Product Development Manager
DuPont 354 reviews - Newark, DE

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The PDM provides overall technical direction and management of a group of product assets within the US so that technical direction for the portfolio is consistent with regional and market segment objectives, plans and priorities. PDM is also the primary US technical interface between Field Development and other global functions. PDM interacts with Field Development leadership in development and management of budget and field program. The PDM is expected to have a working knowledge of primary duties ascribed to a RDM, SFDR, FDR II or FDR for the purpose of program planning and interaction.

Understands technical aspects of DuPont products and competitive offerings and anticipates changes in marketplace needs. Identifies and provides leadership in developing business opportunities for new products and technologies.

Provides technical product information, training and support to Sales and Marketing.

Leads at the geography level the development and implementation of the field development plan for assets portfolio improvement including issues management, portfolio renewal opportunities and participate in the implementation plan of other segments as appropriate.

Responsible for safety and implementation of company policies within geography.

Leads projects to develop and maintain excellence in required competencies within Field Development.

Identifies and communicates potential opportunities and competitive requirements for new product assets and their uses, and technologies that match future customer needs within assigned geography.

Serves as a focal technical resource to Sales & Marketing.

Summarizes testing results and communicates actions there based to internal and external customers.

Responsible for accuracy, user friendliness and consistency of label use instructions.

Ensures that technical questions / needs from customers are addressed, market communications technically accurate and advertising / promotional literature reviewed for technical accuracy.

Collaborates with Global PS&R, Commercialization, Discovery and Registration, etc to ensure proper alignment in regard to technical issues and opportunities.


MS/Ph.D. in Ag or related field or equivalent.

10-15 years experience in Research & Development or Technical Service essential; sales and / or marketing experience desirable.

Strong communicator - written and oral.

Knowledge and understanding of agricultural cropping systems, pests, and practices.

Knowledge of field testing, plot demonstration techniques and statistical analysis.

Working level knowledge of Registration function and processes.

Knowledge and skills in the use of computer hardware/software/web technology including electronic messaging, word processing, graphics, and database management.

Ability to identify opportunities for competitive advantage with new and existing products in the marketplace.

Ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with internal staff, business partners, external customers and key influencers.

Ability to develop and operate within budget.

Ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Ability and initiative to get results by delivering on commitments and implementing plans and programs.

Ability to transfer and translate complex technical data into usable information that creates demand for products.

Demonstrated ability to interpret data, draw conclusions, and make decisions.

Serves on Field Development Leadership Team and leads input in overall direction and strategies relating to product responsibilities.

50% of time used in development of field trials programs and interpretation of data; 50% in technical support of selling, planning and collection of market intelligence.

DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.

DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.

DuPont is an E-Verify employer.



Technical Service

Primary Location


North America-USA-Delaware-NEWARK-STINE-HASKELL [DUPONT](1147)










Education Level


Bachelor's Degree (Ā±16 years)



Day Job

Employee Status





Yes, 50 % of the Time

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354 reviews
E. I. du Pont de NemoursĀ (also known simply as DuPont) wants to coat your car, feed your crops, and decrease your dependence on fossil...