Global Specialty Solutions Product Development Manager, Insecticides
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The Product Development Manager, Insecticides oversees the Global Specialty Solutions projects and product development activities for insecticides 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.
• Leads product development program designed to meet business objectives for insecticides (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 insecticides 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.
PhD in entomology or technical field related to pest control 5+ years of experience; MS in entomology considered with 7-8+ years experience
- PhD with 5 years experience in Product Development of non-agricultural insect control products
- 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
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.