Head – Global Formulation Development (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Leader – Centre of Excellence with Global Responsibility
  • Design, Develop, Implement
  • Create a Culture That Others Will Want To Be A Part Of



Leadership and Management – the key to success in a Global Crop Protection Environment!

Our client is a Global Player that does not want to think they are the best. They want to create a Formulation Development Centre of Excellence that will be the envy of others. To achieve this, the newly created role will take responsibility for the leadership and management of the Company’s Global Formulation Development activity. This is to ensure the Company remains at the forefront in delivering world quality formulations to an ever increasing technology focused and driven Agricultural Industry.



We want someone that is capable of “Thinking Big”. This is a creative role, not just from the technical aspects, but also from a cultural perspective. You will establish a system that will optimise resources and establish team based best practices with the aim of delivering world quality formulations.

You will currently be in a Senior Formulation Development role having management responsibility for a number of facilities, preferably in a global environment. You will need to have strong technical skills, however you will need to be an excellent manager that can “create” the vision.

You will design the structure that will deliver the Company’s world class formulations following an agreed list of priorities. Our client wants you to capitalise on “spring boarding” provisions, be an excellent project manager, but also be an innovator that can think outside of the square and engage in “Blue Sky” activity. This is such a great role where there is going to be a lot of autonomy and responsibility attributed to a role like this, yet you need to be a leader as well as a manager. You will create a culture where global goals are understood and worked towards in a focused approach. This will be a global team.



To be successful in your application, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Technical qualification in Chemistry or Formulation Science with agricultural formulation development experience as well as a proven track record in product scale up and final transfer to manufacturing.You will also need to understand good trial design to ensure quality, global, formulation results.
  • As you will be developing this Global approach, you will need to understand change management and preferably have been involved in such practices in a senior role.
  • Be a global, senior manager that has had responsibility for multi-site facilities.
  • Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills as you will be dealing with a diverse group of people from Field Development personnel through to Global Business Managers. Being able to adapt to the level of those that you are dealing with will be crucial.
  • Be able to demonstrate good team leadership and mentoring skills. To accompany this you will need to demonstrate your lateral thinking and problem solving capabilities.
  • It goes without saying that you will have excellent project management skills that are equally as important as exceptional time management skills that allow you to multi-task and deal with a number of projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated ability in scientific data analysis as well as be familiar with patent applications/issues.
  • There is always a catch. You need to be able to convey your ability to work to budgets and timelines.

This is an opportunity for someone that wants to be challenged by what they do. The aim is for you to create a System that others will want to follow.

You will be someone that wants to take responsibility for their actions and accepts a role that has a lot of autonomy associated with it.



To accept this rare opportunity, please submit a targeted resume accompanied by a Letter of Application addressing the above selection criteria by using the “Apply Now” button below. To have a strictly confidential discussion about this role, please call Helen or Mark on +61 3 9516 0100 during office hours or on +61 438 620 434 after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. If on this you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.

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