted above

Experience

· Experience conducting and managing GLP-compliant environmental fate studies for agricultural products in soil, water, plants, livestock, or non-target species.

· Experience dealing with regulatory agencies and drafting advocacy documents, experience in the generation of GLP studies

· Interacting with both the commercial and science business groups,

· Effective managerial and interpersonal skills; able to foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration with others

· Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills

· Able to deliver results on time

· Good computer skills ( Microsoft tools)

· Project management skills preferred

Jul
21

Study Director Chemist Ag Chemicals

Study Director Chemist Ag Chemicals

Position is  NorthEast Coast Based

Job Summary

 

The Study Director will be responsible for the overall scientific conduct of an analytical study ensuring strict adherence to the required scientific and regulatory standard. You will be the single point of study control and have overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and regulatory conduct of studies allocated to you as well as for the interpretation, documentation and reporting of results. As a Study Director you will be familiar with conducting all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements governing the work in which they are involved, such as GLP.

Job Duties

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Have a proactive attitude towards internal and external customer satisfaction and the highest standards of scientific quality and regulatory compliance.
  • Be an excellent communicator with demonstrable skills in written, spoken and presentation media.
  • Have a meticulous attitude towards consistency of 100% quality in Protocols, Reports and related materials.
  • Be aware of study status at all times and anticipate problems that may affect timing, quality or integrity and take appropriate action to resolve such problems.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of ecotoxicology, residue chemistry study designs.

 

Chemical Safety

 

  1. Must be able to comprehend the potential hazards of the chemicals in use and adhere to the proper safety techniques as dictated by the Safety Manual and/or Management.

Laboratory Safety

Must be able to wear gloves, lab coat, eye protection, sleeves, hearing protection, pesticide suit, plastic booties, dust masks, a respirator and a face mask. Must be able to understand and follow laboratory safety standards.

 

Job Specifications

 

  • Minimum B.S. degree in chemistry/biochemistry or life sciences or at least 5-year’s equivalent lab experiences and established knowledge of working in a GLP laboratory. Advanced degree highly desired…
  • 5 + years of experience as a study director in the crop protection, pharma or biotech industries.
  • Prior experience in managing small project teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; multitasking capabilities; proficient in MS Office

 

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Search Firm in the US.
Our client’s pay all fees, relocations costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
If interested in any of these or other positions with Miller Ag please send us your resume in confidence!
See
www.millerag.com
If these don’t fit your needs please tell friend!
Also request us on
www.linkedin.com for future reference!
Send resumes in confidence to:
Darin Miller darin@millerag.com

 

Jul
21

Analytical Chemist (PhD) Crop Protection

Analytical Chemist (PhD) Crop Protection

Miller Agricultural Recruiting seeks to fill the following roles with our client; we seek top candidates for this role.

 

The role requires the successful candidate to design, develop, and validate qualitative and quantitative methodology for agricultural products, intermediates and impurities. Responsibilities include building/maintaining relationships with multidisciplinary and international teams, internal and external .The scope of the assignment can include support for Discovery, process and formulations development, manufacturing, registration, and regulatory affairs as related to development, commercialization, renewal and maintenance of agricultural products.

 

Primary Duties

  • Supervise and direct a laboratory program(s) to develop quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Design/direct/conduct product chemistry studies, 5-batch analyses for assay and impurities to meet regulatory guidelines.
  • Lead and coordinate as study director/monitor the overall process, internally and at external partners for regulatory studies in order to meet regulatory guidelines.
  • Function as product and technology focal point (technical guardian) for multiple products in order to provide a single point of contact for operations, registration, marketing, etc.
  • Interface with customers (e.g. operations, Discovery, R&RA, Alliance Partners) in order to resolve product issues and transfer technology.
  • Solve customer problems through analytical chemistry in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Train, develop, and supervise associate chemists in a way that enhances their knowledge, skills and capabilities in analytical chemistry and Core Values.
  • Know, understand and practice all aspects of Safety Policies and Principles, including laboratory safety and industrial hygiene protocols.
  • Manage multiple, co-current projects/programs and prioritize work to efficiently allocate resources to meet business needs.

 

Qualifications

·         Ph.D. degree with the ability to apply analytical technique/discipline, such as chromatography (HPLC, UHPLC, GC) and mass spectrometry.

·         Experience as study director to generate methodology and subsequent reports under a GLP quality environment to meet regulatory needs.

·         Experience in applying statistical methodology , analytical knowledge/expertise, and computer skills to organize data and verify the validity of studies.

·         Strong track record of providing timely and accurate results that meet business needs while simultaneously handling multiple projects.

·         Experience with functioning as a member/leader of a larger project team including both internal and external customers/partners/vendors.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Experience in supervising and developing associate chemists.

