Technical Support Manager - temporary assignment (100%), min. 12 months | Basel

  • Location
    Basel, Basel City
  • Category
    Chemistry, Pharma, Biotech
  • Contract Type
  • Industry
    Pharma / Life Sciences / Chemistry / Science
  • External Reference

For an international company in the global agribusiness market in Basel we are looking for a

Technical Support Manager - temporary assignment (100%), min. 12 months

Purpose of the role

To seek opportunities in Product Development to align product concepts and use recommendations closer with actual grower use patterns. Data interpretation on real-world data about how growers use Crop Protection products.

Support of Global Technical Managers (GTM's) on:

a) Trials Planning, Protocol design, data analysis, summarizing and reporting
b) Monitor trial quality, report, and suggest improvements plan
c) Samples: logistics planning and execution


  • Directly lead small projects and support technical development activities of new AI's
  • Support GTM's with data analysis and summaries for key projects to enable solid decision making.
  • Actively contribute to and support the GTM on development of robust products, recommendations, technical strategies, and new technology and maximize customer value creation.
  • Support GTM to translate performance data into compelling messages that appeal to customers and key influencers, actively looking for new approaches to enhance or reposition a product's value proposition
  • Support with field trial planning process (Excel, Word, PPT, ARM and Statistical Power Tool) and reporting of field trials of global development projects.
  • Align ways of working and the use of the tools for the field trial planning and results rating to GTM's within the team.
  • Trial conclusiveness support and assist GTM's download and analyze trial results and compile to results summaries.
  • Help coordinate effectively harmonized field programs across regions and key countries for new AI and stage 2 and strategic global projects ensuring delivery efficiently and on time.
  • Support improvement of field trial reporting and set standards in data compilation within Technical Excellence project.
  • Coordinate and support the organization of meetings.

Your skills & experiences

  • Agronomy University and/or Agricultural Science or Biology University, Bachelor's degree or above
  • Good understanding of research and hypothesis setting process (Field trials)
  • Broad knowledge of agribusiness (Crop protection, Fungicides/ Insecticides / Herbicides/ New Technologies).
  • Excellent knowledge of agronomy (farmer practices) and agricultural sciences (e.g. relevant agronomy experience).
  • Experience / background in field trialing as field scientist or experimentalist would be beneficial
  • Understanding of the R&D organisation, and key processes and systems involved with development of new AI's and products.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.
  • Analytical thinking and passion for digital technology.
  • Experience in the implementation, management and analysis of Field trials and / or Lab trials.
  • Application of statistics in data summaries / analytics
  • Basic knowledge of Disease / Insect / Weed / Control technologies like crop protection chemicals

Your contact

Herr Fabio Antonelli, Deputy Branch Manager, looks forward to answer your questions by phone 061 323 0745.

You can apply directly online.

Please mention reference 138-FAAN-165163-2219-EN in your application.