Director of Development & Technical Support
Director of Development & Technical SupportNutrient Technologies has an opening for a Director of Development & Technical Support. This position, located in California, reports directly to the President. Director of Sales and Marketing works in conjunction with Territory Sales Managers to create demand and service the needs of customers across multiple segments.Supervises all research and development activities in accordance with the goals and objectives set by the President. Organizes and implements field, greenhouse, and laboratory research. Research activities will be conducted with Nutrient Technologies proprietary and other industry standard and experimental products. Data management, technical service, demonstration of new products, and training seminars to Nutrient Technologies and industry staff.? Plans, implements and monitors R & D activities.? Must primarily perform office and field work directly related to management policies or general business & research operations.?Duties & Responsibilities:?Develop and provide consultative agronomic and product education and training to customers across multiple segments.Serve as primary agronomic resource to the Territory Sales Managers to resolve difficult customer concerns.?Be the primary contact/liaison with the development and technical group with our sister company in France.You will be responsible for evaluating all plant nutrition technologies available within the group for potential application in US. Crop markets.Provide timely agronomic information to the field sales team to support the sales effort.?Lead in resolving customer service calls involving product performance and/or agronomic issues.Develop and execute short and long term business development plans.Develops protocols for product testing.? This includes all greenhouse, field screenings, plots, commercial use, and cooperative testing within assigned area.Monitors trials; documents result with film, digital picture, video, notes, etc.Collects, compiles analyzes, and compares the data from trials.Preparation of formal data summaries/reports to be provided to appropriate personnel in support for the editing of use labels, technical sheets, technical bulletins, and other information related to the products.Communicates results of testing/development to appropriate departments, vendors, academia, customers and others as necessary.? This includes oral presentation at sales, training, supplier, field day, and other professional meetings.Negotiates agreed upon funds and monitors and controls budget.Attends trade shows and meetings to assist with booth.Provides input related to R&D activitiesUtilizes voice mail, phone/fax and face-to-face meetings with Region, Division and Corporate staff to maintain good communication.Pursues training and education in areas pertaining to responsibilities.Other work-related duties as assigned by the president.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:? To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.? Demonstrated ability to: Build/maintain strong relationships with customers, key industry/market influencers, and teammates. Work effectively within a team environment. Lead and influence projects and coach individuals in accomplishing defined objectives/goals. Understand the needs and values of partners and customers and develop solutions to satisfy/retain. Get results by taking initiative, overcoming obstacles & finding creative solutions. Work independently with minimum supervision and operate within budget. Work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.Overnight travel (up to 50%+) including foreign travel to France or International Technical Conferences maybe required. Ability to travel extensively through the territory as the role supports. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.?EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:??Master of Science or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or related field or 3 years R&D experience in the agricultural or related industry and an understanding of formal research disciplines.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Excellent presentation skillsGood organization skills.Data analysis skills.Excellent Microsoft office skillsExcellent knowledge of scientific processes.Working knowledge of word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, data management and or statistical software.Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and restraints.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:??The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.?While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, climb, walk, lift, or balance. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds and frequently lift or move 50 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT:? The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.?While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.? The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (weather), fumes or airborne particles.Apply for this job.