Technical Development Manager Agronomy

Full-time, Ethylene&SulfurDeriv_Chelates/Micronutri

North Holland, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 31 Jan 2019

Responsibility

As a Technical Development Manager Agronomy for our business Chelates & Micronutrients it’s your responsibility to technically support the Micronutrients product line on a world-wide basis. Your challenge is to maintain our leadership position through customer recognition, based on (your) best market knowledge, new product launches and agronomic practices. Are you ready?

Responsibility:
• Provide necessary level of technical information to the Sales & Marketing organization, Agents and Distributors;
• Responsible for execution of trials according the agreed contract, including budget control;
• Advice customers with technical arguments on their product choice
• As the “agronomic expert” present opportunities and convince others
• As a “technical product expert”, responsible for evaluating market intelligence to propose developable business and product concepts and help customers with their product choice
• Deliver training to customers on the use and application of the products and equipment
• Liaise with authorities in order to maintain and obtain registrations of products  or “simply” comply with legal requirements;
• Maintain, update and prepare product documents such as Produce data leaflets
• Ensure the availability of adequate competitive product and market information and keep an easy accessible data-base.
• Support new product introduction by screening product features, conducting feasibility studies, identifying product benefits and recommend product concepts for commercialization.

Vacancy data
Closing date
31 Jan 2019
Vacancy number
180005IU
Organization
Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
State/Region/Province
North Holland
Site
Amsterdam
Business unit
Ethylene&SulfurDeriv_Chelates/Micronutri
Job characteristics
Job family
Sales
Hierarchy level
Professional/Experienced/Specialist
Full time/part time
Full-time
Contract type
Permanent

Job Requirements

Job requirements
• Master degree in Agronomy or related field and several years related product management experience of agricultural chemical products or preferably micronutrients and/or fertilizers;
• A strong understanding of end use and customer needs will be much preferred;
• Exposure to market research and analysis, including data research and long-term and short-range planning; Ability to analyse and evaluate complex issues, prepare and present reports and conduct market research;
• Proven strong skill of planning and analytical techniques
• Strong communication skills verbal, interpersonal and written as well as in giving presentation to large groups;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a team in a cross functional environment;
• Fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage
• The Micronutrients team is operating on a worldwide level with headquarters in Amsterdam Willing to travel extensively
 
What can Nouryon offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. Our employment package comprises a competitive salary, 44 vacation days and an attractive bonus scheme. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
 
Application details
For further information, please contact Inge Vernooij-Klijberg, Talent Resourcing Partner, inge.vernooy@akzonobel.com  Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the bottom of this page and apply. A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
 
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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