·         Experience in the management and upkeep of a safe laboratory under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) including instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

·         Experience in responding to change and overcome barriers to implement new initiatives within lab or work team.

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Search Firm in the US.
Our client’s pay all fees, relocations costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
If interested in any of these or other positions with Miller Ag please send us your resume in confidence!
See
www.millerag.com
If these don’t fit your needs please tell friend!
Also request us on
www.linkedin.com for future reference!
Send resumes in confidence to:
Darin Miller darin@millerag.com

Jul
18

Director of Ag Sciences E-Fate Group

The position oversees all Agricultural Sciences operations including eFate, Metabolism and Residue studies. The incumbent will have experience in conducting these and other relevant studies in support of N. American, European and Japanese regulatory submissions as well as the assessment and registration of other chemical products.

BS, MS required with a PhD or equivalent strongly preferred in an appropriate scientific area. Will consider a BS with an MBA with relevant operational experience.
10+ years in an appropriate technical environment and 5+ years in a supervisory/group management position with a total of 15+ years of experience.
  • Proactive decision maker with evidence of technical expertise combined with operations and business management experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability in resource management/allocation/priority setting
  • Maintain knowledge of and enforce compliance with pertinent regulations
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to design and manage operations
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee operational and financial concerns; Manage budgets and P&Ls, forecast revenues and capacity and manage operating costs
  • Evaluates the value (execution and market need) of technical service offerings and adjusts/realigns capacity to meet company goals
  • Oversees the development and/or acquisition/integration of technical service offerings
  • Establish and execute departmental procedural and technical training programs
  • Oversee employee performance reviews and generate recommendations for employee hiring/promotions/terminations
  • Establish operational performance goals for the technical operations staff
  • Support and collaborate with QA to coordinate responses to client and regulatory audits
  • Maintain and train sufficient staff to execute contracted work while simultaneously controlling departmental expenses
  • Ensures that department work flow is optimized
  • Provides, justifies, and acts upon initiatives to generate new service capabilities
  • Will assist in new business generation, client relationship cultivation, or client relationship expansion by visiting new or existing clients.
  • Will present at conferences, scientific meetings and at universities
  • Justifies, authors and/or approves appropriation requests for new equipment
  • Maintains and enforces strict adherence to client confidentiality issues
  • Establishes departmental standards for quality (technical and regulatory) and safety and enforces them through SOPs, policies, training, and interactions with personnel
  • Operates independently, with minimal guidance on day to day decisions
  • Determines operating processes for delivering work product
  • Responsible for allocating resources across the site for any business need
  • Sets goals for subordinates
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, 5+ years
  • Ability to lead through example and policy
  • Establish and enforce company wide policies
  • Maintain a high profile within the department
  • Maintain high moral and ethical standards
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving, root-cause analysis, project impact determination (for anomalous or unexpected results) and/or conducting investigations
  • Demonstrated skill at cost accounting, budgeting, P&L management and capital acquisition management
  • Oversee the review of QAU audits; Participate in company continual improvement processes (CAPA, QIP) as required
  • Ensure the proper flow of communication between Business Development, Business Management and Operations units

 

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Executive Search Firm in the US.
Our client’s pay all fees, relocation costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
If interested in any of these or other positions with Miller Ag please send us your resume in confidence!
See
www.millerag.com
If these don’t fit your needs please tell friend!
Also request us on
www.linkedin.com for future reference!
Send resumes in confidence to:
Darin Miller:
darin@millerag.com

530-295-9450

Jul
18

Global Product Stewardship Manager Ag Chemicals

Miller Agricultural Recruiting seeks to fill the following role with our client;

Global Product Stewardship Manager Ag Chemicals

This senior position is part of a highly interactive and supportive team and is accountable for developing and leading programs for the responsible and ethical management of Ag plant protection products throughout their lifecycle – from R&D to final disposal. Goals are achieved through decisive action that combines individual initiative and partnership with diverse functions and cultures. The position provides freedom to operate based on objective situational assessments, external focus, well-honed problem-solving skills, business acumen, creativity, mature judgments and effective communication. The ability to integrate regulatory, legal, political and scientific elements into effective action that furthers business goals is imperative.   Travel is anticipated to be no more than 30%, mostly overseas.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Management: Develop and lead product stewardship programs throughout the business and influence outcomes whenever possible to enhance competitive position. Key areas of oversight are research and development, manufacturing, storage, transportation and distribution, safe use and container management. Understand the global and local legislative and regulatory initiatives that shape the regulatory environment for the industry and recommend change in advance of competitive pressure. Lead the external Stewardship Sustainability Council to provide long-term strategies and guidance for Ag group.  Lead efforts to develop global communication plans regarding product stewardship, and our products.

