Director of Ag Sciences Efate, Metabolism and Residue studies Group

Company Name:
Miller Ag
Director of Ag Sciences Efate, Metabolism and Residue studies Group

The position oversees all Agricultural Sciences operations including eFate, Metabolism and Residue studies. The incumbent will have experience in conducting these and other relevant studies in support of N. American, European and Japanese regulatory submissions as well as the assessment and registration of other chemical products.
BS, MS required with a PhD or equivalent strongly preferred in an appropriate scientific area. Will consider a BS with an MBA with relevant operational experience.
10+ years in an appropriate technical environment and 5+ years in a supervisory/group management position with a total of 15+ years of experience.
Proactive decision maker with evidence of technical expertise combined with operations and business management experience
Demonstrated supervisory experience
Demonstrated ability in resource management/allocation/priority setting
Maintain knowledge of and enforce compliance with pertinent regulations
Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to design and manage operations
Demonstrated ability to oversee operational and financial concerns; Manage budgets and P&Ls, forecast revenues and capacity and manage operating costs
Evaluates the value (execution and market need) of technical service offerings and adjusts/realigns capacity to meet company goals
Oversees the development and/or acquisition/integration of technical service offerings
Establish and execute departmental procedural and technical training programs
Oversee employee performance reviews and generate recommendations for employee hiring/promotions/terminations
Establish operational performance goals for the technical operations staff
Support and collaborate with QA to coordinate responses to client and regulatory audits
Maintain and train sufficient staff to execute contracted work while simultaneously controlling departmental expenses
Ensures that department work flow is optimized
Provides, justifies, and acts upon initiatives to generate new service capabilities
Will assist in new business generation, client relationship cultivation, or client relationship expansion by visiting new or existing clients.
Will present at conferences, scientific meetings and at universities
Justifies, authors and/or approves appropriation requests for new equipment
Maintains and enforces strict adherence to client confidentiality issues
Establishes departmental standards for quality (technical and regulatory) and safety and enforces them through SOPs, policies, training, and interactions with personnel
Operates independently, with minimal guidance on day to day decisions
Determines operating processes for delivering work product
Responsible for allocating resources across the site for any business need
Sets goals for subordinates
Demonstrated supervisory experience, 5+ years
Ability to lead through example and policy
Establish and enforce company wide policies
Maintain a high profile within the department
Maintain high moral and ethical standards
Demonstrated skill in problem solving, root-cause analysis, project impact determination (for anomalous or unexpected results) and/or conducting investigations
Demonstrated skill at cost accounting, budgeting, P&L management and capital acquisition management
Oversee the review of QAU audits; Participate in company continual improvement processes (CAPA, QIP) as required
Ensure the proper flow of communication between Business Development, Business Management and Operations units

Miller Ag is a leading Agricultural Executive Search Firm in the US.
Our client's pay all fees, relocations costs if needed and offer an excellent corporate benefits package.
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