Head of Crop Protection Environmental Safety

Flexible Location
There is a competitive benefits package on offer for this senior role
18 Sep 2019
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. The clear aims of the company are to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. These technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. 

We are looking for an experienced people manager to lead and inspire a large talented Environmental Safety Platform of scientists within the Crop Protection group in Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME).  The role is based at their international research and development site in Berkshire

In order to support product registrations in the EAME Region, you will ensure the provision of technical data, regulatory dossier & project inputs and expertise across a broad area of ecoscience, environmental fate science and environmental risk assessment. You will work closely with colleagues to identify, develop and procure internal & external capability in the Environmental Safety Platform with a focus on delivering the EAME work programme. You will have the ability to manage a high and complex workload collaborating with diverse business partners to prioritise and deliver in line with the business strategy. You will drive the development of science strategies and technology foresight for emerging environmental safety science areas in EAME. 

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of ecoscience, fate science and/or environmental risk assessment and an ability to work effectively with regulatory and business stakeholders to support the product range. You will manage annual budgets, capability development and resource allocation, internally and with external partners.

  • To operate at this level, you will most likely to be technically trained to degree level or higher, or equivalent, in a scientific discipline relevant to Environmental Safety assessment and or Regulatory Affairs and have at least 10 years relevant experience.  
  • Have a broad knowledge of techno-regulatory environment for chemicals including experience working with Government authorities, academia and key influencers and capable of high-level techno-regulatory judgement
  • Proven track record of effective leadership of a large group including senior technical staff and/or leaders, with substantial levels of responsibility for resources and independent decision making for business-critical issues
  • Requires exposure to and knowledge of ecoscience, fate science or environmental risk assessment associated with commercial products in order to interact with internal and external stakeholders to support the company’s active ingredients and products.

There is a competitive benefits package on offer for this senior role.

For a confidential discussion about the role or to request a comprehensive job description please call Brian Hutchison of Hunter Chase Consultants on 07765 222625 or email your CV with a covering letter to brian@hunterchaseconsultants.co.uk

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