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May
02

Director of Ag Sciences 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
• 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
• 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

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Executive Search Firm in the US.
Our client’s pay all fees, relocations costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
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Darin Miller: darin@millerag.com
530-295-9450

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