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Agricultural, Fertilizer, and Pest Control Chemicals

Overview Industry Overview:

To keep up with growing population and food demands, farmers must work harder than ever to promote maximum crop yield and ensure environmental safety and sustainability of these practices. The agricultural, fertilizer, and pest control chemical industry is a vital component of these processes. Not only do agrochemicals promote crop growth, they also prevent the spread of disease, allow us to raise crops in new, harsher environments, and slow deforestation (as farmers need less acreage to secure greater yields). They assist us in avoiding recurrences of such disasters as the Irish Potato Famine, and the Dust Bowl.

Fast-moving changes continue to take place in the use of these chemicals. New environmental standards require upgraded formulations. Companies continue to work on new and enhanced products – including polymer-coated fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, chemicals with antioxidant properties, hormones, and growth agents – with the goal of maximizing production while reducing or eliminating health concerns.

Let Ropella assist you in your search for finding highly specialized and hard to reach executives in the agricultural, fertilizer, or pest control industries. We have partnerships worldwide, and are well-known for recruiting high-level executives who are tailored to the specific position you need filled. Ropella understands the challenges you face in trying to find the perfect fit for those ‘needle in the haystack’ positions.

App Common Applications:

  • Herbicides, such as: glyphosates, atrazine, simazine, and 2,4-D.
  • Pesticides, such as: organophosphate, carbamate, organochlorine, pyrethroid, sulfonylurea, biopesticides, and botanicals.
  • Fertilizers, plant growth promotion, soil conditioners: macronutrients, micronutrients, organic, inorganic, ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrate, potash.
  • Fungicides
  • Agricultural intermediates
  • Agricultural commodities marketing roles.
  • Crop protection products for storage and transport.
  • Pest control intermediates

Solutions Solutions:

With more than 30 years as a top chemical industry recruitment firm, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their ongoing quest to find highly qualified professionals. As Talent Acquisition experts, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our Executive Search Consultants stay abreast of current industry trends, making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven Executive Search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary Smart Search System® and global network to quickly deliver exceptional results for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

Look for our articles in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and other industry publications.

Agricultural, Fertilizer, and Pest Control Chemicals


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
R & D Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration and Finance Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Executive Level Management Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Investment Experts Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)

In a very specialized industry like the cosmetic market, locating the right candidates having the right skills we needed was thought to be a difficult task.  However, due to the very sophisticated network capabilities that Ropella & Associates maintains…the team we have developed here at New Phase Technologies is impeccable.

Director of Market Operations
New Phase Technologies
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