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Vice President, Global Business Development

Crop Enhancement, Inc., San Jose, CA

Education:

Undergraduate degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Entomology, Biochemistry or related field.  MBA strongly preferred.

 

Language Skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Conversational proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin would be a plus.

 

The Qualified Candidate Should Have:

  • A minimum of 10 to 15 years of professional experience comprising business development, product marketing, and product sales responsibilities in the crop protection industry.
  • The ability to leverage past agricultural industry experiences and current knowledge of the market place trends to anticipate needs and direction of Crop Enhancement.
  • Experience in market sizing and product line distribution and profitability to define new market targets.
  • The ability to build a competitive intelligence system.
  • Important to really understand how to introduce a new agricultural input product to the market and have demonstrated examples of doing so.
  • Has some experience working in a start-up or unstructured environment, but still possess a structured way of thinking preferred:
  • Possesses a career experience base, outside of a startup, which significantly shows the ability to be successful in a start-up company.
  • Has worked in and led small teams effectively which lends itself to a start-up culture and success.
  • Demonstrated experience introducing new crop protection products with novel modes of action to global markets across various crops.
  • Experience working directly with partners in international markets including South East Asia, China, Central and South America, Western Africa, and Europe.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish, communicates well with, and manages internal partner and team relationships.
  • Experience in specialty crops including cocoa, coffee, citrus, tree nuts, stone fruit, vegetables, and potatoes.
  • Familiarity with current technology, products, and players in the crop inputs domain including insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers/nutrients, and growth regulators.
  • A demonstrated ability to deliver meaningful commercial results with limited staff and resources, by drawing upon key industry relationships, effective business development, sales best practices, and sheer will.
  • Prior experience being a key commercial-oriented contributor in an entrepreneurial environment such as a startup, agile medium-sized company, or a Vanguard group within a larger established organization.
  • Practices the principles of Strategic Selling (e.g., Miller Heiman sales methodologies).
  • U.S. work authorization or citizenship; no visa sponsorship is available

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package – medical, dental, disability, paid time off
  • Equity in the company with high growth potential
  • Fun, friendly, team-oriented and collaborative office environment

 

To be Considered for this Opportunity:

Please send a brief note along with a copy of your resume to Kevin Chen (kchen@crop-enhancement.com).

Staff Scientist, Formulations
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A PhD in a chemical or physical science with one to three years of industrial experience is required.  Candidates should have experience in the development, physical characterization, or performance characterization of multiphase formulations.  Experience working with custom instrumentation is required; experience in designing and troubleshooting such equipment, and in developing novel methods for it, is preferred.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of novel agricultural formulations
  • Determine the analytical, physical, and performance characteristics of these formulations
  • Develop new automated instruments and methods for performance characterization, including validation of these instruments with reference to current agricultural practices
  • Integrate instruments into workflows to provide a comprehensive picture of product evolution during formulation, application, and interaction with targeted pests and diseases.
  • Support the company’s biological and field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s patent portfolio
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific and industry literature
  • Prepare technical reports and proposals

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CESS05

Staff Scientist, Entomology
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A PhD in entomology, plant pathology, or a related field with at least three years of experience in agriculture or pest science is required, preferably in an industrial environment.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an in-house expert on entomology and/or plant pathology
  • Lead efforts to characterize crop protectant method(s) of action
  • Lead efforts to determine crop protectant performance and effect on targeted pests using effective laboratory assay methods
  • Develop and manage laboratory testing program with third parties to further these objectives
  • Collaborate with the company’s Field Development Manager to support the company’s field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s product portfolio
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant industrial products, test methods, and scientific literature

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CESS06

 

Research Associate
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A bachelor’s degree in a chemical or physical science is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates should have experience in the development, physical characterization, or performance characterization of multiphase formulations.  One to three years of prior industrial experience is preferred but not required.  Experience working with custom instrumentation is required; experience in designing and troubleshooting such equipment, and in developing novel methods for it, is preferred.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare novel agrochemical formulations
  • Determine the analytical, physical, and performance characteristics of these formulations
  • Develop new instruments and methods for performance characterization, including validation of these instruments with reference to current agricultural practices
  • Support the company’s biological and field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s patent portfolio
  • Prepare technical reports and proposals

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CERA10

 

Biology Intern

Crop Enhancement, Inc., San Jose, CA

Education:

  • Major in Biology, Biochemistry or related scientific field preferred but not necessary
  • Previous lab experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Attributes:

To be successful in this position, the candidate must be independent and flexible. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills including:

  • Goal oriented and self-motivated
  • Passionate
  • Committed to company goals
  • Team Player
  • Being responsible, independent and flexible as per the work necessity

Responsibilities:

We are seeking for a candidate with a strong background in biological science whose principal duties are to assist with a variety of insect pest management projects.

  • Laboratory Studies (50%): Assisting the biologists with numerous research projects in the lab.
  • Insect Rearing & Plants care (25%): Assist with rearing multiple species of insects.
  • Data recording (10%): Record data and summarize experimental trials using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Lab Cleaning/Organizing (5%): Clean and organize the biology labs.
  • Other Duties (10%): as per needed
  • Should have Problem Solving, Communicating, Writing skills

Compensation:

  • $13 per hour
  • HOURS PER WEEK: 10 – 20 (Flexible)

To be Considered for this Opportunity:

Please submit a resume, cover letter: Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com

+ Vice President, Global Business Development

Vice President, Global Business Development

Crop Enhancement, Inc., San Jose, CA

Education:

Undergraduate degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Entomology, Biochemistry or related field.  MBA strongly preferred.

 

Language Skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Conversational proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin would be a plus.

