Global Development Manager - Turf %26 Ornamentals - Research Triangle Park, NC
October 4, 2020
Global Development Manager - Turf & Ornamentals - Research Triangle Park, NC-2002273 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Global Development Manager - Turf & Ornamentals (2002273) - Research Triangle Park, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking an enthusiastic team player as a Global Development Manager for Turf and Ornamentals in the BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions Business (APM/N) at BASF's research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary program focused on the development of innovative technologies to control key insect pests, plant pathogens, and weeds in turf and ornamentals.
Specifically the incumbent will serve as a key member of the global team for development of turf and ornamental products, plan and track budgets, drive planning and coordination of lab and field studies, and effectively communicate results of development activities. In addition, evaluating and providing input on new technologies, implementing IP strategies, and transferring know-how on new products to internal and external customers will also be key responsibilities of this position.
Formula for Success: You Will...
PhD or MS degree with 5 years of relevant experience in the field of plant pathology, agronomy, weed science or related
Previous experience in development of products for the turf and ornamentals market
Proficient in experimental design, development, and data analysis
Proven track record of developing practical innovative technologies
Excellent interpersonal, management, and organizational skills
Self-starter, confident communicator with strong leadership and team skills
Must have solid written, verbal, and presentations skills
Must be able to effectively use MS-Word, -Excel, -Powerpoint
Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally at least 15% of the time Actively participates in the Turf and Ornamentals Global Segment Team, representing development and formulation functions
Defines key responsibilities and deliverables for development and formulation team members on key projects
Fosters a close working relationship with BASF internal stakeholders (APM, APR, APD, Regional Strategic Marketing, and APM/N) to efficiently manage development activities
Evaluates and provides input on new technologies
Closely interacts with Marketing, Regulatory, and Operations
Implements IP strategy (with Marketing)
Plans budget / goal setting for development activities
Ensures that projects meet deliverables (timelines, product performance)
Drives planning and coordination of lab and field studies
Compiles and summarizes data from lab and field studies
Reports results of studies on assigned projects (internal / external)
Provides technical download / training on new products to support product launches
Represents BASF at professional society meetings
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BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.