Sr. R&D Manager, Agricultural Solutions
Company: Stepan Company
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Description Stepan is seeking a Senior R&D Manager to
join our Agriculture Solutions team at the Stepan Agricultural
Innovation Center in Winder, Georgia, 25 miles west of Athens. In
this role, you will report to the Technical Director for
Agricultural, Construction & Industrial Solutions. Some travel is
expected within the United States and possibly international,
approximately 15-20% The Innovation Center R&D Manager will be
responsible for product development and research at the Innovation
Center and in coordination with global counterparts. The ideal
candidate will be able to address customer needs, anticipate and
plan for market changes, coordinate customer visits and tours of
the facility, and work with the staff research biology team to
further greenhouse research and field trial programs. Key
--- Lead development of Sustainable products for Agriculture
including formulations for crop protection. Structure research
programs to evaluate product-function relationships.
--- Identify new technologies and establish future research in
areas such as plant health, soil health, biodiversity, precision
Agriculture and related topics.
--- Identify and partner with external organizations (Universities,
Co-Operatives, Trade Organizations, etc) to expand Stepan's
knowledgebase and network within the Ag industry.
--- Establish customer training programs and facility tour agendas
for various interest and expertise levels.
--- Represent Stepan in customer meetings, trade associations and
conferences. Be an advocate for the Innovation Center & Greenhouse
to customers, colleagues and external parties.
--- Develop the team towards expanded research capabilities and
expertise; statistics, data science, experimental design, and
related disciplines are of interest.
--- Mentor future leaders, identify and conduct professional
development opportunities for the team.
Qualifications --- Agricultural research and industry experience;
proficiency with field trials, greenhouse management and biological
testing programs are highly valued.
--- Knowledge of regulatory requirements for Agricultural
ingredients, particularly FIFRA and pre- & post-harvest contact
--- Must be safety focused with both technical and chemical
--- Excellent organization, documentation, communication, and
interpersonal skills are a must. Outstanding leadership, team
building skills and a strong work ethic are also very
--- Must be able to coordinate with business leadership and manage
changing priorities and multiple projects.
Education --- B.S or M.S. degree with 15+ years of relevant
experience or PhD degree with 10+ years of experience in
agriculture, agronomy, biology or related field. #LI-NK1
Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of
basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers,
as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household,
and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos,
and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global
manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong
record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career
opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals
at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving
our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team
members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment. We
celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a
diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age,
veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable
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