• Product Development Manager, Herbicides and Fungicides

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-8324
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    5+
    Category
    Research & Development
    Level
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    20%
    Int'l Travel required
    Yes
    % Int'l Travel
    5
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    Yes
    Works with Chemicals
    No
    Lifting required
    No
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.

     

    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.

     

    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

    Overview

    The Product Development Manager, Herbicides and Fungicides oversees the Global Specialty Solutions projects and product development activities for herbicides and fungicides globally. This position works closely with Marketing, Sales, Regulatory, Formulations, other PDM’s, Key Account Managers, Key Customers, and Global Development to apply broad product development knowledge, implement project plans and prioritize product development investments for existing and new products. Reports to the Director, Product Development and Regulatory Affairs. 

    Responsibilities

    • Leads product development program designed to meet business objectives for herbicides and fungicides for the golf, turf and ornamental, consumer, and greenhouse/nursery markets (generally 5-10 projects annually) with FMC internal resources, external research cooperators, and collaborators.
    • Ensures technical information meets the highest scientific standards, and provides quality technical results, data interpretation and summarization to support and reinforce product positioning and business recommendations developed from these results.
    • Works with external researchers and collaborators to ensure testing is managed appropriately and is cost effective, with timely logging and entry of appropriate data into the global field trial database
    • Oversees the development and tracking of integrated project plans.
    • Establishes and maintains project communications, oversees project estimations and the development of project deliverables, and establishes and maintains processes to manage scope throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Identifies and leads resolution of project issues.
    • Sets project quality and performance standards, and manages risk over the project lifecycle.
    • Maintains project tracking and information systems.
    • Serves as project contact for the business.
    • Works with project teams to ensure maximum performance.
    • Provides direction to meet goals, and clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria.
    • Ensures key project roles and responsibilities are defined.
    • Ensures the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects.
    • Ensures a positive, collaborative work environment for the team.
    • Serves as the resident expert for herbicides and fungicides and provides product development and technical understanding among GSS personnel.
    • Collaborates within GSS and network with colleagues in the broader FMC organization to optimize technical solutions and maximize the value to FMC.
    • Works with third party and Global Development personnel to draft protocols and manage data findings, develop and implement project related field studies.
    • Identifies new development/commercial opportunities and make recommendations necessary to promote decisions that benefit the business.
    • Develops external technical credibility as demonstrated through publications and presenting at scientific meetings or trade organizations.

    Required Education

    PhD in weed science, plant pathology or related technical field with 5 years experience in Product Development of herbicide and/or fungicide products in turf and/or ornamentals; MS considered with 7-8+ years experience

    Qualifications

    • Expert in protocol development and design, data summarization, and statistical analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in project management
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence for positive outcomes
    • Analytically strong with attention to detail
    • Ability to deliver solutions in a changing and challenging environment
    • Demonstrated decision-making and judgment
    • Ability to thrive and effectively operate in a highly dynamic and informal environment
    • Ability to travel >20% of time

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 

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