Senior Formulation Chemist – Agricultural Products (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Career Opportunity for a Senior Formulation Chemist
  • Join a Global Company and Enjoy the Benefits on Offer
  • Friendly and Supportive Work Environment with State of the Art Facilities



Our client is a Global Player with manufacturing and marketing operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Americas and Europe selling products in more than 100 countries around the world. The Australian manufacturing business focusses on crop protection products designed to perform in Australian conditions. With an extensive network of Regional Service Centres in key agricultural areas, our client can provide excellent service to all clients regardless of their location.



The successful candidate will undertake and be involved in all areas of product and process development supporting the Company’s AUS/NZ/Global Agricultural Chemical business.

Some of the tasks will include:

  • Laboratory bench scale development of all formulation types.
  • Pilot plant scale up of products and processes.
  • Introduction of new products into the manufacturing process, including plant and product commissioning both locally and globally.
  • Technical assistance and trouble shooting in commercial production & post product introduction.
  • Packaging & Stability assessment of new products.
  • Technical report writing and presentations.
  • Evaluation of experimental/new raw material testing.
  • Provide technical support for IP, regulatory, marketing, sales, production and purchasing staff within the organization.
  • Preparation of Technical Grade Active Constituent reports for registration of new and existing chemical compounds.
  • Preparation of IP evaluation reports.
  • Co-ordination and dispatch of national and international research samples.



“We are looking for an enthusiastic self starter who can work towards agreed targets and time lines without the need for close supervision!”

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

  • A Bachelor Degree in Science majoring in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical or Formulation Science or similar, ideally with product development & formulation experience post degree.
  • A minimum of ten years experience in R&D, particularly formulation development. Demonstrated experience in SL, EC, SC, WP and WDG formulations and product development will be viewed favourably.
  • As this role is all about the formulation of agricultural product types, experience in this area will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in product and process development including validation.
  • A demonstrated ability in all facets of pilot plant and commercial scale up of products, processes and equipment.
  • A good understanding of chemical plant equipment and operation.
  • Working knowledge and/or understanding of IP highly regarded.
  • A demonstrated understanding of analytical methods and reports.
  • Must be a team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as well as autonomously.
  • Experience working under pressure and on multiple projects at one time.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, co-ordination and implementation of product development & their introduction into commercial production.
  • Creativity & Problem Solving.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Computer and report writing skills.



Our client’s success has been built around the attitude of its people. They invest heavily in selecting and developing the right people to meet their clients’ needs. The successful candidate will reinforce this principal and will be rewarded with an attractive salary package including superannuation and medical benefits.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call the team at CS Executive Group Incorporating ChemSkill on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.