International Technical Manager

Job description

The International Technical Manager - Spec Ag (water soluble category) is responsible for gathering and translating technical knowledge and information, new product development, knowledge transfer to stakeholders and technical data management. He/she is the technical interface for our sales teams and distributors/end-users, responsible for the development and the improvement of the product category fertilizers of ICL Specialty Fertilizers (

Tasks and responsibilities

We are looking for an adaptive candidate who will strive for compatibility, results and strategic way of working. By nature, our International Technical Manager will show passion in getting the things done and big enthusiasm for content marketing with focus on planning, reporting and analysis.

Product Development

  • Generating new ideas and concepts to improve existing products and new product development;
  • Initiating and conducting (strategic) trials for field development;
  • Supporting product development trials at external companies like universities and institutes.

Knowledge Transfer

  • Providing and presenting technical presentations for our sales force, distributors and end-users;
  • Preparing and executing online and offline training courses about the use of ICL SF products and solutions for distributors and ICL SF Sales & Marketing force.

Technical Data Management

  • Co-developing & writing technical framework for brochures and social media campaigns;
  • Translating trial data outcome of fundamental applied research into common language;
  • Approving technical product data of our online and offline communication tools before publishing;
  • Maintaining & guarding technical product data quality of online and offline communication tools;
  • Developing and executing operational budget plans for improvements, trials and product development.

Your profile

For this role, we require applicants to have at least 5 years relevant (marketing) experience. (Technical) knowledge of agricultural crops and expertise in fertilizer recommendations is a pre. Additionally, to be successful in this role, we are putting a strong emphasis on hands-on and filed experience with end-users and distributors.


Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language.


The Netherlands, ICL SF Waardenburg. Willingness to travel (20% of the time) and, if applicable, to relocate to the Netherlands.

More information

This function reports to the Global Category Manager. For more information about this position you can contact Tamara Novak, Talent Acquisition Specialist via

Job requirements

About ICL Specialty Fertilizers

ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a subsidiary of the ICL group and employs over 900 people worldwide. ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a global leader in plant nutrition. Everything we do is focused on one aim: making plants, crops and grass grow better.

We leverage state-of-the-art precision nutrition and technologies to ensure maximum growth. But ICL Specialty Fertilizers also understands that growth must never come at the expense of the environment.

That’s why our mantra is: grow more and better with less. We make this possible by offering a range of specialty products that includes innovative technologies such as controlled and slow release fertilizers and a leading range of soluble for the specialty agricultural market. In the ornamental and turf & amenity market we complete our offer with plant protection products and growth enhancers.

Our commitment to a greener world spans the globe. We serve all the world’s green markets through our ornamental horticulture, specialty agriculture and turf & amenity divisions. And that makes us unique. But our people make us extraordinary.

Every day and around the world, our experts in the field work with end users to optimize plant nutrition and provide advice, know-how and expertise on location. This combination of world-class technology and a down-to-earth personal touch are the seeds of ICL Specialty Fertilizers’ success.