Lead Scientist – Seed Company

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Lead Scientist – Seed Company

?Job Description???***LEAD SCIENTIST – RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)******FAST GROWING CO. -? CAREER OPPORTUNITY******AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY – AGRONOMY, SEED******Greater Morgan Hill Area***?The primary purpose of this role is to provide general leadership in the development of new seed technologies and has specific responsibilities in developing new/ improved priming, seed disinfection, nutrient absorption, seed pelleting, pesticide film coating in Sugar Beet and in Horticulture and will identify methods to enhance seed performance. The role requires that the job holder utilises their significant experience of working in the seed treatment arena with knowledge of plant and seed physiology and creatively applying this expertise to the development of new products and services in order to enable the business to remain at the forefront of technology in the market.??The job holder is aware of the commercial needs of the business and protects the business intellectual property.?Leads groups tasked with generating information and data that will support Sales and Marketing initiatives with customers. The job holder is also aware of current commercial products and works with Operations to maintain (and where possible improve) the quality of these and to support the introduction of new products and processes.Identify, initiate and lead research and development of new seed treatments and enabling technologies for the improvement of germination, vigour of seeds, and plant growth on both sugar beet and horticultural species.?2 – 5 Direct ReportsTo fully utilize company systems such as PMO to accurately record all results, provide detailed statistical analysis of relevant information, track project delivery times and to provide interpretation of results to senior management.Allocates teams tasks and project activities as agreed and assigns tasks to meet local strategic and tactical goals.Responsible for leading, developing and managing team of specialistsConduct statistical analysis on study results to identify patterns and trends.Write clear and concise reports to enable the presentation of findings and conclusions, as well as proposed next steps.Communicate and transfer technical knowledge to manufacturing team and product specifications /usage guidelines to the commercial team to allow large scale application and launch of new technologiesWork closely with operations to periodically review manufacturing processes. Ensure that maximum efficiencies are being achieved through all processes, and to successfully introduce new processes.Allocate and manage specific ad hoc projects within specified timescales within the NA R&D group.To build effective internal and external relationships, industrial, academic and commercial, and to ensure a clear understanding of customer needs and business priorities.To maintain the effective completion and analysis of all NPD seed field trials.Build new project proposals for consideration that meet the needs of customers through collaboration with technical and commercial colleagues.?Requirements* Bachelor's Degree – Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Horticulture, Ag or related.?* Agriculture, seed treatment, food, plant pathology,?agronomy experience a plus in a manufacturing / laboratory environment.*?Minimum of 5 years of direct supervision of scientists and?technical?staff in a laboratory / production environment*?Excellent people skills and ability to manage and lead in a laboratory or production setting.*?Manages?functions of?specialists across?business.?* Ultimate?responsibility for?defining structure and needs of given?area(s).?* Strategic?action?planning to ensure?future skills gaps?are addressed.Base Salary: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00 /Year?Job Type: Research, Science, ManagementEducation: 4 Year Degree (Advanced Degree a Plus)Experience: At least 5 year(s)Industry: Agriculture, Biotechnology, FoodRequired Travel: Not Specified?

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