Formulation Manager – Agrochemicals (The position has been filled)
New Zealand
Full Time
  • Want to become a part of a well-established organisation in a senior leadership role?
  • Build a long term career in a company committed to innovation & excellence
  • Utilise your management skills to foster collaboration, innovative thinking and strong team work
  • Generous remuneration package on offer including base salary, car, private health insurance and increased superannuation contribution



Our client is a listed company and global giant that formulates, produces and distributes agrochemicals. A need has arisen for a Formulation Manager to come on-board and manage their Melbourne based laboratory group.

With emphasis based on innovative thinking, disciplined execution, collaborative team work and employee satisfaction, this role aims to ensure that the Company meets its future commercial ambitions whilst developing their most important asset, their staff.



The Formulation Manager will play an important leadership role within the R&D group of this well known and trusted company. It is an excellent opportunity for a manager who has a proficient formulation background in agrochemicals and substantial leadership experience in a commercial setting, to take on a challenging and highly rewarding position.

This newly created position is reporting to the R&D Manager ANZ. The purpose of this role is to manage and develop the talent in the formulation laboratory to best meet the commercial needs of the company by providing support, direction and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the reformulation and expansion of our Client’s current product line. You will have an innovative approach, strong leadership qualities, be customer focused, a decision maker and able to complete tasks and projects on time. To be short-listed, you will have worked in formulation roles for a number of years and will have an excellent understanding of agrochemicals together with a strong commercial awareness.



To be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or relevant discipline.
  • It is anticipated that you will have five or more years of experience working in chemical laboratories as a formulation chemist. etc.
  • Experience with agrichemicals such as herbicides or pesticides would be highly regarded. However, candidates from other industries are encouraged to apply as technical skills are only one component of the role.
  • Experience managing and leading a successful laboratory team with a commercial focus.
  • Team oriented, innovative, humanistic and able to guide teams to successful outcomes are critical traits you must be able to demonstrate.
  • A strong appreciation of commercial aspects of R&D with a proven ability to meet goals, targets and deadlines.
  • Experience in managing the effective transfer of projects from laboratory to commercial scale manufacture.
  • Able to train and reinforce scientific principles and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player is a must!

This position presents a rare opportunity to obtain a role where your interpersonal skills can significantly impact the direction and outcomes of a facility. Its a role where technical and interpersonal skills, business acumen and leadership will play a significant part in driving the future growth and direction of this Group. If you want ownership and a chance to show your capabilities, we want to hear from you.



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to ChemSkill. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Helen or Emily on +61 3 9516 0100 during office hours and +61 3 438 620 434 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.