 

The Qualified Candidate Should Have:

  • A minimum of 10 to 15 years of professional experience comprising business development, product marketing, and product sales responsibilities in the crop protection industry.
  • The ability to leverage past agricultural industry experiences and current knowledge of the market place trends to anticipate needs and direction of Crop Enhancement.
  • Experience in market sizing and product line distribution and profitability to define new market targets.
  • The ability to build a competitive intelligence system.
  • Important to really understand how to introduce a new agricultural input product to the market and have demonstrated examples of doing so.
  • Has some experience working in a start-up or unstructured environment, but still possess a structured way of thinking preferred:
  • Possesses a career experience base, outside of a startup, which significantly shows the ability to be successful in a start-up company.
  • Has worked in and led small teams effectively which lends itself to a start-up culture and success.
  • Demonstrated experience introducing new crop protection products with novel modes of action to global markets across various crops.
  • Experience working directly with partners in international markets including South East Asia, China, Central and South America, Western Africa, and Europe.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish, communicates well with, and manages internal partner and team relationships.
  • Experience in specialty crops including cocoa, coffee, citrus, tree nuts, stone fruit, vegetables, and potatoes.
  • Familiarity with current technology, products, and players in the crop inputs domain including insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers/nutrients, and growth regulators.
  • A demonstrated ability to deliver meaningful commercial results with limited staff and resources, by drawing upon key industry relationships, effective business development, sales best practices, and sheer will.
  • Prior experience being a key commercial-oriented contributor in an entrepreneurial environment such as a startup, agile medium-sized company, or a Vanguard group within a larger established organization.
  • Practices the principles of Strategic Selling (e.g., Miller Heiman sales methodologies).
  • U.S. work authorization or citizenship; no visa sponsorship is available

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package – medical, dental, disability, paid time off
  • Equity in the company with high growth potential
  • Fun, friendly, team-oriented and collaborative office environment

 

To be Considered for this Opportunity:

Please send a brief note along with a copy of your resume to Kevin Chen (kchen@crop-enhancement.com).

+ Staff Scientist, Formulations

Staff Scientist, Formulations
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A PhD in a chemical or physical science with one to three years of industrial experience is required.  Candidates should have experience in the development, physical characterization, or performance characterization of multiphase formulations.  Experience working with custom instrumentation is required; experience in designing and troubleshooting such equipment, and in developing novel methods for it, is preferred.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of novel agricultural formulations
  • Determine the analytical, physical, and performance characteristics of these formulations
  • Develop new automated instruments and methods for performance characterization, including validation of these instruments with reference to current agricultural practices
  • Integrate instruments into workflows to provide a comprehensive picture of product evolution during formulation, application, and interaction with targeted pests and diseases.
  • Support the company’s biological and field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s patent portfolio
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific and industry literature
  • Prepare technical reports and proposals

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CESS05

+ Staff Scientist, Entomology

Staff Scientist, Entomology
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A PhD in entomology, plant pathology, or a related field with at least three years of experience in agriculture or pest science is required, preferably in an industrial environment.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an in-house expert on entomology and/or plant pathology
  • Lead efforts to characterize crop protectant method(s) of action
  • Lead efforts to determine crop protectant performance and effect on targeted pests using effective laboratory assay methods
  • Develop and manage laboratory testing program with third parties to further these objectives
  • Collaborate with the company’s Field Development Manager to support the company’s field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s product portfolio
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant industrial products, test methods, and scientific literature

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CESS06

 

+ Research Associate

Research Associate
Crop Enhancement, Inc.
San Jose, California

At Crop Enhancement, we’re developing innovative and sustainable agrochemical formulations that employ advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to improve crop yields, eliminate or minimize pesticide use, and enable precise and effective delivery of active ingredients and fertilizers. See our website (www.Crop-Enhancement.com) for more information. We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic scientists to join our team.

A bachelor’s degree in a chemical or physical science is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates should have experience in the development, physical characterization, or performance characterization of multiphase formulations.  One to three years of prior industrial experience is preferred but not required.  Experience working with custom instrumentation is required; experience in designing and troubleshooting such equipment, and in developing novel methods for it, is preferred.  The team at Crop Enhancement encompasses a wide range of technical backgrounds; strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare novel agrochemical formulations
  • Determine the analytical, physical, and performance characteristics of these formulations
  • Develop new instruments and methods for performance characterization, including validation of these instruments with reference to current agricultural practices
  • Support the company’s biological and field testing programs
  • Participate in the development of the company’s patent portfolio
  • Prepare technical reports and proposals

Crop Enhancement offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including equity in a rapidly growing, venture-backed company.  Crop Enhancement is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, send resume to Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com and reference job code CERA10

 

+ Biology Intern

Biology Intern

Crop Enhancement, Inc., San Jose, CA

Education:

  • Major in Biology, Biochemistry or related scientific field preferred but not necessary
  • Previous lab experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Attributes:

To be successful in this position, the candidate must be independent and flexible. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills including:

  • Goal oriented and self-motivated
  • Passionate
  • Committed to company goals
  • Team Player
  • Being responsible, independent and flexible as per the work necessity

Responsibilities:

We are seeking for a candidate with a strong background in biological science whose principal duties are to assist with a variety of insect pest management projects.

  • Laboratory Studies (50%): Assisting the biologists with numerous research projects in the lab.
  • Insect Rearing & Plants care (25%): Assist with rearing multiple species of insects.
  • Data recording (10%): Record data and summarize experimental trials using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Lab Cleaning/Organizing (5%): Clean and organize the biology labs.
  • Other Duties (10%): as per needed
  • Should have Problem Solving, Communicating, Writing skills

Compensation:

  • $13 per hour
  • HOURS PER WEEK: 10 – 20 (Flexible)

To be Considered for this Opportunity:

Please submit a resume, cover letter: Careers@Crop-Enhancement.com