Careers in the Netherlands

Crop Specialist Lettuce Italy

Do you like to be the linking pin between the Italian vegetable market and our breeding programs? Are you passionate in being a part of fast growing Vegetable seed company? If so, apply for this vacancy for Crop Specialist Lettuce.

The crop specialist co-ordinates the crop activities for one or more specified crops within the Italian territory. They include activities like collecting market information, developing a product development plan & trial plan, trail evaluation, preparing introduction plans, marketing plans and sales planning. You will work in close co-operation with our commercial team: sales representatives,  product development  team, chain manager,  sales support and the breeding team to be successful. Yoou'll visit customers frequently to give technical support and to promote the varieties.

We are seeking a Crop specialist with:

  • an Agricultural University Degree
  • at least  5 years’ relevant experience
  • an adequate product and market knowledge of the Italian  horticultural industry

Furthermore you have an entrepreneurial attitude, you are a team worker and able to maintain the contacts in our international organization.You are willing to travel extensively along the country.You are pro-active, take initiatives easily and you have a commercial and client-focused approach. You are strong at negotiating and always keep track of the latest developments in the horticultural industry. You are fluent in speaking and writing both in Italian as English.


You can address your application to under the reference CSL19. Remember to specify the authorization to the processing of personal data (Legislative Decree 196/2008  and art.. 13 GDPR 679/16). The recruitment is open to male and female (L.903 / 77). 

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

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
Italy has one of the biggest vegetable seed markets in Europe, where Rijk Zwaan is focused with dedicated research programs  in order to develop future varieties and an healthy business growth. Rijk Zwaan Italia is a growing company, very active on the market.
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us.
From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.