Issues Management: Lead an established internal network of area business unit product stewardship partners to establish a common understanding of challenges, and pursue effective proactive programs that maintain and enhance public standing as a socially responsible and responsive organization.  Interact constructively with non-government organizations (NGO’s) – i.e. conservationists, environmentalists – to achieve products stewardship and sustainability goals.

External Focus: Monitor and communicate the key social, political and regulatory forces shaping the external environment, Influence outcomes that benefit company as a member of industry association committees (Product Stewardship, FAO Code of Conduct, Container Management, Working Group Product Stewardship and Communication

Compliance: Ensure the success of the Responsible Care Management System programs through training, audits and action plans to address non-conformances and opportunities for improvement.  Ensure adverse events are reported and evaluated as an early warning system for breakdowns in stewardship systems. Continue training and implementing the human health monitoring programs in the areas.

Personal and Organizational Development: Pursue personal development activities to continually build competence, increase effectiveness and enhance potential for advancement to higher levels of responsibility.  Contribute to the development of other members of global regulatory community. Recommend organizational change including staffing in response to evolving business strategy and needs.

Required Education:

· Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in a related discipline (e.g. chemistry, toxicology, eco-toxicology, environmental fate) preferred, with a minimum of 10 years regulatory experience in the agricultural industry dealing with registration and regulatory matters

Qualifications:

· Diverse experiences in the areas of influencing internal and external partners including  regulators and managing compliance issues

· Prior experience managing and leading teams including organizational structures, developing direct reports and managing team and individual performance

· Demonstrated leadership skills using strategic thinking, operational excellence, communication, and networking to drive results.

· A history of creating strong relationships globally with partners and key customers to develop and execute regulatory plans in support of mutual goals and objectives.

· Broad working knowledge of major global pesticide laws and registration requirements, with primary emphasis on US, Brazil and EU. Understanding established and emerging regulation in the Asia-Pacific region is desirable.

Success Attributes

· Drives for Results.  Is bottom-line oriented and has the ability to push self and others for results

· Understands Others. Has a sense of the values and motivational needs of groups and can anticipate reactions across different situations.

· Stands Alone.  Can be counted on when times are tough to take carefully considered positions outside of mainstream thinking, when necessary

· Learns on the Fly.  Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks, is a relentless and versatile learner.

· Deals with Ambiguity. Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty, can decide and act without having a total picture

· Political Savvy. Can maneuver through complex political situations, sensitive to how people and organizations function

· Communication. Can get messages across clearly and succinctly that have the desired effect.

If not for you maybe you know someone? Please tell a friend!

“All inquiries are always 100% in confidence”

Thinking of making a career move? Relocating? Or testing just the Market?

If interested please send your resume in word doc format. All 100% in confidence!

Darin Miller

Executive Recruiter

Miller Ag

Darin@millerag.com

530-409-3162

www.millerag.com

 

Jul
15

Ag Chemical Product Development Manager

PhD in weed science, entomology, plant pathology or related biological sciences

We seek only US based candidates for these roles.

  • Minimum 5 + years’ experience in Ag Chemical Product Development.
  • Additional relevant experience in a discipline beyond product development such as: technical service, regulatory, marketing, business development.
  • PhD in weed science, entomology or plant pathology
  • In depth knowledge of how product development interacts with marketing, regulatory, formulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in having developed several new crop protection products : herbicides , insecticides , fungicides.
  • Product development experience in a broad area of crops and geographies (prefer global in scope).
  • Expert protocol development and factorial design.
  • Data summarization, statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence skills
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Analytically strong with great attention to details.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions in a changing and challenging environment
  • Strong decision-making and judgment skills
  • Ability to thrive and effectively operate in a highly dynamic and informal environment
  • Budget management

Jul
12

Agri-Chemicals Formulation Chemist

JOB Summary: Reporting to the Head of Global Product Development, this critical position enables the execution of growth strategy. In this position, the formulation chemist will develop and evaluate new end-use products according to market and customer needs, using specialized formulation technology and processes. The formulation chemist will work closely with other members of the formulations team supporting Global Product Development initiatives.

The formulation chemist will also conduct specialized physiochemical testing on candidate formulations and competitive products to determine how well formulations will perform under actual use conditions, conduct or outsource required regulatory studies, assist in manufacturing scale up and production, and trouble-shoot field performance problems. Formulation chemists also ensure that intellectual property is developed and freedom to operate is ensured for new formulations.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required; a Master’s of Science or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or materials science preferred. An advanced degree is not required for individuals with adequate experience. Knowledge of agricultural formulations, their use, physical testing requirements and new technologies amounting to at least 5 year’s experience in the development of agricultural formulations is essential to perform this job.

