Product Manager Open Field whole Head Lettuce (USA, California)


California, EE.UU. - Diplomado/Licenciado (Jornada completa)

Product Manager Open Field whole Head Lettuce (California)

Enza Zaden USA is looking for a highly motivated product manager to join our team. (Remote, California)

What will you do as Product Manager?

The main function of the Product Manager is to maximize the output of the product portfolio, positioning new varieties and developing lines of products for a particular market within the region. As a result, this will ensure optimum sales and profit (gross margin). The Product Manager contributes to the regional strategy for the selected crop group maximizing our market share in close cooperation with the local Marketing Sales Teams, and Global Portfolio Manager.

The Product Manager is member of the Crop Advancement Platform (CAPs), to develop the strategy and managing products for conventional and organic.

  • Own, develop, execute, and implement the Strategic Market Plan (SMP), and provide actionable input for the tactical plan development./li>
  • Co-create Crop (segment) Strategic Plans, for conventional and organic.
  • Analyze the regional sales and forecast with the Subsidiary Sales Managers to align the assortment with the global portfolio management team.
  • Collate and vet the quality of the data for crop/segments within the region.
  • Provide input/feedback to the PT about the needs for the regional portfolio.
  • Represent the region as a CAP delegate and co-lead the local Product Teams (PT).
  • Work together with the Marketing & Sales and Global Portfolio Managers to harmonize the product and customer package with the goal of securing the interests of Enza Zaden as a whole

Your power

You are versatile; you interact easily with diverse people and can be part of various teams. You are eager to learn more. You know how to develop business relationships with the different stakeholders in the organization and externally with our business partners. You have an entrepreneurial attitude, a clear understanding of commercial matters and strong analytical skills. Thanks to your experience you recognize opportunities and make impact. You ask questions to gain a full understanding of the problem or needs. Furthermore, you have a critical view and want to know how something adds value. You adapt to different situations, different cultural environments and have strong analytical skills.

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Agriculture or Horticulture.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Know of seed policy frameworks, seed production techniques, breeding, and screening procedures.
  • Have excellent and clear communication skills in English, and bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • 30 – 50% travel required (within North America and intercontinental).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Our power

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 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.