Product Development Specialist
Location: Salinas, California, USA
Rijk Zwaan is an independent, international organization specialized in the breeding, production and selling of vegetable seeds. Our head offices are located in De Lier, the Netherlands. This expanding organization, with 28 subsidiaries in various countries, focuses on product development and product innovation. Our company is among the top 10 vegetable seed companies worldwide. Our 1,900 employees work in many different locations all over the world with enormous commitment, loyalty and dedication. The company culture is characterized by a motivating policy and a good working atmosphere. Turnover of personnel is, therefore, extremely low. Most vacancies are created due to our constant and strong growth. Rijk Zwaan USA is of the subsidiaries located in Salinas, California and is responsible for the marketing & sales of seeds in the USA market. The team consists of 18 people.
Together with the Crop Managers, the Product Development Specialist will assist in the introduction and sales of the total Rijk Zwaan open field assortment for the USA and Canada. The Product Development Specialist will organize and follow variety trials in consultation with Rijk Zwaan staff, distributors, growers and cooperating companies with a focus on the leafy vegetables. You will translate information about market size and trends in the North American vegetable seed industry for all outdoor crops into the organization. In close cooperation with Rijk Zwaan research, organize and follow internal and external variety trials, inform breeders of the results and recommend varieties for commercial introduction. By visiting European breeding trials become familiar with the Rijk Zwaan variety development program and keep contact with your colleagues.
The candidate will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in the plant sciences. For this position we are seeking an energetic, enterprising person, resourceful and able to take the initiative. You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
Please send your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please no phone calls.
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Posted from March 8, 2012 until September 8, 2012
SeedQuest reference number: 25123