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Technical Support & Development Manager - Washington

Company: AgroFresh
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., an AgroSciences company offering an innovative portfolio of products and services that enhance and extend the freshness, quality, and value of fresh produce worldwide, is seeking a technical support and development manager to join its growing team in the Pacific North West, USA. AgroFresh is the industry leader in the post-harvest specialty crop sector and provides solutions that deliver meaningful improvements to the safety and quality of our food. This position is ideally suited to individuals who are motivated to find novel and innovative solutions for the fresh produce industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible to identify customer's needs and to bring innovative solutions to them using our current portfolio. They will also be working closely with our commercial, R&D and marketing teams. We are seeking someone who is excited by a close interaction at the customer level, act as the interface between sales, marketing, R&D, and operation teams. The successful candidate will also need to work independently to drive projects to completion and partner with technical team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds. The candidate should have demonstrated agility of leading small teams, working independently, and interacting with customers and industry partners to achieve project goals.

Core Responsibilities:

* Understand and follow appropriate EH&S standards, policies, and procedures applicable to their job. Lead by example in the area of safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits that comply with company ethics standards. * Maintain optimal technical relationship with key accounts. Liaise for all technical related projects and services with key accounts in PNW region. * Act as the interface between sales, marketing, R&D, and operations. * Be the point person for product, technologies and application knowledge support for key customers and lead key development projects for PNW market. * Provide technical support to PNW market, to help meet the sales and marketing strategy and budget as laid out by business lead. * Deliver technical lectures in industry conferences and seminars to support sales/marketing activities. * To explore/identify new customer and market needs and opportunities for PNW market. * Technical evaluation and study of competitive products from the technical perspective to support sales and marketing team. * Develop relationships with key stakeholders and establish network in the industry along the value chain. * Conduct research on assigned projects using working knowledge of scientific principles, theory, and experimental design. * Generate sound research data, interpretation of results and data handling. * Keep current with developments in relevant area of technology. Serves as an information resource for the team and stakeholders. * Communicate and appropriately document work in the form of internal reports/presentations. * Serve on multi-disciplinary project teams to collaborate, provide technical input, and deliver results aligned with team deliverables. * Actively participate and contribute inputs/initiatives to our global R&D team for new and innovative projects that support market development and develop new solutions for emerging application and market. * Proven experience leading and supervising small work teams.

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelors Degree in relevant fields. * 10+ years experience working in relevant AgroSciences and/or Agriculture * Strong data management skills * Ability to travel by car to visit customer locations * Strong personal leadership with initiatives and commitment to follow-through and execute. * Aptitude in critical thinking, creativity, hands-on, and attention to details. * Great interpersonal skills by being open-minded and collaborative team player. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Effective in MS Office uses and basic math calculations.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Masters Degree or higher in related fields such chemistry, material science, engineering, agriculture or food science. * Knowledge and experience in fruits, vegetables, or flowers industries. * Knowledge and experience in formulation and delivery science and technology.

Keywords: AgroFresh, Everett , Technical Support & Development Manager - Washington, Other , Wenatchee, Washington

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