Technical Leader – Crop Protection – Filled

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AVANT Group, LLC is working with a North American Company in seeking a talented person to join their North American Crop Protection team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This company offers a broad range of adjuvants, surfactants, emulsifiers, dispersants, and solvents that improve the performance of herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides and also have applicability for fertilizer, seed, soil conditioning, turf & ornamental and related end uses.
Technical Leader responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical guidance as well as marketable formulation and application solutions contributing to sales growth at existing and new customers.
  • Develop and champion to completion technical projects identified as having high potential for commercial success.  
  • Design, supervise, and conduct laboratory projects, presenting results to internal and external audiences.
  • Understand and anticipate customer needs and market trends to identify new business opportunities. 
  • Foster and maintain relationships with external customers and the market through customer visits with sales and business management personnel. This includes participation in trade organizations and conferences.
  • Develop and support value propositions for product offerings.
  • Participate in strategy development.
  • Serve as the key technical liaison for business management, sales, and other technical staff in support of NA Crop Protection market strategies and needs.
  • Coordinate efforts with Our company’s Global Crop Technical Competency Center in Germany.
  • Mentor technical colleagues.

This company offers a competitive salary and bonus structure. Relocation assistance is available. Also available: tuition reimbursement, matching donation program, retirement package options, as well as full insurance package.

Position Requirements: 

  • 5 – 7+ years experience required
  • A team oriented, highly motivated self-starter with minimum 5-8 years formulation experience in the crop protection and tank mix markets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and key technologies.  Basic understanding of surfactants and related chemistries.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemistry, Plant Physiology, or related discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Includes report preparation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to use strong listening, analytical, and problem solving skills to identify, develop, and explain solutions to customer needs.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs.  SAP experience a plus.
  • Travel requirements are expected to be in the range of 15 – 35%; majority

Competitive salary and bonus are dependent on experience.

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