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Crop Coordinator Rootstock cucurbits

Do you want to bridge the gap between the international rootstock cucurbits market, our breeding programme and the global Crop Team organisation? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for a Crop Coordinator in Bologna (Italy) or Almería (Spain)

What does a typical working day look like a Crop Coordinator Rootstock cucurbits?
Bring together all the market information and product information – that’s what you do on a day-to-day basis. You are the link connecting the international rootstock market, our breeding programme and our global crop organization. You work in close collaboration with colleagues all over the world and you play an important role in deciding on the launch of new varieties as well as in formulating the future product development strategy. You maintain and intensify contact with customers and the market. In addition, you visit trial fields to gain market information and product information and you identify opportunities that can lead to new product development activities. Together with colleagues within your team, you advise the management on the future of rootstock within Rijk Zwaan.

Also you have sales representative tasks. You are an important link between the customers and the crop organization. You will have the opportunity to develop as a commercial role in direct contact with customers: taking information, consulting, selling and monitoring of varieties, also building an extensive knowledge of the technical characteristics to give satisfactory answers both agronomic and commercial to our customers.

The vacancy for a Crop Coordinator at Rijk Zwaan

We are seeking for a Crop Coordinator with

- At least a bachelor´s Degree in Agriculture (e.g. Horticulture or Biology). and background in vegetable production with knowledge of cucurbit crops.

-  Minimum5 years' relevant experience working in sales and horticulture.

Furthermore you are a real teamworker, a strong communicator, have lots of initiative and enthusiasm, and your effective interpersonal skills make you succeed in gaining other people's support. We are seeking a proactive collaborator who likes getting out and about. You have sharp analytical skills and enjoy taking a pragmatic approach to tackling challenges. You have commercial insight and are market-oriented. Frequent business trips are not a problem, and needless to say you speak fluent English (and other foreign languages are an advantage).

What can you expect from us?
Besides an enjoyable job involving contact with colleagues from various different departments and countries, we’re happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Various training courses and opportunities through our very own Rijk Zwaan Academy!
  • Foreign business trips in line with your role
  • Freedom to take Initiative and work on your own development


For more information about this, vacancy and our company please contact Mar Hernández (Human Resources), telephone number +34  950.62.62.90 extension 208. You may send your written application with CV to Rijk Zwaan, f.a.o. Mar Hernández, by e-mail:

We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.