| Plant Impact plc is a UK-based bioscience company specialised in crop enhancement technologies for global agriculture. The company’s products reduce crop stress, increase marketable yield, and enhance overall grower profitability. The company was founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom and has customers and commercial partners in more than twenty countries. Plant Impact listed its shares on the London AIM stock exchange in October 2006, where its ticker is PIM. More information is available on the company’s website at www.plantimpact.com |
• Plant Impact currently has a range of patented and proprietary technologies from which the company has commercialised various formulated foliar chemical spray products to improve crop performance (yield, quality, post-harvest attributes, etc.). These Crop Enhancement products typically include synthetic bio- stimulants and inorganic salts and nutrients.
• Plant Impact is developing a full portfolio of Crop Enhancement products for soybeans and wheat. Based on crop physiology insights and enhanced growth opportunities, the focus is to design, prove, field test and commercially launch new and effective formulations to improve soy and wheat yield in targeted environments, growth stages and under certain crop stress conditions.
• The company has already launched VeritasTM (which contains Pi’s patented CaTTM technology) in Brazil for soybean and dry beans with Bayer Crop Science. The company is now launching Fortalis®, a second-generation CAT technology product in the United States in 2017. Numerous other products are in multiple stages of development and will be launched in 1-5-year planning horizon
We are looking for an experienced Technical Services Manager to work from our US offices to lead our outreach to and relationship with key technical influencers within key commercial partner organizations, Universities and Extension Services.
In addition, the role will serve as a direct contributor and participant in the Group’s core research and development process, providing a link between field observations of plant stress responses and the group’s screening and development of new bio stimulant chemistries.
Key requirements of the role:
Field Technical Services • The role will develop and direct the technical communication plan with all technical individuals at universities, extension service, distribution, ag chemical, and seed manufacturers, and crop consultants involved in developing or making recommendations on crop inputs • The US Technical Services Manager will work with the regional technical manager, commercial director, and marketing manager to identify training gaps and develop plans to fulfil those needs for the channel, growers, and other parties that conduct research or make recommendations to growers in the crop industry. • This individual will facilitate the interaction with technical teams at commercial partners and the Group’s technical development and R&D teams in order to ensure trade partner’s’ personnel accurately and thoroughly implement testing protocols. • The role will also be responsible for representing Plant Impact in industry technical meetings and presenting technical features and data to represent the benefits of Plant Impact products • The role will also assist marketing, agencies and others in developing, reviewing, and implementing technical information in the company’s advertising, PR, and communication plan. • The role will be the Plant Impact ambassador and identified as the subject matter expert on crop enhancement technologies and the resulting benefits of use by growers.
R&D Discovery Liaison – Grower Insights • In addition to the core role responsibility for Field Technical Services, the role will serve as a key liaison to the Group’s core R&D Discovery process, providing insights from grower practices and crop observations which could serve as leads for the investigation of new biochemical pathways and the screening of new bio stimulating chemistries. • The role will actively liaise with growers and commercial partner technical managers to gather insights into the key agronomic and crop stress challenges faced by the group’s target crops and synthesise these insights into leads for scientific inquiry via contributions to the Group’s R&D discovery process.