Associate Director, Formulations Chemistry & Programs

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Jun 21, 2024



Join the FMC Formulations Team at the Stine Research Center in Newark, DE, and embark on a journey to lead global innovation in formulation chemistry. We are seeking an accomplished professional with a passion for driving high-quality formulation strategies and technologies to meet the diverse needs of our customers and stakeholders worldwide. As the Associate Director of Formulation Chemistry, you will spearhead a dynamic team of Scientists and Associates, shaping the future of crop protection products while ensuring safety, sustainability, and regulatory compliance.



Leadership Duties:

  • Ensuring a secure work environment and implementing best practices in process safety across our Formulations labs is your top priority.
  • Lead the charge in developing cutting-edge formulations for agricultural active ingredients from FMC’s award-winning innovation pipeline.
  • Implement robust systems to measure efficiency and drive productivity across formulation development processes, aligning resources to meet business objectives in a fast-paced setting.
  • Foster collaboration across departments, including Biology, Marketing, Regulatory, Engineering, and Manufacturing, to streamline technology management and enhance cost efficiency.
  • Champion global integration efforts, leveraging insights from diverse regional teams to optimize product development.
  • Mentor and develop team members, establishing clear goals and providing ongoing performance feedback.
  • Uphold FMC’s core values and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), fostering a culture of safety and inclusivity.

Technical Duties: 

  • Develop innovative formulation strategies that position FMC for competitive advantage in the Crop Protection market.
  • Identify and apply best practices and emerging technologies to enhance pesticide formulations.
  • Tackle technical challenges head-on, ensuring seamless product development from early development to registration.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts in clear, compelling terms to drive business decisions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, guiding the business in critical technologies and spearheading programs that drive significant value.
  • Manage the Formulation Development team budget and oversee third-party providers to ensure seamless collaboration.
  • Stay abreast of technological trends in Agrochemical Formulations, safeguarding FMC’s intellectual property and freedom to operate.

Required Education and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, engineering, or related science and 10+ years of relevant industry experience or PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, engineering, or related science and 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in agricultural, pharmaceutical, chemical, or consumer products industries.
  • Proven expertise in core formulation-related technologies, such as rheology, particle technology, and interfacial chemistry
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment, fostering collaboration and understanding across diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality, timely results while overcoming technical and organizational challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to coach, influence, and negotiate effectively.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia