As a Product Development Executive, you are responsible for the trial planning and execution. You develop, documents, communicate the R&D screenings and the different trials plans. You ensure the quality execution of these trials in close coordination with all stakeholders. These stakeholders are the breeders, the technical and sales team members and channel partners for specific market segments.
You evaluate the trails with your colleagues from the R&D department and record and report conclusions through accurate and timely trial reports to the breeding and sales team colleagues. Maintains market intelligence data to be up-to-date as a continuous contribution to the strategic product models and market surveys. Develop a clear positioning of each variety to be introduced in each geography. Your write crop guidelines and variety descriptions of new commercial varieties, as part of catalogs, brochures, websites and other communication tools as well as for support of the commercial organization.
In addition, you develop strong market intelligence to understand the trends in the market and you share this information with all relevant stakeholders periodically. You contribute to the product development or crop core team(s) by gathering professionally compiled trial, market data and other relevant information for a smooth and fast decision-making process.
You are 'end to end' responsible to ensure that speed of commercialization from R&D to Sales is fast enough to realize desired financial. You will ensure proper supplies of the product during the different stages of the product life cycle by coordinating between sales & seed operations team by sharing required information (forecasts and background information). You will ensure the new product's contribution in the sales is at optimum level by way of finding the right products for respective segments & positioning those well. Evaluates breeding activities and trials locations on a strategic level with the Product Development, marketing & sales team.
In addition, of course you develop and maintain strong working relationships with your channel partners and national and international colleagues of Enza Zaden. You report directly to the Sales Head of South East Asia.
As a product development executive, you have of course excellent knowledge of agriculture and the seed business. You possess excellent and effective communication skills (both orally and in writing) in English. You worked with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and you have advanced skills specifically in Excel. You can work out activities independently, with a clear understanding of the desired direction and priorities based on the organization's vision and strategy. You are also very flexible, like to travel and work under pressure.
In short, you:
Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.