Product Development and Technical Services Manager - Herbicides

Cleveland, Ohio
Competitive salary with excellent benefits
Jan 19, 2022
Mar 20, 2022
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IBA is seeking a Herbicide Development and Technical Services Manager, based in Northeast Ohio, to oversee all aspects of field development for ISK’s herbicide portfolio in the United States and Canada.

Description of duties:

The primary responsibilities of the Herbicide Development and Technical Services Manager are to:

Manage all aspects of the herbicide field development program while developing and communicating competitive positioning for each active ingredient across all markets.

Prioritize and define herbicide development needs for new active ingredients and branded products.

Utilize general knowledge of North American agriculture to identify and develop new market opportunities for existing products.

Create single and multi-year plans and budgets for all herbicide development projects.

Communicate with colleagues in Japan and Latin America to review project plans and protocols, providing support as required.

Become the technical expert for ISK’s herbicide portfolio, working with the marketing, distribution and technical expertise within ISK partner companies to assure common understanding of product performance and positioning in the market.

Cooperate in the planning and execution of field trials for product visibility.

Share technical expertise with the grower customers and distributors for ISK partner companies on an as needed basis.

Establish and maintain relationships with a large number of cooperators at contract research organizations as well as with university and government scientists.

Obtain field trial reports and prepare summaries tailored to audience suitable for; Regulatory submissions, Marketing and ISK Management to guide business decisions.

Write label directions and provide guidance on suitable restrictions for new uses on pesticide labels.

Represent IBA at professional meetings (e.g. WSSA, NAICC, IR4 Minor Use, and PMC Minor Use) and on relevant professional committees.

Act as GLP study director if required.


Ph.D. in Weed Science/Plant Ecology or a related field; Candidates with a Master’s degree will be considered with at least 3 years of relevant experience

Proficient in Microsoft Office, with frequent use of PowerPoint and Excel.

Possess additional computer skills related to the organization and analysis of data, familiarity with ARM software a plus.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate scientific information and influence diverse audiences through written and verbal presentations

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, in different geographies and time-zones through collaboration with contract field research & nbsp

Capability to work independently

A team player capable of contributing in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment as required in order to guide business decisions

Ability and willingness to travel, including international

Ability to speak and/or comprehend Spanish is a plus

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States

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