Supply Chain Specialist (Salinas, CA, USA)


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

Supply chain specialist

Ensuring timely delivery of high-quality vegetable seeds

Enza Zaden in Salinas, CA is looking for a highly motivated Supply Chain professional to join our team.

What are you going to do?

You are responsible for maintaining a sufficient inventory position that ensures timely delivery of high-quality product according to the sales budget, with an efficient procurement process and minimizing inventory write offs.


  • Review monthly existing stock and estimate future inventory levels relating to the updated forecasts, bookings/contracts, and pending sales orders, while minimizing inventory write offs.  
  • Coordinate and prioritize batches for quality testing and processing based on available stock.
  • Timely placement of intercompany transfer orders ensuring inventory is available to meet forecasted sales.
  • Ensure documentation of transfer orders are meeting Import requirements.
  • Monitor status of all outstanding transfer orders and follow up as necessary.
  • Execute export documentation requirements for shipments of goods originating in the US to destinations globally.
  • Monthly preparation of germination update report to ensure germ information remains current.
  • Coordinate with Customer Service, Warehousing, Accounting and Sales departments to ensure the smooth handling of customer orders. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Your power

We are looking for a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills. You are computer proficient and able to learn new applications quickly. You are a dynamic person who takes initiative and is a self-motivator. You are highly dependable and a service-oriented team player. You have strong planning and organization skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams and can connect with external vendors.


  • 3+ years in Supply Chain, seed industry preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent required.
  • Professional, assertive, and clear communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Pivot, Macros, Outlook, Teams)
  • Prior experience and working knowledge of seed industry desirable but not required.
  • You have a valid driver’s license


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 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 2,000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills!