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Group Lead - Synthesis

Job Id:  4998

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Department:  Synthesis
Function:  R and D Chemistry
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Purpose of the Role:

This role is responsible for strategy and operations of new product development and commercialization for a specific project assigned to the group

Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop strategy for new product development and execute the same
  • Development of Cost effective and sustainable technologies for agrochemical actives.
  • Continuous improvement of existing processes for cost and waste reduction and quality enhancement
  • Registration support by way of impurity senses/ isolation
  • Adherence and improvisation to Safety related norms
  • To ensure timely completion of plan and development of products and processes.
  • To regularly review the developmental activities and provide necessary support to the team.
  • Preparation of final SOPs and Technology transfer packages
  • Plant Commissioning activities and trial production runs
  • Documentation: Ensure documentation of experimental results in the standard format/journal
  • Team Capability Building to improve overall performance
  • Succession planning for critical roles
  • Talent Management and Team engagement
  • Mentoring and coaching for performance improvement


Qualification & Skillset:

  1. MSc / PhD - Organic Chemistry                                                                              
  2. 10-15 years in synthetic organic chemistry                                                                                      
  3. Knowledge of Agrochemical /Pharma Industry                                                                               
  4. Synthetic methodology for Agrochemicals and bulk drugs and other organic chemicals
  5. Knowledge of various analytical techniques like chromatography and spectroscopy
  6. Process scale-up and Plant commissioning
  7. Customer Focus, Resourcefulness, Drives Results, Builds Effective Teams, Collaborates, Cultivate Innovation

We are all about connecting with people, in a human way – showing respect, demonstrating trust, celebrating diversity. For us technology is an enabler, not the endgame. We see the value in human connectivity and how it creates new opportunities for everyone. With this, comes our promise to protect people’s safety in every way we can.