Trial, evaluate and report on new experimental vegetable varieties
What are you going to do?
As Product Specialist, you are responsible for the vegetable seed variety trial planning and execution. You develop, document, and communicate the R&D screenings and the different trial plans. You ensure a qualitative execution of these trials in close coordination with all stakeholders. These stakeholders include the breeders, the technical and sales team members and channel partners for specific market segments.
You evaluate the trials with your colleagues from the R&D department and discuss results with your customers as well as the Enza Zaden breeding and sales team, through accurate and timely trial reports. You monitor seed supply and quality of all seeds. You write crop guidelines and variety descriptions of new commercial varieties. These will be used as part of our catalogues, brochures, leaflets, and other communication tools as well as for support of the commercial organization.
In addition, you develop strong market intelligence by staying up to date on competitor’s development and recent market trends. You periodically share this information with all relevant stakeholders. You contribute to the product development by gathering professionally compiled trial data, market data and other relevant information for a smooth and fast decision-making process.
As a Product Specialist, you have an excellent knowledge of and passion for agriculture and the seed business. You can work independently with a clear understanding of the desired direction and priorities based on the organization's vision and strategy. Team spirit and passion are necessary to be successful in this position. You develop and maintain strong working relationships with your channel partners and your colleagues at Enza Zaden. Therefore, you need effective communication skills.
In short, you:
- Have a BSc or MSc level in Agronomics or Agricultural Technical engineer.
- Have at least 3- 5 years of relevant work experience with capsicum, tomato, and cucumber crops in heated greenhouses.
- Like to travel nationally on an ongoing base, and internationally on average 2-3 times per year.
- Know how to work with the Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and you have advanced skills in working with Excel.
Enza 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. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation
For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.
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.
Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.
Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below.
Ka Kyung Langstadt, Global Recruitment Manager
Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.