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Aquaculture Feed VP/Division Manager - Thailand

Friday, April 17, 2020

Inteqc Feed is looking for an aquaculture feed VP/division manager to propose, lead and direct the company’s R&D programs. These programs aim to develop new products and services improving the current solutions or to differentiate them from competitors.

Responsibilities:

65% technical duties

  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to the R&D organization:
    • Partner with the Inteqc Group Operations, understand and translate the customers’ needs into the selection of biological assets for vaccine development.
    • Leverage strong scientific background and global R&D network to identify best technologies and biological substrates to develop new products, in compliance with the agriculture regulatory requirements. 
    • Provide day-to-day scientific directions to the R&D organization, with a focus on problem-solving, and manage all operational duties, including compliance with corporate and local regulations.
    • Apply leading-edge technical, functional and industry knowledge to guide project teams in the design and execution of experiments for the development of vaccines for aquaculture.
    • Support the successful transition of process, analytical, and formulation approaches into manufacturing for scale-up activities.
    • Ensure that timely and quality decisions are made pertaining to project progression, incorporation and or termination. Track and forecast project spending and resource through appropriate communication platforms.
    • Establish, deploy and maintain key performance indicators related to the team’s operations and based on the target defined with the R&D leadership team.
  • Duties in innovation, continuous improvement and risk-taking:
    • Provide leadership in seeking and managing external R&D alliance, by building and nurturing a strong network of external expertise and capabilities in Inteqc to complement and enhance the local research and development efforts.
    • Encourage innovation through identifying, validating and proposing investments in research, technology platforms, alliances and businesses to benefit local and potentially global projects.
    • Provide R&D input on technology assessment and business development opportunities.
    • Encourage, coach and recognize others to take appropriate risks.
    • Develop and nurture a culture of continuous development at the Inteqc Labs, with a direct impact on project progressions and operational effectiveness.

20% business alignment

  • Collaborate and interface with R&D network, as well as with internal and external customers to achieve joint targets/goals.
  • Communicate to R&D governance body the Inteqc R&D aquaculture programs, risks, goals and resource utilization.
  • Align across R&D organization by driving appropriate leverage of talent, facilities, processes and know-how.

15% talent development

  • Develop team objectives, monitor progress and provide timely feedback to staff, allocate priorities, and assess resource requirements.
  • Assess the technical and development needs of the R&D organization and develop the talent base through targeted hiring, training, secondments and mentoring.
  • Proven track report of people development and retention.
  • Build a culture of excellence in the R&D organization by embodying and championing Inteqc leaders’ values.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (DVM and/or PhD), with a strong scientific background in marine science, aquaculture science, immunology, GMOs and vaccinology.
  • Minimum of ten years of broad multi-national fish health experience, with previous education and/or work assignments in India and/or Asia.
  • Good understanding of the aquaculture health business and regulatory landscape in India and Asia.
  • Successful track record of bringing R&D biological candidates to market through key milestones, on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully leading teams that deliver innovative solutions to animal health problems and delivery of corporate goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple functions and engage/influence senior executives and key opinion leaders (particularly in India or Asia).
  • Demonstrate versatility with R&D governance, decision-making processes and navigation in a matrix organization to create internal alignment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English.
  • Comfortable in project management, relationship building and consultative skills.

For application, send CV to recruitment@inteqc.com by October 30, 2020.

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