Position Summary: This position is responsible for technical leadership for technical development of new products, technical support for the current portfolio, and training of sales representatives.
Verdesian Life Sciences has an exciting pipeline of new technologies that need field data generated with contract research organizations. The TDM will lead the writing of protocols and working with peers to generate data while also networking across functions to assure excellent product launch. The TDM is accountable for technical support of the Verdesian nutritional and plant health product line to the Verdesian Sales Reps and customers. The TDM also assumes responsibility for technical elements of marketing and regulatory documents (labels, product use direction, training materials, recommendations, field trials, and technical positioning of VLSCI products) for territory or product line. The TDM is responsible for ensuring that Marketing, Sales, and Product Development are in alignment for the area in which they support. Effective interaction with marketing, manufacturing, sales, business development and regulatory is critical.
Facilitate the field development of new technologies for enhanced nutrient use efficiency within assigned territory and with excellent project management skills.
Responsible for field trial facilitation (CROs) and corresponding data generation
Oversee the technical strategy and feasibility for products and new technologies within assigned territory. Be a core member of a product development team
Identify, inspect and liaise with 3rd-party research firms (CROs) and plan, visit, analyze, and summarize data for advancement decisions and/or commercial use
Business-to-business technical leadership in interactions with Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Regulatory, Manufacturing and Channel Partners.
Technical training and direction for technical sales representatives and channel partners
Technical liaison between the sales team, customers and business development opportunities
Identification, prioritization, and pursuit of new technologies through industry networking
Technical leadership in managing alleged product non-performance claims
Travel 2-3 nights per week (average) using a company vehicle or air travel to achieve these responsibilities
Other duties not listed above may be assigned by immediate supervisor
Experience managing the technical aspects of product development projects for crop inputs
Experience planning, facilitating or summarizing agronomic field trials
Experience in technical support for differentiated products in a competitive market
Strong interpersonal and customer relation skills, but also an innovative and creative thinker
Strong ability to work well with others to achieve objectives, but Independent and comfortable working from a remote office at their home
High level of proficiency for analyzing and summarizing data (i.e. Excel, ARM, etc.)
Achieves Results: Self-starter, self-disciplined, detailed and organized. Identifies and resolves problem in a timely manner. Prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently
Adaptability & Change Management: Effectively deals with and handles change and uncertainty. Adapts easily and quickly to a changing environment without losing effectiveness. Resilient
Personal Development: Listens well and is aware of personal strengths and weaknesses and takes continuous action to improve personal capabilities
Uncompromising ethics; Passionate for excellence; Unaccepting of mediocrity; Efficient with time
Minimum experience of 7 years in technical development, technical service or agronomist role
Minimum education: MS in Soil Science, Plant Physio., Agronomy, or related (Ph.D. preferred)
On average, 40-60% domestic travel (some weeks zero travel, some weeks 5 days)
Work location is preferred in one of the following states: IA, IL, MN, WI, KS, but other states will be considered for strong candidates - Individual will work out of their home office
Individual will work out of their home office
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About Verdesian Life Sciences U.S., LLC
At Verdesian Life Sciences, we live and breathe by one goal: to enable a sustainable future for farmers through nutrient use efficiency (NUE™). We do this by developing products and technologies that help farmers grow more with less. Our NUE solutions help your plants reach their full potential, sustainably.
We Are The Nutrient Use Efficiency People.
We enable a more sustainable, profitable future for farmers through nutrient use efficiency. We firmly believe that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive, and our NUE technologies are designed to protect the environment while helping farmers outdo what they’ve always done.
Everything we do at Verdesian has the best, long-term interest of the grower in mind. Our portfolio of products and technologies enhance nutrient uptake, reduce nutrient losses to the environment and improve yield potential.
We are committed to helping farmers maintain and improve water quality and soil health, and are adamant in our belief that we can do this together. Sustainability is a global movement, but big changes start with small actions. One practice, one tool or one new agronomic opportunity can improve nutrient efficiency, increase yield and dial up profits.