Experience with successfully developing new formulations and products are necessary, and a working knowledge of global regulatory requirements and protocols for physical testing of new formulations is a plus. Must have a working knowledge in formulation and analytical chemistry equipment and its use, as well as a basic knowledge of analytical chemistry. This position requires a Working knowledge of patent processes and intellectual property management. Fluency in English (verbal and written) is essential for this position, and knowledge of a second language, such as Spanish or Portuguese is beneficial.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

60% Develop and evaluate new formulations for global proprietary product portfolio, focusing on product differentiation and added value attributes. Develop new intellectual property and ensure freedom to operate for new and existing products.

10% Conduct physical and chemical evaluations of candidate formulations and competitive products to address global needs. Conduct or outsource regulatory studies related to formulations according to Global Regulatory guidelines and needs.

10% Prepare samples for global field trials and provide needed information on sample handling and use.

10% Maintain and develop knowledge of competitive products and novel technologies. Utilize to identify and develop novel products portfolio. Reverse engineer competitor products where appropriate. Build relationships with University/research institutes and industrial provides with formulation expertise

5% Project Management – ensure that design goals for new formulation projects, and project plans are prepared, documented aligned with stakeholder needs for formulation activities. Coordinate work on specific projects at other, or external laboratories where appropriate, utilize and maintain databases for assigned projects.

5% Provide technical support to various stakeholders, support manufacturing scale up, cost reduction efforts and production. Work closely on product development teams with Global Product Development and Marketing Managers, Field Researchers, Supply Chain and Manufacturing staff, Registration Managers, Patent Attorneys and other formulation chemists within the firms network.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Change Management – Understands and recognizes the need for change; responds positively to new situations, obstacles and opportunities. Takes responsibility for inspiring, leading and executing change in an effective way.

Communication – Speaks, writes, listens and presents information in a logical and articulate manner, appropriate for the audience; ensures that information is shared and understood.

Creativity – Seeks out and implements novel solutions that improve processes, systems, products, or services.

Customer Focus – Strives to understand and fulfill the needs and expectations of internal and/or external customers.

Individual Development – Is self motivated, has energy and drive, is self-aware, deals with challenges and takes ownership of continuous individual development

Results Orientation – Holds self and/or others accountable for accomplishing work commitments and deliverables; understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them; Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others.

TRAVEL: Less than 10% of the time; international travel may be required

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Search Firm in the US.
Our client’s pay all fees, relocations costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
If interested in any of these or other positions with Miller Ag please send us your resume in confidence!
See
www.millerag.com
If these don’t fit your needs please tell friend!
Also request us on
www.linkedin.com for future reference!
Send resumes in confidence to:
Nick George nick@millerag.com

Jul
11

Agri Chemicals Plant Manager of Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Description
The Manager of Quality Assurance will lead the QC labs at 2 plants by ensuring adequate staffing, qualification, training and equipment to fulfill the legal requirements and those defined by processes and guidelines for quality management and EHS.

The successful candidate will ensure safe and reliable operations while striving for cost and efficiency optimization while developing relevant quality guidelines, procedures and processes as required and keep those updated and conforming with the respective requirements.

The candidate will proactively collaborate with the global quality community,  manufacturing, regulatory, R&D and supply chain communities in all quality relevant matters and identify and implement best practices in collaboration with the global QA community.

Description:
- Lead the QC labs  to fulfill the respective tasks in a safe, reliable and efficient manner and within the approved budget.
- Ensure compliance of corresponding results with legal and requirements by ensuring adequate staffing and an adequate qualification / training status of the incumbent and all team members at all times.
- Keep the quality management system (processes, procedures, guidelines etc.) up to date and in accordance with legal / requirements and ensure proper documentation.
- Keep equipment at state of the art and identify / provide training (technical and scientific) to ensure qualified and appropriate handling of all activities.
- Proactively collaborate with the global quality community,  manufacturing, regulatory, R&D and supply chain communities in all quality relevant matters to avoid customer complaints and ensure on time and in spec manufacturing at our sites and assigned third party companies (e.g. toll manufacturing).
- Actively participate in future development and improvement projects and proactively support the identification and implementation of best practices in strong collaboration within the global quality community .
- Implementation and follow up of improvements / recommendations from audits, visit reports etc. for EHS, quality and administrative topics.
- Strive for continuous improvements by review and interpretation of data, reviewing of literature, new technologies, and exchange within the team, the regional and global quality community.

Required:
- PhD degree in Analytical or Organic Chemistry – OR – MS degree in Chemistry with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of broad-based analytical knowledge and experience.
- Supervisory experience, providing adequate supervision, guidance and training..
- Experience in effective quality management systems.
- Hands-on experience maintaining and troubleshooting sophisticated analytical instrumentation.
- Analytical thinking and planning skills.
- Communication skills, capable of convincing and persuading others.
- Able and willing to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred:
- Chromatography (HPLC-UV, HPLC-MS, GC), spectroscopy and wet chemical techniques.
- Proactive collaboration within and outside respective manufacturing sites.

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