CropLife Canada is part of the CropLife International consortium, a global federation with members across 91 countries that champions agricultural innovations in crop protection and plant biotechnology. CropLife Canada represents the Canadian manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control and modern plant breeding products in advancing the collective interests of the agriculture industry in Canada. Currently we are seeking a:

DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  (Click here for pdf)

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, this important role is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and collaborative professional. If you thrive in an environment that encourages innovation and you have strong experience in advancing science and regulatory issues, we want to hear from you. The director of science and regulatory affairs will provide technical expertise and leadership, working with the CropLife Canada team, membership, and other stakeholders on a broad range of pesticide and crop protection related issues. 

Reporting to the vice president, chemistry, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • acting as CropLife Canada’s liaison for regulatory affairs, representing CropLife Canada’s best interests with governments, membership and stakeholders domestically and globally, and coordinating with stakeholders to achieve desired results on science and regulatory issues and priorities;
  • preparing and delivering timely responses to government consultations and information requests that represent the consensus view of the Canadian industry;
  • leading CropLife Canada’s efforts in identifying, prioritizing, managing and resolving science and regulatory issues to advance the interests of CropLife Canada’s members; 
  • providing scientific insight, technical expertise, and advice to CropLife Canada membership and team on regulatory issues and topics of strategic interest;
  • providing effective leadership and direction, and mentorship to staff to ensure success in key result areas; and,
  • remaining current on emerging science of relevance to CropLife Canada members, partners, and the broader agricultural and urban stakeholder industry.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in agriculture, biology, chemistry, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, or relevant related field; PhD considered an asset;
  • minimum five years’ experience in a related industry role demonstrating strong understanding of regulatory science and processes;
  • proven ability to develop strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders to build consensus and reach common objectives;
  • strong presentation and exceptional writing /editing skills in order to adapt complex info into concise policy position reports, articles, memos bulletins etc.; experience writing and researching detailed scientific articles;
  • experience with committee management and governance;
  • proven experience successfully directing and overseeing the work of others; and,
  • professionalism, credibility, political acumen, and good judgement.

 

Salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and ability.

Applications must be received by January 14th, 2019.

Apply, with resume, to Scott Wolfe Management Inc. at email: patti.mckenzie@scottwolfe.ca

 

 

 


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