Product Specialist - California
Salinas Valley / San Juan Bautista, CA – full time at Bachelor level
What are you going to do?
As a Product Specialist, your day-to-day activities will revolve around testing new varieties and selecting the best ones. You will be responsible for identifying the most promising varieties to meet the market demands. You will trial, evaluate and report on new experimental varieties in all stages before the commercial release, in close cooperation with both breeding and sales teams. As a member of the Product Advancement Team, you will support the decision-making process and introduction of these varieties. You will work together in international and multidisciplinary (cross-functional) teams. You will report to the Area Sales Manager.
You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and are able to think and act independently. You thrive in a work culture where cooperation and working on mutual goals are highly valued. You have an open personality and excellent communication skills.
We are seeking someone with an active and practical approach, orientated towards persevering and problem solving. To be successful in this position, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture
- 3-5 years of seed industry or relevant agriculture experience
- Proven knowledge of field and/or vegetable seed crops and cultivation techniques
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills specifically in Excel
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
We are a growing, entrepreneurial and independent breeding company of vegetable varieties. We develop innovative, healthy vegetable varieties in a responsible manner, and produce and sell the varieties thereof worldwide. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are in the world. We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture.
As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 2000 colleagues worldwide from 40 nationalities. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden. We offer you a positive working environment and plenty of opportunities to develop yourself.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.